Ever wonder how a wind turbine works? Or how PUC generates electricity? Well I had a chance to see how they work and also had a little adventure along the way. My journey began at Eden Jetty with Cynthia one of the coworker who accompanied me on this adventurous tour. We headed to Romaine Ville Island to see the turbines. As we waited for the boat Cynthia explained to me a bit about wind turbines and how it works and the amount of time it took to get the ideal location to place these turbines.
The waiting was over and we board the boat by greeting the boat owner. We headed straight to the sea. Excitement sparked up as I saw the turbines getting taller in the distance. We had to make a quick stop to pick up Mr. William our guide for the day. Mr. William is one of the staff who takes care of the turbines. As we continued our journey to the island which wasn’t that far away I started to hear turning sound of those giant turbines humming. We got off the boat and made our way towards one of the turbines and as we walked, we had a quick lecture about the turbines and the future plan to insert a Solar PV farm on the island. That is indeed a plan I wish to see it happened. Once on the turbine location we had a chance to enter one, I was quite roomy and there was a lot of things in there from wires to safety gears. Mr. William explained how it all works and it’s quite a process that takes time and is vast.
The turbines has the ability to generate 750 kW of electricity if the conditions is ideal, I mean if the wind is blowing on the turbines propellers and with the right temperature. We then proceed towards the boat. We made our way toward the Electricity House, we had a tour of the whole electricity plant and it was amazing. We were lucky to even have a chance to have a tour in there, I was excited to see where everything is being controlled and where the generators are monitored. We observed one generator at work, it is amazing to see what exactly is giving us electricity and you will really appreciate its value, if you don’t, I have a question to make you see what I really mean. Without electricity how would your world be? A simple question with a lot of answers right?
We all know that when there is black out in our neighborhood everyone starts complaining and blames PUC. To tell you the truth I did that too, but when you come to see at firsthand how hard these people work to keep us comfortable, you won’t complain any more, trust me I’ve stopped. I now know where the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) gets all their data which they use to help regulate electricity. I have also saw the peak times of electricity demands and just a friendly tip of how to try and make it go down at least a little bit, each time you put on an air condition try not to put it too high. Also, once you reach your home and you are not using electrical appliances, please turn them off and don’t leave it on standby because if you didn’t know standby doesn’t means it is turn off completely, the appliance is still using as much electricity as it does when it is on. So think efficient to help save energy.
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