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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Dubrovnik is finally reducing the arrival of cruisers. From next year, a maximum of two cruisers a day in Dubrovnik

first_imgDubrovnik has finally taken the right step in the context of reducing the excessive influx of tourists into the city from cruise ships, and in agreement with cruise companies has agreed that a maximum of two cruisers will sail into the most desirable cruise destination in the Mediterranean, bringing a maximum of 5000 visitors.Namely, after Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković started talks with the world’s largest cruise companies last year, gathered in the CLIA association, the problem of large crowds due to the simultaneous entry of up to seven cruisers from which 10 passengers would go on a tour of the city at once began. to be addressed. With a better schedule for the arrival of passenger ships, a maximum of two cruisers a day will come to Dubrovnik from next year.”Contracts with cruise companies have been signed for next year so we will have a maximum of two cruisers a day throughout the week, Monday through Sunday. Sometimes there will be only one, sometimes two will arrive at the same time or one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. We strived for that, and now we have achieved it ” Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic told Jutarnji list, and stressed that there is still a solution to traffic jams, which, he is convinced, is due to the liberalization of the taxi market, due to which more than a thousand taxi drivers worked in Dubrovnik this season.In addition to the agreement on the schedule of cruise arrivals, Dubrovnik also uses a system of cameras that count visitors when entering the historical ensemble, in order to avoid excessive crowds. In addition, through the project “Respect the City” is developing an application for direct communication with guests through which they will be advised the best time to visit the historic center, and by the end of next month will be presented a calendar through which you can see the estimated number of guests inside the ancient walls.”The key to the success of any destination is management, and we have done this by making contact with the world’s leading CLIA group, which brings together all the world’s key cruise operators. We have agreed on a better schedule for the arrival and departure of ships from cruises, which has significantly relieved the historic core and there are no more negative images in the media with congested entrances and blocked Stradun. The excellent coordination of the competent services was the most deserving in solving this problem ”Added Franković and pointed out that there are still days of the week when they do not have a single cruiser.By the end of this year, Dubrovnik will have 440 passenger ships with about 740 thousand passengers, or 3 percent fewer ships than last year, but 5 percent more passengers. And this year, the people of Dubrovnik welcomed the millionth passenger in the port of Gruž two days before last year.last_img read more

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Stella ‘Pat’ Flora Westerfeld

first_imgStella ‘Pat’ Flora Westerfeld, age 98 of Batesville, Indiana passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.The daughter of William and Amelia (nee: Siebert) Goyert was born on January 18, 1920 in Batesville. The 1938 Batesville High School graduate married her sweetheart, Howard Westerfeld on November 29, 1941. They celebrated 62 years of marriage before he passed away in 2004.Pat, as most of her family and friends knew her by, worked for the Herald Tribune for several years and worked as a Nurses Aid for some time.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church Crossroads, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.  She was also part of the Ladies Aid at church, Lutheran Church Women, and a member of the Hobby Nobby Club.Mostly, Pat was a very good homemaker, wife, mom and grandma.  She was a terrific baker and usually did her baking on Saturday mornings.  She and Howard had a big vegetable garden, so she spent a lot of time canning their harvest.  Pat was also a seamstress and sewed a lot of her kid’s clothes over the years. She and her husband loved going to Florida and spending the winters there later in life.  They liked traveling together, everywhere from the east to the west coast. Grandma Pat also did a lot of babysitting over the years for her grandchildren, something she really enjoyed.She will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Sharyn Cobler and Mary Anne (Snork) Walsman; four sons Dave (Janet) Westerfeld, Dan Westerfeld, James (Melissa) Westerfeld and Rick Westerfeld; fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one on the way.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Lorena Narwold, Mildred Ahrens, Martha Firsich, Norma Goyert, Cordelia Drockelman, Howard Goyert and Paul Goyert.Visitation will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10AM-12:30PM at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Funeral Service will follow at 1:00PM on Saturday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads in Batesville.  Paster Creighton P. Leptak officiating.  Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Batesville.Memorials may be given to St. Paul Cemetery Fund c/o the funeral home.  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

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