The State Power Board (PLN) of Bali is recommending that power consumers practice power conservation, particularly at peak usage hours.
The need for reduced power consumption is caused by the ongoing replacement of power transmission lines and cables at a number of power generation stations in Bali.
A spokesman for PT PLN-Bali, Agung Mastika explained that the upgrading of cables to lines capable of carrying higher power loads is needed as Bali continues to upgrade its power supply. The replacement of power cables is expected to be concluded on August 24, 2012.
Agung is recommending that members of the public wishing to help ensure a continuing power supply for the island reduce consumption between the hours of 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm every day.
He also implored the public not to fly kites near power distribution lines. June to August is the height of Bali’s kite flying season.
Bali’s current peak power consumption stands at 532 megawatts. PLN anticipates that at present rates of growth power demand in Bali will reach 1,248 megawatts by 2019.
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