ELECTRIC POWER AND LIGHTING.
INSPECTION OF AKAROA BOROUGH INSTALLATION. \
VISIT OF TAI TAPU DAIRY COMPANY DIRECTORS.
Yesterday, a party of gentlemen consisting of tbe Directorate of the Tai Tapp Dairy Company, Ltd.,.visited Akaroa, to make en., quiries concerning the Akaroa Borough electrioal scheme in view of that company tap" ping the Government's Lake Coleridge electrical supply and supplying to the residents within roughly a radius of seven miles round Tai Tapu. ,The party consisted af the following gentlemen.—Messrs H. E. Pery. man (chairman), T. Macartney. F, Hubbard, J. Heinzman, J. Sharp (Directors), and C. P.. Agar, secretary and general manager). The proposal the Tai Tapu Company-have in hand is to work their dairy faotory by electricity and do away wiih coaling. It is estimated the factory will absorb, 30 h.p., that there will be house connections in the distriot prescribed for 300 lights and power for working milking machines and other power absorbing machinery. Mr McCartney's crushing plant at Tai Tapu .will also be worked with electrio power if the company are able to make an agreement with the Government for the supply ot _ electrio power, which will prove an economical pre position. This plant will absorb 10 hp. The company have approached the Govern' ment regarding the cost of power, and in reply stated it would supply it at the rate, of £12 per horsa power per year. This the company oonsider too high and it -is approaching the Government for a considerable reduction. The company's idea, is that it will get the amount of power it requires from the Government and use it for power purposes for the factory, crushing; plant, milking machines, etc , in the day time, and for lighting and other appliances at night. Their objeot in visiting Akaroa yesterday was to obtain as much information as possible regarding the cost of installation, wir* ing poles, eto. They propose Jo ereit lines four miles north-east of Tai Tapu, two miles sonth-wast and two and a half rrilea along the Akaroa road, The visitors entertained the Mayor, Town Clerk, Or T. Lewitt (Chairman of the Light' ing Committee) and Mr E, Lane (Eorough eleotrician) at lunoh at the Hotel Meiropole. After luDch an inspection of the powerhouse and reservoir was made, and later the party went to the Borough Council Chambers, where all the information that was possible was given to the visitors. Cr Lewitt said the Borough scheme bad shown a profit of £100 last year; and it was expected it would show a profit of £125 this year. Out of the .£IOO profit last year; the sinking iund of all the
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loans connected with *c ■lyhtog^Bob-rn*. r been paid. Thi* araountfd lo £82 The X- connection'mad* during the la ts-x mouths y ,-tad exceeded tho.e mjdedunns A* pre^oos :-V two years. ; The Akaroa .Butter Factory ■; would ab 3 orb~ SO horse po*r when .started V /He gave the visitors the detai sof the pro, £y, SotfonV the sobeme that > the big hurdle was the opat-ol- installation, :•? and only two ratepayersrtook- adwwU«e^ ; >:vthe help tho 0 nnoil gave to those who C wished to instal on a time payment system :: Tbay had not gone in for Ihe meter system '' as it waaf« more oostly than the contract. ' BYfltstQ* ■ ; i *jj r> . peryman, on behalf ol the visitors, said ■■'- they were vr:y much obliged; to the Couhoil :":?■ for their information and were jvery interest V ed In "Akarpa'sr scheme.-r The installation :/ seemed perfection*.and he heartily congratul. atedtbemon^hat'they had seen. It was ?!. oneot the moat compact systems and he ¥; imagined the most economical, according lo h theohargea: Whether they could fwpass the ■*:'•'• Akaroa soheme was a moot point, considering *;i tne;source they were; getting their supply V : ;Mroi_.siThey were delighted with the trip and r ! the -Mayor and his colleagues r v Wrr«tnoiirely for their information. ?"|Thif Mayor in reply said He thought they oboldgive a lesson in economy to the. whole. ■) -Dominion and he did not think anyone in the :.'• >Borbugh wished to go back to the old system I ibtiifttinvi He hoped tbe Tai Tapu soheme r*o>ld be just as successful-and ea-d ttaey^ : ; -were very pleased to give any information v tttat they thought wonld help them. , ?' • ;'The party left by motor at 4 p.; m ry ■ «
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