(Another) Follow up to Oahu, Hawaii, OTEC announcement

In a previous post I asked whether maybe publishing the list of IPP projects was a mistake? It wasn’t, says a source on Hawaii which didn’t want to be named. Interesting. I contacted Sea Solar Power, and I didn’t get an answer, but then I am not surprised by that and I did end up talking to Rob Nicholson of Sea Solar Power International. They can’t really comment right now about what is going on.… Continue reading

Follow up to Oahu, Hawaii, OTEC announcement

I asked in a post the other day whether there was one or two OTEC plants under negotiation at Oahu, Hawaii. I asked a source in Hawaii about that and got the answer:

Having a list of potential IPP projects is unusual – the utility doesn’t usually say anything about their negotiations.

Did they make a mistake when they published that document? I suppose the best thing would be to ask Bob Nicholson at Sea… Continue reading

Not one, but two OTEC plants in Hawaii?

Thanks to Maria Tome, Hawaii State Energy Office for confirming that the Lookheed Martin OTEC will be built on Oahu, Hawaii. She pointed to this Energy Agreement which was signed by the State of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Electric Companies.

Looking a little deeper into the 52 page agreement (2 MB PDF) I found something which I hadn’t seemed mentioned before, and I am not sure I understand what it means. On page 45 in… Continue reading

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