Floating power plant would reduce reliance on fossil fuels

Cayman Compass—October 1, 2014—A floating power station using the solar energy stored in Grand Cayman’s warm tropical waters could provide the first firm renewable energy supply capable of replacing diesel generators on the island, according to documents setting out the scope of an environmental study.

If successful, the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant would be able to provide firm, reliable power to the national grid 24 hours a day, reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

Charles Farrington, managing director of the Cayman Islands Electricity Regulatory Authority and a member of the Environmental Assessment Board that is overseeing the study, said the project has the potential to be a significant one in Cayman’s energy future. Read more…

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