POTENSI LAPANGAN PANAS BUMI GEDONGSONGO SEBAGAI SUMBER ENERGI ALTERNATIF DAN PENUNJANG PEREKONOMIAN DAERAH

Wahyu Setyaningsih

Abstract

Indonesia as a country with over than 300 million people population needs
alternative sources of energy to overcome the future energy crisis. Based on
tectonic conditions, Indonesia is a country rich in geothermal sources which can
be utilized as an alternative energy source, especially for power generation and
as supporting tools to industry, agriculture, fisheries and other potential areas
development. Semarang district has sufficient geothermal potential to be
developed, such as Gedongsongo geothermal field. Temperatures were obtained
using the method of gas Geothermometer Fumarole in Gedongsongo is at 223C,
thus Gedongsongo geothermal areas have highly potential for electric power and
other economic activities. In the future, this potential can be utilized as an
alternative energy source that could be capable to fullfilled the community needs.

Keywords

geothermal, Gedongsongo

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