Learning from Field Testing Experiences for Developing Small Scale Tidal Current Energy Conversion System

Rasgianti, Mukhtasor, Shade Rahmawati, Erwandi, Sony Juniarto, Ariyana Dwiputra Nugraha, Arionmaro Asi Simaremare, Ruly Bayu Sitanggang

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Tidal current energy conversion system (TCECS) has been tested in potential straits such as the Larantuka Strait and Madura Strait. In its development, the technology will be improved by increasing its capacity to 100 kW. The new capacity is planned to use a farming system with vertical axis turbines. The experience of installing and operating a TCECS prototype with a capacity of 10-20 kW in Indonesia could be a valuable experience for the implementation phase of a TCECS with a higher capacity. This paper aims to report the experience of TCECS installation in Indonesia. According to previous installation experience, TCECS was made floating using a catamaran type as a supporting structure. This was done to facilitate the transportation process from the production site to the installation site. TCECS production was carried out in an area that is quite far from the installation area because there is not enough land around it to assemble or produce the technology. This condition is one of the factors that need to be considered in the TCECS installation step in Indonesia. Another factor to consider is the size of the TCECS technology to be utilized. The Installation facilities in Indonesia, especially in the eastern region, have been yet inadequate in using large equipment, e.g., a heavy crane. Therefore, the dimensions of the TCECS to be installed should not have large dimensions. To take the experience of the installation, other factors are described in several chapters in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012016
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2nd International Conference on Maritime Technology and Its Application, ICOMTA 2022 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Nov 2022 → …


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