Archive | January 2019

There is a big gap between “microgrid” perspectives.

It’s time to retire Microgrid thinking, as it’s been being deployed, and start using it in it’s most valuable capacity.

Instead of thinking of it as “parts and technologies,” we will start using it to create new economies in regions like Africa. In this situation, Microgrids can provide new distributed and customized power sources in areas that are not currently viable.

My vision is that “microgrids” will be the key to helping the African population triple the Sub Saharan Africa GDP. All it will take is the addition of a new “Mental Model”
As Elisa Woods points out in this article, we can’t sell electricity to people who are making less than $1 dollar per day.

https://microgridknowledge.com/minigrids-africa-rmi

However, by using microgrids to power new Distributed Agricultural Industry, we can change that situation. My” back of the napkin” calculations indicate that this can increase the SSA GDP fourfold. From 1.7 Trillion to 7 trillion.

No lights, no income.

Before we can spread the lights, we must start spreading income potential. What we have here is an opportunity to do that while lowering the carbon footprint rather than raising it.

When every “stakeholder” involved in or impacted by new enterprises “wins” the economic impact expands exponentially.
We know what that looks like, and intend to include that as we participate in the transformation that is now possible.

Onward!



This helps the big industrials but not the 70% of Nigerians without electricity

Nigeria completes construction of 8 multi-million dollar power plants

https://constructionreviewonline.com/2019/01/nigeria-completes-construction-of-8-multi-million-dollar-power-plants

For example, the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution company has 14 Million people in the area they serve. Only 2 million have enough income to buy an electrical appliance and pay for electricity.

Many of these power plants are located within the service area of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution company. But the PHED Disco gets no share of that revenue. The  14 Million people in their “service” footprint get no economic benefit from this generation or even the industrial companies that this electricity is going to.

The energy and economic impact of these generating plants completely bypass 12 of the 14 Million people in the area PHED is trying to serve.

The rapidly expanding Nigerian economy we’re hearing about has completely detached from the majority of the Nigerian population. Only 2 million of the 14 million can afford to buy electricity, or pay for appliances.

And, in coming to understand the actual economics of the country of Nigeria we’ve uncovered an alternative approach that can positively impact the ignored 12  million in the Port Harcourt area.

The 12 million people in the “ignored” population in the Port Harcourt area are representative of the other 800 million members of the “ignored” class. What are the products that will support this economic transformation?

International USDA quality processed food products.  This endeavor will also create a sustainable food production template. This go round we intend to demonstrate how we can feed the world without destroying it in the process.

Clean and green energy can now power global food production, create new economies, and model a brighter future.

The book begins here

 

We’re winning. Sorta.

This is NOT okay. I get excited as I read new about the explosion of EVs, but then I read this 3 times. .

https://www.theicct.org/blog/staff/future-is-electric-but-why-so-long

Out of 97 Million Autos, being added, every year, to cities that already have unbreathable air, the “Big Plans “are to have 15 million EVs on the road by 2025.
That is less than 3%.

After hundreds of hours of research, I’m able to correlate who is going too slowly, along with noticing that they all have big oil, and little business incentive to push hard.

People; the cars are what is killing us, literally and physically. This is not about global warming or climate change. This is about the planet’s biggest cities having breathable air.

So, hey ivory tower people, stop playing word games with Renewable “Energy” and electricity, and find ways to increase the implementation of EVs, exponentially, and making combustion cars too expensive to drive.

We can do this!

But we have to stop missing what’s happening behind the headlines of articles that are covertly keeping us ignorant.  “Statistics”.

 

 

Hydrogen; Fiction, Fact, and useful knowledge

Climate denier strategies and media started before Millenials were born. Hydrogen had been explored from a dozen directions that I’ve witnessed and hundreds I haven’t.

And, just like the process of inventing long-lasting incandescent lighting, hundreds have failed, but you can’t go through hundreds of failures without learning the bits and pieces that will lead us to what will work.

I left the constant critic attitude in 2018, and from here forward we’ll be discussing how the derivatives of all the “big deals” we are watching flame out, and focus on the forward progress we can start using immediately in the new mental models we’ll be creating together.

Please read this article as a history piece. This describes the history working toward the world where we can now be confident that the best case EV future scenario is now in play.

This particular “scam” also created the envelope that the current approach to electrified transformation has been distilled from. Tesla’s and followers are all descendants of the solution that would not have emerged had this “scam not been ongoing. They did not just pop out of some inventors head.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/01/02/the-hydrogen-fuel-cell-scam-from-george-w-bush-the-big-3-to-toyota-honda-japan

Success is not about soaring to the top.

The Dunes and Mt Blanca It’s about having a mission worth enduring the unexpected setbacks, failures, detours, and exhaustion that will happen along the path to achieving.
It has to be bigger than money.

 

Happy New Year

William