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Keeping Christmas Trees Aglow in Bali

PLN Assures Power Supplies Sufficient to Meet Higher Demand Over 2012-2013 Christmas and New Year’s Periods

(12/7/2012) The State Power Board for Bali (PLN-Bali) has issued assurances that electrical supplies for Christmas 2012 and New Year 2013 will be adequate to meet demand over the coming peak period.

Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the public affairs spokesman for PLN-Bali, Agung Mastika, said, “It is still safe (power supplies) through the 2013 New Year’s period.”

Bali’s total power supply of 690 megawatts is met through a number of power generating stations on the island and a submarine cable carrying power form neighboring Java. This supply of power exceed peak power demands of 644 megawatts

Mastika explained that 30% of all power consumed in Bali goes to the Nusa Dua area of Bali where the largest concentration of starred hotels is found. The peak demand in power from the Nusa Dua area reaches 170 megawatts.

Mastika added that PLN-Bali is hoping that a new coal-burning power generating center at Celukan Bawang in North Bali will soon come on line in order to held the island meet its ever-increasing power demands.