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When Bali Powers Down

Nyepi – Bali’s Day of Silence Dramatically Reduces Fuel and Electrical Consumption

(3/25/2012) The 24-hour closure of Bali for Nyepi that included the cessation of all motor vehicle traffic and air traffic, was a literal “breath of fresh air” for the island and a genuine carbon-saving step in terms of fuel consumption.




Kompas.com reports that 3,000 kiloliters of subsidized fuel was conserved during the Nyepi period, comprised of the average 2,300 kiloliters of premium gasoline and 700 kiloliters of diesel fuel sold on an average day.

The closure of Bali’s airport for Nyepi also curbed the consumption of aviation fuel by 80 kiloliters.

Estimates from the State Power Board (PLN) state that power consumption in Bali declined by as much as 50% during Bali’s day of absolute silence.