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Tentative Dates for the 8th International OTEC Symposium

The 8th International OTEC Symposium is tentatively scheduled to be held October 22-24, 2020 in Cancun Mexico. The organization for this year will be headed by Professor Miguel Alatorre of Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia (UNAM). More information and updates will be made as they become available.
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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

Report on the 7th International OTEC Symposium

After launching the first International OTEC Symposium through the Korea-US Cooperation Program in 2013, the International OTEC Symposia have taken place each year. This year, the 7th International OTEC Symposium took place in South Korea September 27-28. Participants from at least 10 countries gathered to share the latest in technology, research, and projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two-day event included keynotes from Luis Vega, Yasuyuki Ikegami, and Michael… Continue reading

10th Okinawa Hawaii Ocean Energy and Economic Development Symposium and Workshop

Since 2010, Ocean Energy Workshops have been held alternately in Kona and Kumejima under the Okinawa Hawaii Clean Energy Partnership. This partnership was formed by a Memorandum of Cooperation signed by the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, the United States Department of Energy, Okinawa Prefecture, and the State of Hawai’i, to develop and deploy clean and renewable energies.

Expert meeting as part of the Hawaii Okinawa Clean Energy Partnership

Expert meeting as part of the Hawaii Okinawa Clean Energy Partnership

This year, the 10… Continue reading

India’s policy developments are opening doors for OTEC

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) in India has declared that ocean energy is officially a renewable energy source and now falls under Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO). This recent Policy change offers new opportunities for OTEC in India.

The RPO states power suppliers are required to procure a part of their power from renewable sources. By including Ocean Power as a renewable source, investing in OTEC is made more attractive. This… Continue reading

Ocean thermal energy ‘ideal’ to power Maldives

Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is the ideal renewable energy solution for the Maldives, according to Global OTEC Resources, an advocate for commercial OTEC systems to provide electricity and desalination to small island states. Global OTEC Resources has co-produced a paper with University of Exeter that assesses the feasibility of OTEC in the Maldives.

The paper titled ‘Assessment of extreme and metocean conditions in the Maldives for OTEC applications’ is to be… Continue reading

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