Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Indonesia is a Potential Geothermal Superpower

During the Asia Pacific Summit for the Climate Project in Jakarta last January, Nobel Prize Laurette and former US Vice President Al Gore said that Indonesia has the potential to become the world's Geothermal Energy Superpower.

Al Gore has reason to say that because according to U.P.I Indonesia claims about 40 percent of the world's geothermal reserves
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Last March Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry revised the country's geothermal potential to 28,100 megawatts, up from 27,000 megawatts a decade ago.

The ministry's geological agency said that with 30 years of operation, Indonesia's revised geothermal potential is equal to 12 billion barrels of oil. That compares with the country's current oil reserves of 6.4 billion barrels.

Under Indonesia's national energy policy, the government aims to obtain 95,000 megawatts of power from geothermal sources by 2025. Less than 1,200 megawatts of geothermal energy has been explored.

I hope that the government would immediately carry out its plan to develop Geothermal power as a source for electricity, so that we do not have to build a nuclear reactor in the near future.

27 comments:

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

i hope in the next future, i own one of geothermal company :D

colson said...

This is a huge opportunity - and the technology has been well developed already.

It is a by far better solution than nuke power is - though I guess the gigantic economy is going to be still needs even more sustainable and safe energy alternatives.

I guess a intensive public debate on the national energy policies is ( should be) imminent.

ZuXuZ said...

Saya sika artikelnyaa

Multibrand said...

@Meutia,
I hope you will.
It would be great if I know someone who own such company.

@Colson,
Yes you are right, in the long term we need to find other alternatives including nuclear reactor. In this case every plan should be socialize to public and public debate should be held. It would of course take long time.

@ZuxuZ,
Saya senang anda menyukainya.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

NZ has a small geothermal industry in the central North Island. It also provides hot water for nearby towns as well.

I would like to see Indonesia fully utilise their geothermal assets.

Multibrand said...

Hi Peter/Kiwi,
We should learn from your country too.

Wisata Murah said...

I am very glad to hear it .. but the happiness that will disappear when our natural riches sold cheap as a mentally official beggar

Multibrand said...

Wisata Murah,
The people must monitor the process so that nothing would go wrong.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

seluruh pihak harus waspada. khususnya pemerintah agar bisa belajar dari pemerintah jepang..:)

oghello said...

indonesia is the best

mannoy @webnatin said...

I hope you get to this project soon. I agree with @colson that this is better alternative to nuclear powered electricity.

Multibrand said...

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Karena Geotherma menggunakan tenaga panas bumi walaupun lebih aman dari nuklir tapi harus tetap hati2 dan disiplin dalam memliharanya,

@Oghello,
Yes I agree with you.

@Mannoy,
Let us hope so.

attayaya_surat said...

sudah mulai diproduksi menjadi tenaga listrik di beberapa tempat.
investasi yg dilakukan biasanya akan memikirkan faktor kerusakan akibat bencana alam, karena sumber geotermal berada dekat gunung aktif.

Veritas said...

Attayaya_Surat,
Semoga bisa mengurangi ketergantungan pada minyak dan gas bumi, serta dapat menghindari nuklir.

Multibrand said...

@Attayaya_Surat,
Semoga ditemukan cara pengolahan yang lebih baik dan aman sehingga potensi panas bumi kita bisa dimanfaatkan secara maxima.

@Veritas,
Saya sependapat dengan anda.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

bijak-bjak aja deh menanggapinya..:)

r10 said...

geotermal lebih aman daripada nuklir

BeBek said...

saya tidak setuju dengan penggunaan nuklir...
sepertinya bahaya > manfaat...
hehehe...

gag bisa bayangin dech kalo ada kebocoran yang menyebabkan radiasi...

Cheqna said...

Everyone could learn valuable lessons from the disaster that cause the rectors to collapse in operation and find some other alternative or take better measurement.

But in Japan's case, I'm sure they had done so, but when its against nature, nothing can be done.

Bear Wife said...

I think that is the better alternative as compared to
nuclear power, given Indonesia's
rich resources.

Lol...the bright side to all
these tragic news in the past
week is that countries have
began to relook into other ways
of tapping their natural resources
instead of solely eyeing nuclear
enery alone..

smp 3 lembang said...

indonesia dipenuhi oleh sumber daya semoga manusianya bisa lebih bijak memeliharanya

f4dLy :) said...

I just hope that Indonesia could

Multibrand said...

@TUKaNG CoLoNG,
Memang harus bijak dalam manfaatkan sumber alam.

@R10,
Geothermal memang lebih aman.

@Bebek,
Mudah2an kita tidak perlu memakai nuklir

@Cheqna,
What happened in Japan shows that no matter how sophisticated we are, we cannot fight nature.

@Bear Wife,
Yes this disaster has made us think about alternative sources of energy. Hopefully we'll find better one soon.

@Smp3Lembang,
Semoga kita berhasil.

@Fadly,

Let's hope that we ca

attayaya_save said...

save our oil
use our thermal (geo and sun)
yihaaaaaaa

Multibrand said...

@Attayaya_save,
Yes we must find alternative fuels

Terrans said...

Unfortunately, building geothermal plants will not be enough to cover the electricity needs. That is why it is good to use solar, biomass and wind in order to meet some of the electricity needs in a certain area. Nothing can be compared with the level of energy one nuclear plant produces. That is why many countries still keep their nuclear plants running because the energy from green sources is not enough to cover the electricity needs in certain areas.

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Thank You,
Terrans

Multibrand said...

Hi Terrans,
You are right that nothing can be compared with the level of energy one nuclear plant produces.
The experience of Japan as one of the most advanced country, with very disciplined people, yet face difficulty in handling explosion of its reactor, is a clear warning to other country that wants to build nuclear reactor.
Until they are ready, better to find and develop other sources.