February 10, 2017
Contact: Ben Kerr, Communications Specialist
Ocean Energy Round Table Discussion with Rep. Kathleen Peters
Sunday, February 12th 4:00pm
Lake Worth Beach Casino Ballroom
Lake Worth, FL. – Following the recent announcement of the Ocean Energy Collaborative between FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) and the City of Lake Worth, the leading domestic and international companies conducting research and design of large ocean turbines have been invited to attend and participate in a roundtable discussion for the purpose of establishing Lake Worth, FL. as "ground zero" for all advanced ocean energy development in the United States.
The invitation-only event will include local economic development officials; SNMREC; industry representatives, and special guest, Representative Kathleen Peters, Chair of the Florida House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee.
Lake Worth's proximity to the Gulf Stream, its ownership of a municipal electric generating plant and its commitment to becoming a community reliant upon renewable energy sources, have all played a significant role in SNMREC's decision to invite the City to join together in the collaborative effort. To-date, a joint application has been submitted to Florida's Office of Energy in the hopes of receiving a Renewable Energy and Efficient Technologies Grant in the amount of $350,000.00 dollars.
Please contact Ben Kerr, the City of Lake Worth Communications Specialist with any questions or comments.