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Belize Electricity Limited made an announcement today that will have
an effect on us over the next 4 months or so.

BEL buys electricity from a hydro-power company in Mexico. The
Mexican company announced that due to problems with their own power
plants, they will suspend the sale of power to Belize for 4 months,
starting now.
BEL advises customers to be conservative in their use of electricity.

An unexpected interruption in the supply of electricity from Mexico
caused a brief country-wide blackout last week. Both Belize and
Mexico rely heavily on water in dams to make electricity. Water
levels in reservoirs naturally drop at this time of year, making for
difficulties in generating power under "normal" circumstances. This
is also a time when brush fires tend to disrupt things in Yucatan, QR,
and Belize. If Belize has no power at all coming in from Mexico
for the next 4 months we may want to anticipate and prepare for
frequent an prolonged lapses in power.

Once again a good case for a back-up generator and well-placed surge

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,675
The hardware store guy is smiling.

White Sands Dive Shop
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,925
Well now we are royally screwed...Happy days, dark nights...blown elec appliances...increase in crime....noisey fan/ac/less homes.

Reality..What a concept!
Joined: Dec 2006
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White Sands Dive Shop
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,094

Wow, what's next?

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 7,049
Can't remember the last time we saw the stars in their full glory.

Been a few years since we experienced rolling black outs - come on guys - it will be like the good old days!

We'll have to play trivial pursuit instead of dungeons and dragons.

And tell the kids ghost stories instead of watching Sponge Bob.

Can't work in the office without the a/c - shoot, might have to go fishing instead -

hey, I am warming up to this idea....

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,672
Re stars: I guess we lucked out last Thanksgiving night while down there - I have never seen so many stars in the sky while on Island Ferry coming back from my birthday dinner at Rojo. Everybody on the boat was looking skyward and saying the same thing - it looked like the sky was painted with sparkling diamonds. Just beautiful!

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,891
This would be a perfect time for GOB to take advantage of wind power generated from the Caribbean breeze, and solar power from the sun.

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 81
Banana Beach has back up generator large enough to power the whole resort. Please come be our guests!

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 609
Imagine the money we will save!

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