Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Wave Connect Hydrokinetic Energy Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission
Document Title
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Wave Connect Hydrokinetic Energy Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Multiple - open ocean and existing commercial use
Document Description
As proposed, PG&E will construct a facility consisting of four berths to house up to 30 WEC devices and install five submarine cables to transmit the wave-generated power to a land-based conditioning and power substation. The submarine cables from the offshore pilot facility would be installed from the surf zone using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to a landing location onshore. The project is designed to be of small-capacity, with the WECs producing an average electrical output of 5 megawatts (MW), and of short-duration.

Contact Information

Steven Mindt
Agency Name
California State Lands Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Onshore portion: New Navy Base Road.
Total Acres
Parcel #
401-111-05,06, & 07 & 401-112-10
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Commercial , Water Facilities (Type submarine cable), Power:Other Power Type (Hydrokinetic wave)(Megawatts 5MW)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, EMF
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency

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