Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OT EC) was conceived of by the French engineer Jacques D’Arsonval in 1881. However, at the time of this writing the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii is home to the only operating experimental OT EC plant on the face of the earth. OT EC is a potential alternative energy source that needs to be funded and explored much more than it presently is. The great hurdle to get over with OT EC implementation on a wide and practically useful level is cost. It is difficult to get the costs down to a reasonable level because of the processes presently utilized to drive OT EC. Ocean thermal energy would be very clean burning and not add pollutants into the air. However, as it presently would need to be set up with our current technologies, OT EC plants would have the capacity for disrupting and perhaps damaging the local environment.