First U.S. Grid-Connected OTEC Plant Goes Live on Hawaii

Hawaii Governor David Ige on Aug. 21 joined executives from the Office of Ocean Naval Research (ONR), Makai Ocean Engineering and other organizations on-site at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) in cutting the ribbon and commissioning the first U.S., and world’s largest, grid-connected ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) power plant.

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