Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Higher Electrical Rates to Burden Indonesia's Small Inns
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Higher Electrical Rates to Burden Indonesia's Small Inns

Low Costs Hotels in Bali and Rest of Indonesia Will Have Difficulties in Meeting Higher Electrical Bills.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesian, Electricity costs
Click Image to Enlarge

(6/19/2010)

Planned increases in electrical rates paid by Indonesian businesses and private consumers are expected to place an unusual burden on Indonesia's low-cost Melati-class hotels who will find it problematic to increase their very low rates in order to pay higher power bills.

Quoted by the national news agency Antara, Istijab, the chairman of the Yogyakarta branch of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) said, "the increase in the basic electrical charge will prove an increasing burden for hotel operators, particularly Melati-class hotels who will face higher operating costs while finding it impossible to increase their tariffs."

The PHRI executive explained that electrical costs already represent as much as 20% of the total operating costs, with higher electricity rates certain to only increase this burden.

Elaborating on the same theme, Istijab said: "Hoteliers have been continually trying to reduce energy costs, although with great difficulty. Reducing electricity costs is difficult since this automatically involves the comfort level and service provided to a hotel's guests. It's impossible to deny a guest wishing to use air-conditioning, hot water, bright lights or other electrical appliances such as television, Internet or music systems."

He also said that the State Electrical Board (PLN) recommendation to reduce consumption between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm was not practical during the peak operating hours for hotels. "In the past we experimented with starred-hotels that were required to decrease electrical use by 40% or face penalties from PLN," said Istijab. In that instance, hotels were able to replace PLN supplies with power from their generating sets, which resulted in increased operating costs in other areas of hotel operations.

Explaining the cost dilemma, Istijab explained: "From a cost standpoint, fuel for generator sets are almost the same as the electricity consumption saved. But the use of generators requires expensive routine maintenance."

Yogyakarta hotel owners at one time threatened to go on strike and cease operations if the government moves ahead with plans to increase electrical tariffs. Istijab told Antara that he lobbied his members not to take such action, especially with Yogyakarta's busiest tourist season just ahead.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
When Meeting Planners Meet
‘Thank You’ Party held for Members of the Bali MICE Initiative
(2/7/2016)
A Record Year
Bali by the Numbers: Bali Tops 4 Million Visitors in 2015
(2/7/2016)
Enter the Year of the Monkey
Bali Expecting a Surge in Chinese Visitors for Lunar New Year
(2/7/2016)
When Helping Others is Highly Fashionable
Bali Smile Foundation Fashion Show Sales and Fund Raiser in Ubud, Friday, February 26, 2016
(2/8/2016)
The Evil of Advertising
Denpasar Government Begins to Dismantle Roadside Advertising for Cigarettes
(2/7/2016)
Reclaiming Sanity
Tourism Experts Warn Reclamation of Benoa Bay will Only Worsen Critical Over-Supply of Hotel Rooms in Bali
(2/7/2016)
Interview: Rainy Hendriany – Foreign Ownership Update
Foreign Property Ownership in Indonesia – One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?
(2/8/2016)
Half a World is Now Just One Flight Away
United Airlines to Introduce 15-Hour Non-Stop San Francisco to Singapore in June 2016
(2/7/2016)
London Calling
Garuda Indonesia to Fly to London from Jakarta Starting March 31, 2016
(2/7/2016)
Drawing Lines in the Sand
Villagers Issue Deadline Ultimatum of March 20, 2016 to Hotel InterContinental Canggu
(2/7/2016)
Pass the Popcorn!
10th BALINALE Bali Film Festival September 24-30, 2016
(2/7/2016)
Tiger Shows it Stripes
TigerAir Reveals the Look of Planes to be Operated on Oz to Bali flights.
(2/7/2016)
All [News]!