At the time of writing one of the UK's biggest power stations is threatened with closure by its US parent if loan rescheduling requirements are not met. Over the last few years, regular "brown-out" power failures have been a feature of office life in London and recently the Government announced that it was planning to fill the North Sea with wind generators as part of its committment to reducing greenhouse gases.

Developed economies have been built on a foundation of plentiful, relatively clean power. Although it may seem alarmist, burgeoning demand and potential problems with supply may well call those foundations into question in the future.

The emergence of cost-effective power generation on a small scale presents an huge opportunity to those in a position to aggregate demand - building owners for example. Not only are they able to provide clean, locally generated power to their occupiers, but also to sell surplus power back to the grid thus gaining an additional income stream.

Participants in this consortium will be sought in October 2003. Meanwhile interested parties are requested to email for further information.


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