- There appears to be some movement in NAUTILUS, a French-inspired effort by DCNS and partners on a 5.7 MW, $183 million effort at Bellefontaine in Martinique, complementing the NEMO (New Energy for Martinique and Overseas) offshore OTEC plant of Akuo Energy and DCNS. Just these two projects will make Martinique energy self-sufficient.
- The French government will also invest $183 million for a seawater cooling project on La Reunion, providing natural air-conditioning for Saint Denis and Saint Mary. It was a decade ago that I provided input on ocean energy to the government of the country.
- The European influenced International Renewable Energy Agency headquartered in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, published last year an OTEC report.
- The University of Boras in Sweden will be publishing selected presentations from the OTEC Africa Conference they hosted in 2013.
However, Makai Ocean Engineering is in the process of producing 100 kW from the facility at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority they built a few years ago with Lockheed Martin. A dedication ceremony is being planned for August.
They will then join the Kumejima 50 kW facility in Okinawa as the only two operational OTEC plants in the world: