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, March 4, 2008

PLN's new billing system halted, on our doorstep

Ika Krismantari , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Tue, 03/04/2008 1:32 AM

Amid intense opposition from lawmakers and analysts, the government decided Monday to postpone plans to introduce a new electricity billing system aimed at encouraging the public to use electricity more wisely.

The government would instead focus more on familiarizing the public with the plan before its official launch, Energy and Mineral Resource Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said.

State-owned power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) had not applied the so-called 'progressive rate bill,' previously planned to take effect this month, Purnomo said.

"Under the President's instruction, we are to make preparations to ensure the program runs well," Purnomo said at a hearing with the House Commission VII for energy.

"We don't want a repeat of the kerosene conversion program fiasco," he added.

The government suggested PLN launch a pilot project in several places to measure the effectiveness of the system.

With global oil prices hovering above US$100 per barrel, the administration is already under pressure to ease the swelling power subsidy, which keeps the price of household electricity beneath international market prices.

Electricity for household use accounts for almost 90 percent of the total national electricity consumption.

Based on data from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, the total estimated subsidy for electricity this year amounts to Rp 65 trillion (US$7.14 billion), more than double the previous estimate of Rp 29.8 trillion.

The higher subsidy is expected to drain funds intended for building infrastructure, schools and other public needs. It would also limit state firms' ability to expand since they would be forced to pay bigger dividend payments to the government.

The new billing system, which rewards households that can keep their 2008 electricity consumption at or below 80 percent of the 2007 national average (determined on the basis of "household groups"), was expected to see national power consumption drop by 20 percent.

At present, household groups are allocated 450, 900, 1,300 or 2,200 watts. Households whose consumption exceeds the 80 percent benchmark would be subject to penalties in the form of higher rates. Households consuming less electricity than the benchmark would get a 20-percent discount.

The new system is estimated to help the government save as much as Rp 10 trillion from its fuel subsidy.

During Monday's hearing, lawmakers were somehow opposed to the plan, saying it needed further study and approval from the House before it could be put into effect.

PLN president director Eddie Widiono, however, was concerned the delay would impact on the company's financial performance because of huge amounts of subsidy the company had to bear.

"We are hoping to speed up the public awareness program, to start the billing system in April," he said.

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