Indonesia studying plan to replace aging diesel generators with renewable energy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Jakarta Post:The government aims to complete this year a study into replacing several aging fossil fuel-fired plants with renewable energy plants as it races against time to catch up with its green goals.The study, which began in January, not only includes mapping potential renewable sources but also future growth in targeted regions, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general for electrification, Rida Mulyana, said on Monday. It is being conducted by state-owned electricity company PLN as the operator of the aging plants.“We are still gathering data right now,” said Rida, who is also a PLN commissioner. “There are a lot of plants and they are quite spread out. We can’t study them randomly, but this has to be done one by one. This needs time.”Indonesia has 2,246 diesel-fired power plants (PLTD) that are over 15 years old, 16.2 percent of which are in Aceh, ministry data shows. These plants have a combined installed capacity of 1,778 megawatts (MW).Southeast Asia’s largest economy aims to make renewables contribute 23 percent to its power production by 2025, yet regulatory headwinds are setting the country back from achieving the goal. Existing regulations stipulate that Indonesia should have reached a 17.5 percent renewable power mix by 2019, yet the country achieved only 12.36 percent that year.Indonesia also has 23 coal-fired power plants (PLTU) that are over 20 years old and 46 combined-cycle power plants (PLGU) of similar ages. The former have a combined capacity of 5,655 MW and the latter 5,912 MW. Most of these aging plants are located on Java Island. In comparison, PLN’s total installed capacity is 42,350 MW as of December last year, according to government data.[Norman Harsono]More: Government studies plant to convert old power plants into renewables Indonesia studying plan to replace aging diesel generators with renewable energylast_img read more

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Aware of Bears

first_imgLisa Stewart is curator at  Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) in Townsend, Tenn., near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ABR admits injured and orphaned cubs captured by wildlife officers from all over the Eastern U.S., rehabilitates them, and releases them into their home sites. The rescue has helped 100 black bears since admitting their first cub in 1996.What’s the chance of seeing a black bear in the wild during the winter? Black bears do not really hibernate in the South. We call it a winter’s nap instead. Males may be on the move all winter, while female bears den if they’re having cubs. But black bear movements do slow down in the winter, so their bodies can handle the lack of available food.How fast can a black bear run? Could I outrun one on a mountain bike? Black bears can run up to 35 miles per hour. And they can run as fast uphill as they can downhill. They’re very agile, climbing trees quickly and scaling down them like a fireman on a pole.What sort of dens do black bears establish in the Southern Appalachians? Most female black bears and their cubs will reside in trees because it’s safer. Otherwise, they’ll take to caves, abandoned dens of other animals, or dig an underground den. Male bears will go from one day bed to the next, sleeping in giant “bird’s nests” of sticks and grass. Black bears can have a feeding range up to 10 square miles that they’ll travel daily. Generally, they stick to a five-mile area surrounding their den.last_img read more

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It was their perfect home and then one day it was on the market

first_imgOn the ground floor is large office/library with crafted cedarwood bookcases, a lounge with original fireplace, a laundry, bathroom and a kitchen with custom built cabinetry, marble benchtops, premium quality stainless steel appliances and an island bench. The kitchen then flows in to a living and dining area which has french doors that open on to the covered terrace that wraps around the rear of the house. Upstairs there are three large bedrooms, one with an ensuite, one with a study nook and the other with a huge storage space. There is also a family bathroom.The master bedroom is a true parents’ retreat, with built-in robes, and a marble ensuite with double vanity, shower and bath. But it is outside that this entertainers house shines. There is an alfresco space with a built-in kitchenette that links to another covered entertaining zone complete with electric Vergola operable roof. The saltwater pool and heated spa have two rotatable umbrellas for shade and an integrated cleaning system.All of this overlooks the canal and a myriad of recreational boats. Other features include a security system, ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans throughout, hardwired sound system, 26,000L underground water tank, a secure garage for up to four cars and a carport for two more, and a six station irrigation system for the gardens. 56 AUSTRALIA CT, NEWPORTFRAMED by an iconic jacaranda tree, this canal house embraces the best of the New England and French Provincial styles.Located at Newport on the Redcliffe peninsula, the 1980-built two-storey house was extensively renovated by Bill and Bronwyn Woodforde.But with their children now grown up, it is time to move. He said they always bought “the worst house in the best street”.“This one had unique appeal and was in a prime spot,” he said.The house itself sits on a 827sq m block with 24m canal frontage. It hcenter_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoas one of the largest private approved pontoons, which has the ability to berth a 12m long wet berth vessel and two dry berths, both with power and water supplied to the pontoon. Mr Woodforde said his family rarely went away on holidays, preferring to go boating locally. Entry to the house is through manicured gardens and hedgerows via a granite cobblestone path and stately double doors into the home, which has silver travertine marble tiles, vaulted ceilings and decorative cornices throughout. From the house, it is just a 45 minutes to Moreton Bay Island or 30 minutes to Bribie Island by boat.The property is listed with Courtney Maguire of Place Kangaroo Point, and will go to auction at 11am tomorrow (Sunday, November 18). “This was her (Bronwyn’s) dream home,” Mr Woodforde said. “We had been looking to buy in the area and always pointed out this one as a timeless classic.“But we were always told the owners would never sell, and then one day I saw it online.”And the rest is history. The couple bought the house in 2009, only moving in after the renovations were complete in 2012.Mr Woodforde, who runs his own shop fitting business and has renovated “five or six” properties, said they custom-built everything they could, with his wife having a say in every design element. last_img read more

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Firefighters put out house fire in SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire rescue released video of a house that caught on fire in Southwest Miami-Dade.The home could be seen up in smoke in the area of Southwest 113th Lane, near 147th Court, Tuesday afternoon.The flames started on fence and traveled to the roof.Firefighters were able to put out the fire.The homeowner and his dog were able to get out safely. It is unclear at this point what sparked the fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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