Close
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 · Who Turned Off the Lights in Bali?
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

Who Turned Off the Lights in Bali?

Sudden and Still-Unexplained Power Outage Leaves Much of Bali without Power for Two Hours on March 14, 2011.


Bali News: Who Turned Off the Lights in Bali?
Click Image to Enlarge

(3/19/2011)

The major electrical outage that left most of the island of Bali without power on Monday, March 14, 2011, remains a mystery as State Electrical Board (PLN) executives are unable to offer an explanation for the interruption to service that left most of Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar, Klungkung and Karangasem "powerless."

The outage, that started at 11:22 am in Bali and lasted until 1:41 pm, took place when 8 of 11 substations on Bali suddenly ceased operating.

The power blackout also shut down activities at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport. Both the arrival and departure halls were left in the dark and air conditioning ceased to operate for at least 30 minutes.

The disruption in service did not, however, interrupt flight operations as the air control operations system is supplied by a back up, battery-based system.

Quoted by Kompas.com, the general manager of PLN in Bali, Dadan Keorniadipoera, told a press conference on the day following the blackout that the disruption affected sub-stations covering a distance of 40 kilometers from Padang Sambian to Pesanggaran in Denpasar. "This event is outside of human control, there was a disruption in the transmission of 150 kilo-volts," explained Dadan.

PLN has apologized to all their customers who were inconvenienced by the interruption to service. Dadan also branded the outage as a rare event. Adding, "earlier, about three years ago, in Banyuwangi (East Java), a kite caused an blackout that reached as far as Bali."

Following repairs carried out by PLN, power was restored at 1:41 pm.

Baffled, PLN continues to search for a root cause that will explain the sudden failure at 8 electrical sub-stations.


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


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
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
Farming Still an Economic Centerpiece in Bali
Bali Faming Families Earn US$3,096 per year
(8/22/2014)
On the Street Where You Live
Denpasar, Bali Street Views Now Available on Google Maps
(8/22/2014)
Music that Heals
New Sanur-based Foundation Holds Fund-Raiser to Help People Stop Addiction and Rebuild Lives
(8/22/2014)
Arresting Drug Development
Denpasar Police Conduct Raids on Suspected Narcotics Dealers
(8/17/2014)
A Day and Night at the Museum
Morning Coffee at The Museum and Charity Dinner – August 30, 2014
(8/17/2014)
Kura Kura: New Local Travel Option in Bali
Bali Introduces New Kura Kura Shuttle Bus System for Tourist Visitors
(8/17/2014)
Bali Prepares to Fight Ebola
Classed as a Worldwide Epidemic by the WHO, Bali Puts Measures in Place to Handle Suspected Ebola Patients
(8/17/2014)
New Road for Tanjung Benoa?
Talks Continue on Construction of a Tanjung Benoa Ring Road in Bali’s South
(8/17/2014)
Leave it to a Professional
Tourism Leaders Call for their Next Minister to be Drawn from Circle of Professional Tourism Practitioners
(8/17/2014)
Mind Your “Qs” and “Pees”
Bali Tourism Transport Drivers Undergo Surprise Urinalysis
(8/17/2014)
Bless our Beasts
Bali Safari & Marine Park Seeks God’s Blessing on ‘Tumpek Kandang’ – a Day Dedicated to Animals
(8/17/2014)
Those in Peril on the Sea
2 Passengers Missing from Sunken Tourist Vessel Near Komodo Island
(8/17/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents