OTEC to boost renewable energy efforts in Fiji

Renewable energy alternatives and improvements in energy security through the introduction of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) can positively impact Fiji and the Pacific region’s economies.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Public Utilities (Water, Energy) Works and Transport Timoci Natuva during a presentation today on Sustainable Utilisation of Ocean Thermal Energy in the South Pacific Region.

Fiji OTEC“Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion will enhance our initiatives of Green and Blue Economy concept, which was introduced during the inaugural summit of Pacific Island Development Forum in August last year,” Mr Natuva said.

“The OTEC has other uses apart from power production including desalination, air conditioning for hotels, aquaculture, agriculture hydrogen production and mineral extraction such as lithium and so forth.”

He added the Ocean Thermal Energy (OTEC) with its success will bring vast array of benefits for humankind, especially the potential for improved energy access to the Pacific islands.

Read the full press release on the Fijian Government website

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