The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1916. LAKE COLERIDGE FOR BANKS PENINSULA.
The effort to get Lake Coleridge current to Banks Peninsula might easily have been more vigorous than it has been of late. Tbe mere fast of the Government making an offer to tho Akaroa. wbleh appears in this issue, teiilfei that they Are ready to eon■traot tha Hoe to Duveuchelle, and offer to I aontlnee it to Akaroa at tbe same time, of ferinjt rate* which appear to be fairly attractive, via., 20 kilowatts for £320 per anhnra. as the Borouab plant ii SO kilo. watte etpeeity and prodoeei a revenue of between £800 and £900 per armors, Iber* seeme a good margin for the Borough Oounoil to work on. The difficulty tbe Borongh Council have found reeenily in supplying aoncnmers should meko them anxious to er> operate in tbe bir* Peninsula eehems In bringing the current here. We know that in the Boraugh alone the Coonnll eonld sappiy 'current *o a very munh at. tended degree, and increase ibftir revenue to • large amount. Apart from thin, however. if tbe Co'eridge current wan ntillied with Borough plant, consumers would be satisfactorily served, and tbe water'shortage trouble would be a thing of the pest If tbe Borongb could net sell all their power from Coleridge within the Borough there ii plenty of opportunity of extending to th«> outskirts of the town', and they would find no difficult*/ in disposing of it. But before tbis offer or *ny other Is ac. eepted the wbol* district from Tai Tapu lo Akaraa should combine and meke one con trset with th'-i Gfvarnment for the nupp'v of power right along the line We know that the support likely to ba forthcoming is quite eaffielent to bring the line here A lame representative me -tin* of tbe districts in. terested ibonld be called at enee. and tbe matter pnt in band. Each district could easily find out its eonsurapUoi by distributing guarantee eorma as aaggestedby Mr A Goodwin ar.i Ur Btrke som* month* »gr>. *»' Goodwl", who perhaps, ha* analmed tha Peninsula scheme more thoroughly than anyone else, gives some interesting views 3D another column. Tbe whole mater only X neede a Halle energy by the people in tb'. ' different areas io obtain the likely dernar.i and a strong controlling enmmltteo w»h expert advlea and we are «nre thf n tbe T.JL" Coleridge current eoold be brought here w j»s opt moeh del*-. We aie certain tbat *\ no ■ th«* inee touched tbe Peni sula rv d tbe r <■,«„£! J learat the convenience of eleetric,ifiy tnor , wouM be a great enongh demand te make > I Zil¥, f eheip Bn P pl - r tor P° ww «nd I.V . Combination among the different distriai , however, essential, and the sooner V 8 ' eomblned meeting is held and tbe \ supply obtained the sooner the *_*?' scheme eonld be brought into ennerr ~c a_3 handled satiffaetorjiy, Met- e « ra win and Hay will at anytime' "' Q ?°T give the eanvßßfera appointed in' c I?_ tly "? bays pariieulers for eompiliDs r ,he f fle » cn * the demand In eaoh hay, ana ■ «■»■»»•_ _' mpnt help lo the aehrac. T lhi " il he eespond in eomparlson -," olh J; , 0n, 7 8 1 eflherue should be a gre*;. » -Pigeon Bay » bs