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Mr LV Birks, in charge of the Lake Coleridg-s electrical supply, has forwarded the following offer to supply current to the Akaroa Borough Council :—

"In order to enable an estimate lo be pre. pared of the revenue and expenditure on a line from Tai Tapu to Akaroa I would be glad of a statement from your Council of the amouqt of power you are likely to require. We are prepared to supply at Duvauchelle at £2 10s per h-p per quarter (i.c at £3 6s 8d per kw per quarter), or at Akaroa at £3 per h.p per quarter (i;e at £4 per k.w per quarter), the supply in both cases to be at high tension (10.000 volts). In tbe latter oase we should require a minimum guarantee of £320 per annum (i.c 28b por 20k w) , The ohargn can be put in other forms if required, but as they will be oaloulated on; this basis, the basis charge itself will always; be the cheapest form of charge. You will note that the-cost of supply to the Department will be identical whether tbe energy is used for one hour in the year or for 24 hours per day throughout the year, as it consists entirely of tbe capital outlay in the construction of the works and the operating costs, and for a given amount of maximum load for which the line would be designed. These are fixed whether the Bupply » used continuously or not. Moreover, the form of charge proposed above will enable you to give exceedingly cheap and yet remunerative rates to consumers who will undertake to keep off the lighting hours, and still cheaper rates for use after 9 30 p.m at nigh*.''

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LAKE COLERIDGE CURRENT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3522, 15 February 1916

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LAKE COLERIDGE CURRENT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3522, 15 February 1916

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