An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

50 IPP power plants face financing problems

Alfian, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 11/03/2009 1:05 PM

Construction and operation of 50 small and medium power plants operated by independent power producers (IPP) have slowed down due to financing problems and increasing costs, an official said Monday.

The power plants have a total capacity of about 500 megawatts (MW) and all of them are located outside Java, J. Purwono, director general for electricity and energy utilization at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said.

"Some of the projects had to be stopped because of problems in financing and the increasing cost of materials and EPC *engineering , procurement and construction*," Purwono said.

Included in the power plants are the 2x50 MW Embalut Power Plant in East Kalimantan; the 35 MW Palu Power Plant in Central Sulawesi; the 2x110 Sarula Power Plant in North Sumatra; and the 2x70 MW Bangka Power Plant in Bangka Belitung.

"Some of the power plants were supposed to start operation in the middle of this year.

"The Embalut and Palu power plants have been in operation, but now they have problems as they must cover high coal prices *to fuel the plants*," Purwono said.

He added that, to help deal with the problems, the government would facilitate a renegotiation between state utility company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the sole buyer and distributor of electricity, and the 50 IPPs.

"The electricity prices and other term and conditions, such as the operation schedule, will be renegotiated," Purwono said.

"The renegotiation is important because the projects are also state assets.

"If these projects are terminated, we must start *again* from the beginning and this will require much more time. We expect that both PLN and the IPPs will benefit from the renegotiation," said Purwono.

He added that the renegotiation would form part of the new Energy and Mineral Resources Minister's 100 days program.

PLN is still the sole distributor of electricity, at least until 2010. IPPs may generate power but they must sell the power to PLN.

However, the recently passed electricity law will soon allow private businesses to both generate and distribute electricity.

The contribution of IPPs to the country's electricity system is still small as the projects often face difficulties in financing. Currently, IPPs contribute about 14 percent of the 30,000 MW of power generated within the PLN system.

The government expects IPPs to contribute more via the second phase of the 10,000 MW accelerated power program.

The second program, expected to be planned and implemented between 2010 and 2014, is expected to generate a total of 10,580 MW. IPPs are expected to build and manage 40 percent of this capacity.

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