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Wind turbines fail to generate power

  /   Sat, December 20 2008   /  12:11 pm

Seven wind turbines launched in Nusa Penida, an island southeast of Bali, during the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in December 2007 have failed to deliver any of their promised power to local residents. A solar plant was also opened during the conference, as a demonstration of the administrations commitment to renewable energy. The solar plant continues to perform efficiently, producing up to 30 kilowatts of electricity per hour. The wind farms, however, have stayed silent. Head of Nusa Penida district Wayan Sumarta acknowledged that the seven wind plants have never been operational. He said he regrets their failure, lamenting the fact that the plants cost billions of rupiah to construct and had not lived up the high hopes locals had for them as an alternative source of energy. "It is truly regrettable that a major project like this was ...