After seeing more than a few opportunities in the Pacific Rim, Harkin Barrow has established a new toehold near Nagoya Japan (Higashihama) with new partner Satori Port Security. We great things coming from this long overdue union of knowledge and global reach. Read the whole press release here.
Energy Not Wasted
Harkin Barrow Partner, Congreant, has pioneered the field of industrial-scale multi-grid energy residuals. Because significant energy is lost between service grids, Congreant developed the system to capture and bundle this energy, whether from hydro-electric, nuclear, or fuel-based generation. These energy bundles are then sold to high-capacity industrial consumers, who require more energy than average for their production. The energy bundles are available in consumption intervals of from kilowatt to yottawatt, and can be routed to locations as far as 1000 miles from the grid differential.
In 2009, Canadian Parliament passed legislation allowing energy bundles to be routed from the US to all provinces with significant industrial grid shortfalls. Congreant was chosen as the sole provider for the distribution of six petawatt bundles per month to 11 provinces, nearly 6 times the total energy of the Gulf Stream.
While these bundles are not yet approved for residential consumption, the Clean Grid and Fair Energy Use Acts may soon allow households in communities of thirty or more houses to purchase small bundles of energy residuals for local power needs. Because the bundles are purchased at far below market value, and would be provided to communities at a steep discount, the local energy provider would be required by law to purchase the remainder back from the community, usually at a rate of $.0015/microwatt. Communities would also be able to offer neighboring areas bonds on future residual bundle overages.
What does all this mean for you? Your factory can run cheaper, your production savings can be passed on to customers, and you can rest assured, knowing that energy is being harnessed, not wasted.