|Power, in its many forms has raised our standard of living. The mechanical energy from natural resources such as water, steam and fossil fuels, have generated tremendous gains in farming, industry, transportation, health care and provided capabilities that were otherwise unachievable.
Throughout history, the ability to provide a steady and reliable power source has enabled communities, industries and livelihoods to flourish.
The production of electricity by generators and its transmission over wires is recognized as a landmark event in the power revolution, since it enabled deployment to areas that otherwise might not have access to a reliable power source.
|However, just as power generation has the potential to propel development, it can also act as one of the greatest barriers. Relatively small amounts of power can satisfy the basic needs of rural populations and have a dramatic impact on the quality of life. Despite this, half the world's population is without access to electricity. It is only with a reliable power source that communities have access to the most basic of necessities: clean water, modern health care and communication.
Historically, a reliable power source has been necessary for modern development, but more importantly, the essential foundation for a higher standard of living
Power generation has achieved undreamed of accomplishments, and yet still has not fulfilled even the basic of needs. We have a challenge in achieving the unfulfilled potential of equal access to a steady and reliable power source.