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Energy Security: Creating a Competitive Advantage for Industry. Hugh Baker President, Hunt Power AHC Group Corporate Affiliates Workshops June 21, 2005. Energy Security. National Energy Security Energy is the lifeline of our economy We require affordable energy
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President, Hunt Power
Corporate Affiliates Workshops
June 21, 2005
– Alan Greenspan (4/5/05)
“Between 1984 [official start of recording blackouts in North America] and 2000, utilities logged 11 outages affecting more than 4,000 megawatts – making the probability of any one outage 325 times greater than mathematicians would have expected.”
– IEEE Spectrum, Aug. 2004
Annual transmission investments decrease despite increasing load demand
Utility customers “expect a different product today than they did twenty years ago. What’s more, utilities and regulators haven’t caught up to that fact.”
– Allison Silverstein, formerly FERC Chairman Pat Wood’s Chief of Staff and Chair U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force (August 2003 Blackout); Hunt Power private interview 5/9/05
U.S. Energy Use Per Capita
Energy-to-GDP Ratio Falling
The microprocessor market was $27.4 billion in 2003, and it will increase by 28.5% to $35.2 billion by 2007.
"The average middle-class American household has about 40 microprocessors / microcontrollers in it. The average new car has about 12 microprocessors / microcontrollers in it."
- Jim Turley, editor in chief of Embedded Systems Programming
Primary Energy Supply
Transportation of Primary Energy
Bulk Conversion Nodes
Electric Transmission System
Electric Distribution System
"Last Mile" Distribution System
End-Use Energy Conversion
“Which means more to you?”
Emergency generator providing power to your facility
Uninterruptible power system (UPS) providing power to your facility
UPS for the individual load
Self-generator utilized for everyday power needs
Equipment designed to cover momentary voltage dips
Insurance to compensate for damage caused by power failure
Sample size = 604 commercial/industrial customers