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Rotating Blackouts Expected in Bali Starting from February 2012

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, PLN, State Electricity Board, Blackouts, Gilimanuk, Dadan Koerniadipoera, hotels, genset, February 2012
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Rotating blackouts in Bali’s power supply are predicted to reoccur in February 2012. The power interruptions will take place during scheduled, routine repairs on the Gas Generating Power Station (PLTG) in Gilimanuk, West Bali, that, during periods of the planned repairs causing the plant to go off-line Bali will lose 130 megawatts of power generation capability. quotes the general manager of Bali’s State Power Board (PT-PLN-Bali), Dadan Koerniadipoera, as calling on Bali’s hotels to maximize the use of internal power generating systems to reduce the load on the Bali power grid.

‘We have asked the hotels that during the month of February, if hotel occupancies are high with a resulting high demand on electrical power, to assist by turning on the their gensets so the system load requirement doesn’t rise. We hope the current load demands can be maintained in order to avoid potential blackouts,” explained Koerniadipoera.

Dadan Koerniadipoera went on to explain that PLN-Bali provides some 680 megawatts of power, enough to meet peak demand periods consuming 540 megawatts.

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