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The Dark Power of Baliís Kites

Power to Baliís Nusa Dua Area Knocked Out by a Kite

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The thousands of kites that are flying over Bali represent a hazard to both aviation and electrification. reports that on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, power in the Nusa Dua area of South Bali was knocked out by a large kites flying over the island that cut loose before short-circuiting a high-voltage power line.

The spokesman for the State Power Board (PLN) in Bali, Agung Mustika, said, “the incident took place from 15.37 hours until 15:51 causing a power outage in the tourism area (Nusa Dua) that we were able to quickly remedy.”

Mustika said that the electrical power line hit by the kite was located near Pemecutan Kelod, in the city of Denpasar. While Nusa Dua is served by two power lines supplying power from Denpasar, one of those lines is under repair meaning the line knocked by the errant  kite out was the only remaining line providing power to the busy tourism area in Bali’s south.

Repair teams were able to restore power within 15 minutes.

Agung Mustika has called on the public not to fly their kites in close proximity to high power lines or electrical substations. He also asked that the public stop “parking” their kites unattended over the night by securing the kites to ground anchors. These unattended kites often fall victim to changing wind conditions, increasing the chance that they will crash, striking vehicles traveling on the highways or impair electrical installations.

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