Mapping of tidal stream energy resources in the coastline of sarawak

Andrew Ragai, Henry Rigit and Kamran, Ahmed Samo and Azhaili, Baharun (2013) Mapping of tidal stream energy resources in the coastline of sarawak. In: 9th International Unimas Stem Engineering Conference, ENCON 2016, 26 October 2016 through 28 October 2016, Riverside Majestic Hotel Kuching, Sarawak; Malaysia;.

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Abstract

Tidal energy is one of the most predictable and reliable source of renewable energy. The kinetic energy from tidal streams can be used for generation of electrical power. The purpose of this study was to draw the mapping of extractable tidal stream energy resources in Sarawak coastline. The tidal stream speed and corresponding power densities were computed through empirical equations. The mapping of potential locations was made by weighting of different elements required for the selection of suitable sites. It was found from the study that only a single site of Pulau Triso at Batang Lupar fulfilled the criteria of the required tidal stream speed and the clearance of shallow-draft oceangoing vessels. Off Kuala Igan met only the clearance requirements of all types of oceangoing vessels and the tidal stream speed were found to be lower than set limits. Other examined sites could not accomplish any criterion set for the site selection. It was concluded that the only practicable site for the extraction of tidal stream energy was Pulau Triso at Batang Lupar among the examined locations in Sarawak coastline. However, only shallow-draft oceangoing vessels could pass through the proposed site due to its lower water depth

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tidal streams power tidal stream turbines ocean energy mapping of tidal energy resources, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 07:19
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 02:01
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16331

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