The Bahamas Electrical Corporation (BEC) was happy to jump on a chance to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuel, with the involvement of the Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation. The plants will be the first to use ocean water in creating fresh water and clean energy.
The OTEC plants are ideal for tropical environments, and once running will help other countries look towards future-clean technologies. These ‘prototype’ OTEC plants, will lead to the addition of others, with advancements on efficiency and load capacity. The BEC serves almost 85% of electricity in The Bahamas; resourcefulness is required in many of the isolated Out Islands.