San Cristobal goes Green – Puerto Baquerizo to rely on Green Energy
June 24, 2010 § Leave a comment
JUPITER — Hydro Alternative Energy (HAE) has signed its first letter of intent with the municipal government of San Cristobal County in the Galapagos Islands. The one year letter of intent calls for HAE to begin producing and providing clean energy to the Ecuadorian municipality and its 7,000 residents. In turn, the commitment calls for the local government of Galapagos to buy the electricity from HAE.
It will take approximately 12 to 14 months to identify where the Galapagos Islands’ currents are strong and permanent and where to drop up to three turbines in the water, which are manufactured here in Palm Beach County.
In addition, HAE is working aggressively to secure licenses and agreements with the countries of Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Colombia.
HAE, with offices in Jupiter and Wellington, has produced a turbine prototype which can create electric energy from the ocean’s waves and currents. This kind of “green technology“ will provide clean, reliable, cost effective energy for national and international use.
“Recognizing the fragile ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands, Hydro Alternative Energy is extremely honored to have our Ecuador partners select us to be the first company to produce hydrokinetic energy for them,” said Mark Antonucci co-founder and President. “Our 10-year plan is to continue on a strategic path to provide clean electricity to the national and international consumer.”
Hydro Alternative Energy was founded in March 2009 by Antonucci and Jon Landau. There are only two other known companies (based in Texas and New York) which are doing work at similar levels of production.