This past June 23-24, Hawaii State and Hawaii County hosted the 8th Ocean Energy and Economic Development Symposium under the Okinawa Hawaii Clean Energy Partnership. Thirty-eight participants from Japan traveled to Kona for the two-day symposium focusing on Ocean Energy, including OTEC, Deep Seawater Use, Education, the Environment, and for the first time, Economic Development from the former.
As Kumejima and Kona’s NELHA host the only two fully-operational OTEC plants in the world, the annual meeting at these two locations provide a unique opportunity to learn and share among the variety of experienced operators and stakeholders. Specifics on the agenda and other related information can be found on the official website at http://okinawahawaii-oews.com/agenda8.html
We look forward to next year’s workshop here on Kumejima, tentatively scheduled for September 28 and 29, 2018.