Power for Kiez Burn 2021

Sven Dudink
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Hi, my name is Sven, and I did power for kiez Burn 2019

This year we wish to have power on kiez burn again, but there might be some changes, we will have fewer sound camps, which equals less consumption, although because of the big amount of land we need to power, it's hard to cut down on power costs,

Kiez Burn Power 2019

  • We used 3 generators for the event.

  • We used two small generators for Build & Strike. (one mobile & one for volunteers Kitchen)

  • All generators and cables were transported by the provider to site

  • The cost for power for the kieze was 50 euro per kilowatt.

  • The price for kiez burn orga was around 100-150 euro per kilowat

  • The power bill in 2019 was around 8000 euro and looked like this:

    Ø  3 generators/fuel tanks: 2160 euro

    Ø  Transport of generators/fuel and connecting of fuel tanks:1840 euro

    Ø  Cables/ bridges/distribution boxes: 2170 euro

    Ø  Fuel (980 liter): 850 euro

    Ø  Build generators: 240 euro

    Ø  Transport of cables/build generators: 833 euro

Power proposal 2021

Power for build: 

  • 2 small generators as in 2019 

    to be confirmed with BUILD needs.

Transport of Build generators and all cables we need to site: 

I propose to coordinate with Build transport Realizer to lower the costs of transport. From Berlin to site).

Generators rental & transport to the site (for the event):

Need to determine power need once all kieze and dreams submit their request


Transport of generators by the provider.: Approx 1500 euro ( only the transport)

NOTE. If the power need decreases, the power price for the orga increases, since there is a designated budget for power, I would suggest we put the price for power per continuous Kilowatt.


  • Price: The price for power is set to 70 Euro this year (when enough camps order power the price might drop)

  • Request Power for Kieze & Dreams Here

  • How to estimate power

    Who are in the Power Rangers Team:

    @Sven Dudink - Power & Water Lead

    @daniel no
    @Johannes Bittner
    @Alejandro Pereda
    @Sven Tulo

There is an initiative to lower costs and improve sustainability in terms of power which I did research and offer here more information on going off grid( ) maybe next year


Maria August 2nd, 2021 13:02

Ok perfect, thanks a lot!

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink August 2nd, 2021 12:56

@Maria @Maria im sure if you payed today it will still arrive on time, about the power outlet at your camp, just pass by deine mudda, i will be around somewhere, and i will lay a outlet to you, i cant lay it to your empty camp, because than the endsocket is potentially open to rain


Maria August 2nd, 2021 11:29

@Sven Dudink
Hi, I have another quick question.
As it turns out, nobody from my camp (Mary and the Virgins) will arrive before Thursday. Can we still have a power outlet and just plug in on Thursday?
Also, I was really late in paying for our Anteil of the Stromkosten but just did the transfer, I hope it still arrives on time.

Best wishes


CJ Yetman

CJ Yetman July 29th, 2021 12:25

I think my English skills messed me up in this case. Hahaha


Purzel July 29th, 2021 12:17

That should work 😊

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 29th, 2021 11:51

@CJ Yetman 😆 here my english skills might have failed me, in dutch this would have made perfect sense

CJ Yetman

CJ Yetman July 29th, 2021 11:39

Are you sure between first aid and the fire department is the most appropriate place for a playroom? 😂

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 29th, 2021 11:26

okay no problem, i put a playroom of 40 meter in between the 2, would that be enough?


Purzel July 29th, 2021 11:10

There still in the neighborhood but probably to far from each other to share the same plug, a normal extension cable should suffice. Depending on the final layout.

They get moved around a lot 😉

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 29th, 2021 09:05

@Purzel do you mean it will be on a totally different place? its definitely not to late, but its good to know so i can rent the correct cables to provide them with power


Purzel July 29th, 2021 08:43

The FD tent might not be next to first aid and probably needs an own plug (16A), I hope it not to late.

BTW awesome job on providing water and power to all the hungry people here ❤

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 28th, 2021 22:20

  1. there is not really a specific order we lay the cables on, but one thing is for sure, and that is, the power will not switch on before wednesday when the whole network is layed

  2. Cables should be IPx4 Minimum, we will do a little check before the generators go on, but in general its always wise to make sure cables cant get wet, in case of failure the camp will not have power for a short time, so not to big of a deal

  3. the power team will take care of infrastructures like gate, so no need for monkeys to lay cables


Daniel July 28th, 2021 22:04

@Sven Dudink

  1. Is it predictable on which day of the build the electricity will be laid to the camps?

  2. Are there any safety protocols on how to seal cable connections, or is it just the general recommendation to use outdoor power strips/cables and keep the connections dry?

  3. Is it clarified who's responsible to get power to the gate (+bury cables if needed)? The D*Monkey build team has signaled that they are running low on capacity, and unfortunately I myself won't arrive until Wednesday to take action.

    (Just talked to Richard on the phone about these issues, however, some answers might be useful for others, too.)


Nics July 28th, 2021 19:44

Fantastisch. Thank you.

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 28th, 2021 19:18

@Nics Yeah no problem at all, we just use the DM/kitchen generator, its not so far away


Nics July 28th, 2021 19:14

Hey @Sven Dudink, you know the caravan near muddis camp that will be toolhouse. I kinda need a little bit of power there to charge shit...... Any chance of that on this late notice?? Please? 😬

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 28th, 2021 13:20

Hi @Kathleen Stoeckel , no need to apply, at deine mudda there is a fixed generator where you can charge stuff or use power tools, there will also be a more portable generator for when you need to build stuff at the gate, you can pick it up from deine mudda as well

Kathleen Stoeckel

Kathleen Stoeckel July 28th, 2021 13:15

@Sven Dudink How do we apply for generator usage during Build? (D*Monkey Camp). Thank you!

Andre Nik

Andre Nik July 26th, 2021 23:15

Hi, I also updated our (open air stage) estimated wattage we'll need from 400 to 800 Watt since we'll bring a bit more lights than first anticipated. I hope that works out and sorry for changing that late.

Tim Menuridae

Tim Menuridae July 26th, 2021 19:24

I am wondering what power needs have been considered for Nubicuculia Dream? I have filled out power for dreams form for 1500 W. I hope I added our needs in time. I understand power for dreams for Nubicuculia are funded through our dreams grant due to their expense. Correct me if I am wrong.
Cheers and so keen to meet you all on the playyaaaa

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 23rd, 2021 08:59

Hi @Carlos Vieira

  1. There are 2 generators, one steady at kitchen/deine mudda you can use overthere, and a moving generator usable for everyone

  2. You will receive Max 25 meter from your camp a power connection in the Form of Standard checkout

  3. Yes in most places you can, its important to get them underground so people wont fall over it

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 23rd, 2021 08:56

Hi Anette, the Email with Bank-Details will go out in the next days


Annette July 23rd, 2021 08:02

@Sven Dudink How do we pay for power and when?

Carlos Vieira

Carlos Vieira July 22nd, 2021 16:05

Hey guys. I'm jumping into this conversation as the build lead of my camp (Mellow Submarine). I have a few questions and thank in advance for your support!
1) Will power be provided throughout build (Sat Aug 7th)?
2) How's the connection to each camp made? We'll bring extension cords and a water proof extender. What else should I consider?
3) Can I dig cables under the ground, and what are the recommendations here?


Purzel July 12th, 2021 08:09

I think that should work out nicely 😊

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 12th, 2021 07:50

@Linja Flux there will be a portable generator to borrow when needed, this is a shared generator so you might not be able to use it non stop, but last year it was rearly used (1 person requested it for half an hour over the whole period)so i dont expect it to be used that much this year


Purzel July 10th, 2021 21:43

The effigy Crew (@Linja Flux ) is requesting temporary power during build. Just one plug to power an electrical saw. That would be on the Playa where the effigy will be placed.


Maria July 7th, 2021 13:09

Thank you!

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink July 7th, 2021 12:36

HI Maria, on average a heat plate uses 2200 watts, they are available with lower wattage, and also higher (the wattage always directly impacts the heat output s on a low wattage cooking stuff might be very annoying)


Maria July 6th, 2021 17:11

Does anyone know how much power an electric heat plate uses? Since gas cookers will be problematic this year, our Kiez is considering to use an electronic heat plate instead but I haven't found out how many watts to add to our power request.

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink June 23rd, 2021 16:06


Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala June 23rd, 2021 12:41

You must fill in the power need when you submit your kiez application form. The Kiez registration runs until Friday the 6th of August. Still the sooner you register, the more you help the orga to coordinate their workload. Thanks!🙌

Andre Nik

Andre Nik June 22nd, 2021 17:44

Is there a deadline for the power requests from Kieze?

CJ Yetman

CJ Yetman June 22nd, 2021 15:33

We will need very minimal (radio charging, etc) power for the Site Leads homebase. We have a 20m extension cord to reach a distribution point.

Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala June 22nd, 2021 12:53

hey power team, there is a new safety measure from the Fire safety lead @Purzel

"no gas cookers nor open fire for free campers, but only for the Kieze that have a proper kitchen setup "

Are we assuming the Kieze have a "proper" set up?

I can imagine this year there will be many improvised kieze that might not have a good and super safe kitchen set up, will be better to suggest in advance these peeps get electrical cooking devices and include this in their power bill so to not have lasti minute surprise?

I leave it here for discussion @Sven Dudink .

@Erin Jeavons-Fellows do you have an idea of the general level of "professionalism" of the kieze this year?

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink June 21st, 2021 18:45

no problem, noted

Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala June 21st, 2021 09:42

hi, I read this in the comments

"Water boilers and coffeemakers are allowed around the clock this year, over the spark weekend and a talk with the feuerwehr it has become clear that the small gas cookers (the ones who can fall down, will probably not be allowed this year, because of fire safety and the dryness in august, which leaves only powered heat plates or steady gas cookers with an external tank and placed on a stable surface, electronic heat plates have a big power draw, slightly less than water cookers,
the only big difference is, a water cooker runs for 2 minutes"

Is this information updated in the power guidelines? thanks


Purzel June 17th, 2021 13:26

I would like to get power for The First Aid and Feuerwehr Tent, if it isnt planned already.

The first Aid company reckon that they will need 16A at the most, so if we can get 32A for both (they will be next to each other) we should be more than safe.

Jaina Hirai

Jaina Hirai
June 13th, 2021 10:46


June 11th, 2021 08:40

CJ Yetman

CJ Yetman
June 10th, 2021 13:53

I never worried about the generators being harmed or even affected... that seems a bit far fetched to me. Nor "the grid" melting down or anything like that. But there may be reasonable concern about individual circuits... like, can they handle ~3000W? and are they ever shared, meaning two camps using a water boiler simultaneously could trip their one shared circuit? Even that is not really the end of the world. If @mrgalaxy says that shouldn't be a problem, then I'm all for it!

Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala
June 10th, 2021 13:19

Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink started a proposal June 10th, 2021 11:50

Water boilers and coffeemakers 24/7 Closed 1:00pm - Sunday 13 Jun 2021

by Sven Dudink June 21st, 2021 08:03

Water boilers and coffeemakers are allowed around the clock this year, this also includes electric cooking plates, since small gascookers will probably not be allowed this year

Last year we started allowing water boilers, coffee makers and so on, the impact of this experiment was very little,

generators where most of the time less than 10% load

the highest i have seen a generator go was 25%, this was when underworld did sound tests

last year we allowed boilers and coffemakers in certain timeframes,

i would this year like to allow water boilers and other devices like hair dryers, clock round,

as the generators run anyways, it seems more sustainable to use powered water boilers than using gas (which has huge heat loss)

for anyone wishing for a small update on the decision last year, here is the 2019 thread:

Who will this proposal affect:
as far as i can think, nobody (please correct me if im wrong)


when a camp goes over its power limit, their power will turn off

What are the concequences:
The power distribution box overload protector switch will switch off, this means it shuts down ,either a site lead or a power lead turns the switch back on, nearly all camps will have their own switch, smaller and hard to reach camps might be together on one switch

in the extremely rare case whole kiezburn decides to make coffee and tea at the same time:
every camp needs to run at least 3 water boilers and all power distribution box overload protectors need to fail at the same time, at that point, the generators will have a overload and shuts down, a power-lead or site lead will need to turn the generator switch back on,
also we are on 3 generators, with separate networks, so whenever something happens it will only temporarly power off 1 third of the event

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Sven Dudink

Sven Dudink June 5th, 2021 19:29

Hi Vero, the power team has bin assembled from people who have shown interest in power, right now the power team is full, but it might always be that some places are added over time, Dusty hugs & Love

Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala June 5th, 2021 13:30

@Sven Dudink Can you tell us how is the team formed for power? who is doing what?

Richard is doing lightning with the power team! cool😎 update this thread and include that info, I have some input about lights on the paths for those hippies to know where to go!

! kisses and loveeeee

Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala June 4th, 2021 14:57