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Japan Supported Project toward Development of Advanced Hybrid OTEC in Malaysia

The Japan Science and Technology Agency last month announced seven new SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) projects for FY2018 including a collaborative research program between the Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

SatrepsThe collaborative research is entitled “Project for Development of Advanced Hybrid Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Technology for Low Carbon Society and Sustainable Energy System: First Experimental OTEC Plant of Malaysia.”

This study is aimed at… Continue reading

6th International OTEC Symposium Okinawa

The International OTEC Symposium is the world’s largest international conference on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Since the first conference in Hawaii in 2013, it has been held annually in Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, and France. Two days of unique and interactive sessions provides the framework for networking and collaboration among the wide variety of international speakers and participants. From key players in the OTEC industry and energy markets, finance experts and government representatives from… Continue reading

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation announces plans for SWAC System Project for the U.S. Military in 2018 and first OTEC EcoVillage

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has made progress on the development of its first OTEC EcoVillage planned in the Virgin Islands and has progressed toward the development of a SWAC system for the U.S. Military.

SWAC System for the US Military

Having been approached by a major defense contractor, in 2018, OTE plans to continue its design efforts for the construction of a Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) system for the U.S. military. While working… Continue reading

5th OTEC Symposium

The 5th International OTEC Symposium took place on Reunion Island on November 7-9, 2017. This gathering follows the previous four in Hawaii, Malaysia, South Korea, and the Netherlands. Reunion Island is a French territory off Madagascar and hosts the Naval Energies and Technical University of Reunion’s OTEC prototype. We appreciate this year’s organizers for their hard work bringing off this successful event.

Symposium_reunionAttendees and presenters were indeed international, with France, South Korea, Malaysia, England, USA,… Continue reading

Hawaii calls for OTEC power purchase proposals

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) has launched a request for proposals for purchase of power produced by ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant system. The request for proposals covers the design, construction, implementation, operation and maintenance of an OTEC system at the NELHA research campus.

The contractor is expected to construct and operate a 100 – 300kW OTEC plant, while NELHA will enter into power purchase agreement (PPA) for a minimum… Continue reading

5th International OTEC Symposium

The 5th International OTEC Symposium will be held at the beautiful island of La Réunion, from 7th to 9th November 2017. La Réunion is an overseas French Island situated in the Indian Ocean with a working Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) land-based pilot, co-funded by NAVAL Energies and the Regional Council.

  • OTEC Policies & Finance
  • OTEC Project & Opportunity
  • OTEC  Technology
  • Scientific Challenges
  • Environmental & Social Impacts
  • OTEC standardisation and… Continue reading

Future OTEC standard making progress within IEC TC114

An international guidance document on OTEC is making significant development progress. This document will benefit the whole OTEC community, providing guidance to designers and project developers, and reassuring investors, insurers and national authorities.

The guidance document -IEC TS 62600-20- will be a Technical Specification developed within the Technical Committee TC114 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The document will cover land‐based, shelf‐mounted and floating OTEC plants which generate electrical power. It will be applicable to… Continue reading

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