Last year, US President George
W. Bush spoke of the linking the three US energy grids into a national
energy grid. The National Energy Plan continued to expand this plan to
include Canada and Mexico, creating a continental electric network. This
was the first President to make this pledge.
Now, China's State Power Grid Corporation is working to interconnect
their national transmission system by 2005. Presently, the 15 regional
grids remain separate, preventing trade between provinces that would benefit
each party. The majority of people live near the east coast and abundant
energy resources are in the west. With a national grid, China will be
able to transport "clean" electricity across hundreds of miles and improve
both the stability and reliability of the system.
Ten years ago, GENI delivered this strategy to the Chinese Power Ministry
via our exhibit at a Beijing power conference. With Europe fully interconnected,
and North America and China following suit, we expect this trend to spread
across all continents in the next few years.
It seems there is a race between those who are pursuing the clean energy
revolution and the coal/oil/gas interests who remain in control
of the present market. On the side of the former, GENI is constantly looking
for partners and leading firms who are driving this effort. We have found
a fairly new energy research/education firm that offers an excellent overview
of this new economy. It's available to all at www.cleanedge.com. In
a world of great uncertainly, we see many rays of hope. Thank you for
holding that vision with us.
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