• Erlita Aprilia
  • Althaf Aini
  • Ayu Frakusya
  • Agus Safril


Electrical energy is something that is needed in the continuation of human life. The need for electrical energy is increasing from time to time new innovations are purchased to produce environmentally friendly energy. Sea Heat Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a method to produce electrical energy using the temperature difference between the deep sea and the surface with a minimum temperature difference of 20 ° C to run a heat engine. West Papua is one of the provinces in Indonesia with electrification that is still low. The location of Indonesia in the tropics with differences in the temperature of sea water which has great potential to use the OTEC method in producing electricity. This study discusses to study the potential use of OTEC in Papua. The data used are data on the temperature of the deep sea surface and the period of 1955 - 2012 at twelve points in the waters around West Papua. The data was obtained from the World Ocean Atlas 2013 which was then processed using data software and Ocean Data View (ODV). The results of data processing obtained the greatest efficiency value of 7.67% and excess of 7.21%


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How to Cite
Aprilia, E., Aini, A., Frakusya, A., & Safril, A. (2019). POTENSI PANAS LAUT SEBAGAI ENERGI BARU TERBARUKAN DI PERAIRAN PAPUA BARAT DENGAN METODE OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC). Jurnal Meteorologi Klimatologi Dan Geofisika, 6(2), 7-14. https://doi.org/10.36754/jmkg.v6i2.118