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No Mexican power for 4 months #335426
05/01/09 09:19 AM
05/01/09 09:19 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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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
protectors.

Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: Marty] #335429
05/01/09 09:34 AM
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San Pedro Belize
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The hardware store guy is smiling.

Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: Marty] #335435
05/01/09 09:44 AM
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Well now we are royally screwed...Happy days, dark nights...blown elec appliances...increase in crime....noisey generators.....hot fan/ac/less homes.


Reality..What a concept!
Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: papashine] #335438
05/01/09 09:47 AM
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San Pedro Belize
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Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: elbert] #335439
05/01/09 09:52 AM
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Wow, what's next?

Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: elbert] #335440
05/01/09 09:53 AM
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San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
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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....

Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: Amanda Syme] #335445
05/01/09 10:06 AM
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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!

Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: LaurieMar] #335449
05/01/09 10:15 AM
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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.

Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: H20dog] #335452
05/01/09 10:37 AM
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Banana Beach has back up generator large enough to power the whole resort. Please come be our guests!

Re: No Mexican power for 4 months [Re: Banana Beach] #335463
05/01/09 11:31 AM
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Imagine the money we will save!

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