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Puerto Rico Ocean Technology Complex (PROTech) Request for Qualifications

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, Puerto Rico signed Law 17-2019 into effect which requires the island to generate 100% renewable energy by 2050.  As one step towards meeting this ambitious goal, the government has established the Puerto Rico Ocean Technology Complex (PROTech) Project based on a feasibility study completed by Integra Design Group, Makai Ocean Engineering, Technical Consulting Group, and Estudios Tecnicos Inc. The FS was updated as… Continue reading

Update: Dates for the 8th International OTEC Symposium

The 8th International OTEC Symposium, originally scheduled to be held October 22-24, 2020 in Cancun Mexico, has been postponed and moved online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New dates for this event are January 28-29, 2021.

Those who wish to speak should submit abstracts no later than September 30, 2020.

The organization for this year is headed by Professor Miguel Alatorre of Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia (UNAM). More information can… Continue reading

New IDB Report on Ocean Energy Potential in Barbados

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has published a report on the potential of Ocean Energy in Barbados. The report is very comprehensive yet user-friendly, Includes: A Review of Clean Technology Options, Available Resources, and Location Guidance for Potential Areas of Interest for Commercial Development. In support of the IDB and the Barbados Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, the authors (Sweyn Johnston, John McGlynn and Veronica R. Prado) have elaborated on the keys… Continue reading

8th International OTEC Symposium Website and Logo Contest

The organizer’s of the 8th International OTEC Symposium, scheduled for October 22-23, 2020 in Cancun, have released a website for this year’s event. It contains details on submission, logistics, and registration for the largest annual Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion event. While taking into account the world situation in regards to COVID-19, the organizing committee has prepared the information in advance to provide time for planning and the collaboration of the international community.

Event… Continue reading

Global OTEC Resources announce 150kW demonstration barge

Global OTEC Resources has announced they will be launching a 150KW offshore OTEC plant in the Maldives next year. 2020 started off with this announcement and an attached request for all interested parties of local power houses to fill in the application form on their website.

The demonstration barge is designed to generate a capacity of 150 kW which converts to roughly 1100 MWh per year. According to Global OTEC Resources, this could meet nearly… Continue reading

SIDS DOCK and Naval Energies to develop OTEC for Small Island Developing States

A UN-recognized initiative Small Island Developing States (SIDS DOCK) and Naval Energies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the development of marine renewable energy.

Under the agreement SIDS and Naval Energies will collaborate to foster the development of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), deep-sea conversion and floating offshore wind projects in small islands countries.

The signing ceremony took place during fifth session of the Assembly of SIDS DOCK, held on 28 September 2019,… Continue reading

OTEC at upcoming Caribbean Marine Technology Forum

The Caribbean Marine energy Technology forum will take place in Granada on November 6th. Possible renewable marine energy sources will be the topic of interest. These include tidal power, wave energy and offshore wind energy, but the main focus will be on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).

The Forum will be hosted by CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and co-hosted by the Government of Grenada and CCREEE (Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency).… Continue reading

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