PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 29, 2015 – EY announced on Monday that Jeremy Feakins, the Group Executive Chairman of Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in Greater Philadelphia. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Feakins was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.
“Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation is unique in its community, unique in its technology, unique in its mission,” remarked Feakins. “Every member of our team has the spirit of an entrepreneur, and we’re working toward a goal that will change the world.”
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include sponsors include Aon Risk Solutions, Ballard Spahr LLP, Merrill Corporation, MFP Strategies, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray, Devine & Company, Inc., NSM Insurance Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia Business Journal, PNC Bank, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC and The Simkiss Companies.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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About Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation
OTE is a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Company who designs, builds, owns and operates deep water hydrothermal systems which include: Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC), Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and water for drinking, aquaculture and agriculture. OTE’s first multimillion-dollar project is underway in The Bahamas.
OTE brings large-scale multi-applications of green energy and fresh water from the ocean to tropical and subtropical regions where 3 billion people live. Our technology utilizes the natural temperature differential in oceans to generate base-load, 24/7, clean non-polluting electricity, as well as alternative, energy efficient cooling systems and fresh water, the latter of which is essential for the entire world, particularly developing communities. Since the 1970s, OTEC and SWAC systems have been successfully demonstrated and operating in several locations around the world.
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