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. …”

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hotels complain about electricity rate hikes

Fadli, The Jakarta Post, Batam | Sat, 03/07/2009 2:19 PM 


Star-rated hotels and malls in Batam have been complaining about electricity rate hikes of between 40 and 52 percent, which state-owned electricity company PT PLN's Batam office has been applying since October 2008, a hotel owner said.


Anas, owner of Novotel Hotel Batam, said that as many as 42 star-rated hotels had complained, accusing the electricity company of being inconsistent with its rates.


"It previously agreed to apply old rates for hotels and malls until a decision by the Energy and Mineral Resources *ESDM* Ministry was made. Yet, it raised the rates by 40 percent for hotels and 52 percent for malls on Oct 1, 2008," Anas said.


With the new rate, he added, his hotel that previously only paid between Rp 300 million and Rp 400 million for electricity, now had to pay around Rp 600 million a month, or 40 percent of the hotel's total monthly operational costs.


"This is completely unreasonable. We don't know for how long we can survive. We are now counting down the days until we close our business in Batam," Anas said, adding that electricity costs should ideally be no higher than 20 percent of a hotel's monthly operational costs.


According to Anas, all hotels and malls in Batam were in arrears last month because of the new rates.


"It really worried us. Even the President said during his visit to Batam that fuel prices were down. The electricity rates must also be reduced," he said.


Anas noted that the electricity supply of at least four star-rated hotels was cut off last month due to payment arrears. The supply was only switched back on after Batam Deputy Mayor Ria Saptarika asked PLN for an exemption for hotels.


"PLN's behavior is really unprofessional. It's a terrible thing to do in this investment climate. But PLN is completely ignoring our pleas," Anas said, adding that hotels and malls could only tolerate electricity rate increases of up to 10 percent of the old rates.


Anas said hotels, through the Association of Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants (PHRI), had tried to meet with PLN and the municipal administration several times, without reaching any satisfactory outcome for the business community.


Head of Batam's Industry, Trade and ESDM Agency, Ahmad Hijazi, said his office was planning to meet ESDM Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro to discuss the problem.


"The rate hike is linked to the quantity of gas needed to power PLN's electricity generators. So, we need his *Purnomo's* involvement," he said.


Meanwhile, Batam PLN's Director Zainuddin refused to comment on the matter.

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