One of the basic environmental considerations in site selection for an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant is the availability of an adequate temperature difference resource. OTEC plants are designed to use the potential energy in the temperature difference between the warm ocean surface water and the cold water at deeper depths to generate electricity. The monthly temperature structure for ten different geographical areas was analyzed and each was evaluated as a potential site for an OTEC power plant. Factors such as water depth, currents, weather patterns, and sea and swell conditions were also included in the evaluation. This report presents the evaluation of the Ivory Coast as a possiblity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; For related documents, see AN 10333 through AN 10341
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ocean Data Systems, Incorporated

    6000 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Wolff, W A
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: Various p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HCP/T2898-01/1
  • Contract Numbers: ET-78-C-01-2898
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM