Palau Government want to do OTEC study

According to the Micronesian Newspaper Marinas Variety the Government of Palau has submitted a proposal to the US Trade and Development Agency to secure funding for an OTEC study. The budgeted amount for the study is said to be US$ 500,000. According to he article they would limit the implementation of the eventual OTEC plant to US companies, suggesting that either OCEES or Seasolar Power could get the work.