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Energy-saving is the new Brunei lifestyle

May 26, 2008

…said the Yang Berhormat Minister of Energy. Yes I agree, 100 percent. The minister has cautioned Bruneians that time to act is NOW and that we should be ready to face the time when reliance on hydracarbon resources as income can no longer be continued.

According to the local paper, the e-Savings marathon held last Saturday for 12 hours starting from 9 a.m. revealed that Bruneians consumed more energy; at approximately 5,337 MW of electricity used that day with an increase of about 107MW from readings taken from the same period of time on April 19 which was an initial run of the marathon.

Today, the paper reported that officials cited the main reason for the increase was due to the hot weather on that day and that a number of events happened in the evening, like the final of ASTRO’s Akademi Fantasia so families stayed indoor to watch it. [Saturday was indeed very hot, at 33◦C]

Some members of the general public have come up with ideas on conserving energy such as cycling to work, reducing the use of electrical appliances and car-pooling which are all a good start. I was thinking more to using hydro or wind power to generate electricity due to Brunei’s climate condition. This is yet to be studied I know.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2008 10:48 pm

    I quote: “Today, the paper reported that officials cited the main reason for the increase was due to the hot weather on that day and that a number of events happened in the evening, like the final of ASTRO’s Akademi Fantasia so families stayed indoor to watch it..”

    Increase in the energy usage.. This is really crucial!! But to say that the increase energy usage during the marathon was due to the AF’s final, it does not make sense.. Why?

    This is not possible, relative to the timing factor..

    Energy conservation marathon: 12hrs from 9am to 9pm..
    Astro’s Akademi Fantasia final was from 9pm to 11.30pm..

    Definitely, it is not possible that the event was taken into account in the result..

    But in general, i must agree that it does contribute to the increase in the energy usage.. (if there was no time frame)

  2. Ramble On permalink
    May 27, 2008 8:30 am

    Thanks Faiz-Hs, yes I agree as AF started at 9pm till almost midnight. My guess was that people stayed indoor earlier to prepare for the show so most would be having dinner earlier (with air-condition on I assume) so that was the factor; before 9pm.
    The other reason given was that it was a hot day that day and its a Saturday when most people who are not working that day (like me) stayed indoor.

  3. June 20, 2008 6:23 pm

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Parks!!

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