PLN bolsters power supply to touristy southern Bali

first_imgConnecting the third substation reduced chances of an outage should the others undergo maintenance or shutdowns, said PLN spokesman Agung Murdifi in a statement that day.Read also: Travel restriction haunts near-collapse travel agencies in Bali“Nusa Dua and Pecatu are prime destinations. Ngurah Rai airport is the gateway. Thus, we have to ensure the electricity supply,” he said.PLN plans to install 4,460 circuit kilometers of new power lines this year, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data. The company is particularly focused on building electricity transmission infrastructure to high economic activity regions, including tourist hotspots, industrial areas and seaports.Topics : State-owned electricity company PLN has connected a third power supply to southern Bali, promising fewer outages in the Nusa Dua seaside resort area and adjacent Pecatu district.PLN said the latest power supply came from an electricity substation near Ngurah Rai International Airport in Badung, Bali.The company connected the airport substation to southern Bali’s power grid on Saturday using a 2.85 circuit kilometer high-voltage underground power line (SKTT). The power line can carry up to 250 megawatts (MW) of electricity.last_img read more

Super Nationals pre-registration deadline is noon on Friday, Sept. 1

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Pre-registration deadline for the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nation­als fueled by Casey’s will be at noon CST on Friday, Sept. 1.“Drivers in all divisions racing at Super Nationals can call the home office (319 472-2201) to regis­ter early and save $20. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers also make themselves eligible to race in the Sept. 2 Prelude at Boone Speedway,” said IMCA Presi­dent Brett Root. “I encourage all drivers who are planning to race at Super Nationals to pre-regis­ter if they have not done so already.”More than 700 early entries are now in hand for the Sept. 4-9 Super Nationals. The updated list of pre-entries will be posted on the IMCA website prior to the event.last_img

PSC to host oil and gas symposium

first_imgWith first oil expected in two years’ time, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) is looking to educate local businesses on the emerging sector so they can capitalise on the opportunities that will become available.PSC President Eddie BoyerTo this end, the Commission has organised a one-day oil and gas symposium for Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The event, which will be held under the theme “Perspectives for the Local Private Sector” at the Duke Lodge in Kingston, Georgetown, will serve as a platform to enlighten local businesses on the emerging oil and gas industry.Speaking with Guyana Times, President of PSC, Eddie Boyer, explained that following Government’s inaugural petroleum summit – GIPEX – which had scores of local and foreign investors attending to explore local investment opportunities, the Commission recognised the need for such an event.“We wanted to put on something that would bring the local Private Sector more in understanding of the oil and gas industry and so we tailored this symposium to address the local content and the participation of our local businesses,” he stated.Boyer believes it is imperative that local businesses are in tune with and understand the emerging oil and gas industry so that they can be able to benefit from it.“We see this industry as one where Guyanese have to participate in. We’re looking at this industry being around for a while and then you think about our future generations having the benefits of what we need to do as students start to make careers in this industry. So we feel that as we get closer to 2020 and knowing about the industry, there will be lots more of these conferences and seminars and we urge people to come out and support so they can have a better understanding of the industry especially as it relates to local businesses,” he noted.The whole-day symposium will address a number of issues and will see presentations done by experts in the field. Canadian expert consultant on oil and gas, Cuneyt Tirmandi, will deliver the feature presentation on “Oil and Gas in Guyana – Perspectives for the Local Private Sector”.Tirmandi has extensive experience in the oil and gas sector, having worked in all of the various facets of the industry as a consultant/advisor; as such, he is able to analyse how the local Private Sector can insert itself in the emerging industry.Presentations will also be done by ExxonMobil’s Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs, Kimberly Brassington; Environment Expert Annette Arjoon-Martins; Centre for Local Business Development; and the Natural Resources Ministry on the framework for the oil and gas industry in Guyana.The event will be opened with remarks from the PSC President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative Sophie Makonnen and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin.The symposium will wrap up with a panel discussion featuring representatives from the PSC, Guyana Manufacturers and Service Association (GMSA), Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC), Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA) and Tourism and Hospital Association of Guyana (THAG).Registration begins at 08:00h and the event kicks off at 09:00h. The participation fee is set at just $10,000 and spots are limited so interested persons are required to register with the PSC by Monday.last_img read more