Saturday, February 11, 2017

Round table discussion to be held at the Lake Worth Casino on large oean turbines

February 10, 2017

Contact: Ben Kerr, Communications Specialist
Phone: 561.586.1631

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.


Anonymous said...

is lake worth commission going to fall for another one where it is going to cost the citizens big time

laurence said...

FAU brought this idea to the commission several years ago.

Glad it's still on the table and may be funded by a state grant and FAU themselves.

Our rates will go down, our carbon footprint will be smaller, and the hare-brained idea of selling to FPL will be taken off the table.

An additional item was the transfer of cool ocean water to run A/C units.

Anonymous said...

How will this effect wildlife in our oceans? Sharks ,dolphins ,whales sea turtles etc?

Lynn Anderson said...

Who submitted the joint application? the city of Lake Worth? Is this a matching grant? What? What about hurricanes?

Anonymous said...

FAU is not exactly Berkley. It sounds like a thanks but no-thanks idea to me. Things are bad enough. I don't need Lake Worth acting as a guinea pig for the whole USA. Or, is there money in it for the Commissars. Every time some stupid idea gets floated around, stupid Lake Worth thinks they can capitalize on it.