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#1 Republic of Korea announces ODA including OTEC
By December 2026, The Republic of Korea will provide 50kW OTEC generators, air conditioners and heaters to the Marshall Islands, which can cool and heat about 5000m2 areas. In addition, an education program will be provided on how to desalinate discharge water and use it for hydroponics. The country will provide USD 5.2 million in financing, plus staff. Learn more here.
#2 OTEC to power desalination plant in India
Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), a research and development institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), is developing an OTEC desalination plant in southwest India. The structure is located on Kavaratti island in Lakshadweep and is powered by about 65 kW power generated from OTEC. Learn more here.
#3 University of Guam aims to harness energy from the ocean
Research being carried on by the University of Guam is seeking to find ways residents may manage the rising costs of electricity in the future by looking into alternative energy sources to expensive imported fossil fuels. As they are conducting studies across the country, they are also looking into efforts to harness the power of the ocean. Learn more here.