Sea Flow Energy Has Great Potential to be Developed in Indonesia

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, April 02 2018 - 13:30 IWST

Menteri ESDM saat meninjau lokasi rencana pengembangan Pembangkit Listrik Arus Laut
Menteri ESDM saat meninjau lokasi rencana pengembangan Pembangkit Listrik Arus Laut

INDUSTRY.co.id - Larantuka - As an archipelagic country, Indonesia has an ideal topography for developing energy from ocean currents. The strait between the two islands generates considerable energy potential to be utilized as a new alternative energy-based alternative energy source.

This was conveyed by Director General of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE), Rida Mulyana while accompanying the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Ignasius Jonan reviewed the location of the Sea Flow Power (PLTAL) development plan in Larantuka Strait, East Nusa Tenggara, Saturday (31/3/2018).

"As an archipelagic country, Indonesia has many narrow straits that indicate potential ocean currents to be developed such as those in the Larantuka Strait, which is said to be the strongest in the world and we still have many other straits that we still identify which worth to be developed," said Rida.

Marine energy technology in the international world has grown rapidly. The Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) has begun assessing these types of technologies for possible application in Indonesia, followed by assessments by the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

Although Indonesia's marine area is three times bigger than land area, but the activity of sea energy utilization for power plant has not developed yet. Marine energy development frontier is already available in Law no. 30/2007 on Energy and Law no. 17/2007 on the National Long Term Development Plan (RPJPN).

In order to develop the energy of ocean currents, on November 9, 2017, the Indonesian delegation led by Rida Mulyana visited the ocean current energy development company, Naval Energies, in Cherbourg, France.

The ocean currents developed by Naval Energies have a simple turbine technology, which has only one part that uses sea water as a lubricant. With that technology, the cost of operation and maintenance is lower when compared to using propellers technology. Open hydro open center turbine technology which has a diameter of 16 meters and current velocity of 2-5 meters per second it can generate electricity of 2 MW.

PT Arus Indonesia Raya (AIR), a company that has cooperation with Naval Energies in developing the marine turbine industry, has been conducting studies in several Indonesian locations. There are several suitable areas for developing marine power plants (PLTAL). From the results of studies conducted at 10 location points, obtained the potential electricity that can be generated from the ocean currents of Indonesia.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi delivers press statement at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Friday (02/03) (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Rahmat)

Sabtu, 04 Februari 2023 - 15:03 WIB

Don’t Let ASEAN Become ‘Proxy’, President Jokowi Says

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi announced that ASEAN foreign ministers will kick off a series of meetings under Indonesia’s 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship.

President Jokowi receives courtesy call from ASEAN Foreign Ministers and ASEAN Secretary General, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Friday (02/03). (Photo by: BPMI)

Sabtu, 04 Februari 2023 - 14:30 WIB

President Jokowi Welcomes ASEAN Foreign Ministers at Merdeka Palace

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (02/03) at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta received a courtesy call from ASEAN Foreign Ministers and ASEAN Secretary General Kao Kim Hourn.

Qatar Airways

Jumat, 03 Februari 2023 - 21:51 WIB

Qatar Airways And Airbus Reach Amicable Settlement In Legal Dispute

Qatar Airways and Airbus are pleased to have reached an amicable and mutually agreeable settlement in relation to their legal dispute over A350 surface degradation and the grounding of A350…

Asia-Pacific Universal Robots

Jumat, 03 Februari 2023 - 19:31 WIB

Universal Robots reports record revenue despite global uncertainty

Universal Robots, the Danish collaborative robot (cobot) company, has reported Q4 revenue of USD 85 million, bringing 2022 annual revenue to USD 326 million, up 5% on 2021. On a constant currency…

Jababeka & SD Darmono Won an Award at PropertyGuru 2022

Jumat, 03 Februari 2023 - 16:00 WIB

Jababeka & SD Darmono Won an Award at PropertyGuru 2022

PT Jababeka Tbk through one of its subsidiaries namely Jababeka Residence, received an award as the Best Mega Township Development at the PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Award 2022, at the Ritz…