I Have a Dream Too
By José Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio, Ph.D.
Systemic Consultant: Electricity
First posted in the GMH Blog, on April 4th, 2008.
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In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, one of the most prominent leaders of the modern civil rights movement in the United States.
Electricity Without Price Controls (EWPC) is about the liberalization of electricity markets, so customers have freedom of choice, fair and efficient prices, while the power system is planned, operated and controlled effectively. An expert told me long ago that “putting this idea into practice is indeed very complicated.” Having now available EWPC’s Tipping Point, we are about to enable electricity for the third industrial revolution with a modern global electricity rights movement (see the EWPC article Global Citizens' Call to Arms).
Following the article ITER and the Mother Lode, by Martin Rosenberg - From the Editor's Desk Blog, I went to Fast Company and read the article “The Mother Lode,” by Fred Krupp. After quoting “VC bigshot” John Doerr about the boom in Green Tech: “We’re talking about nothing less than the reindustrialization of the whole planet,” Fred adds “So the biggest mistake any investor or company could make would be to remain inside the Valley’s rarified air, ignoring the incumbent energy companies that control distribution, have near total market share, and shape regulations to their benefit.” Doerr calls Green Tech the “mother of all markets.” This statement describes the barrier created by The BIG California LIE.
In the recent discussions on EnegyPulse and EnergyBlogs.com and posted under several EWPC articles, after running out of arguments against the EWPC market architecture and design paradigm Don Giegler had written “Weren't you describing your effort to convince critics like me that EWPC is not a pipe dream?,” Bob Amorosi wrote: “I really suspect your EWPC proposal is a pipe dream at best,” and Len Gould wrote “Happy Dreams.”
Back in October 2005, in response to the same position (see Re: Soñar no Cuesta Nada - I have a Dream too), I wrote the following to Dominicans;
Just as Martin Luther King Jr. said I have a Dream, so I have a Dream too:
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment and to underestimate the determination of the Customer. This sweltering summer of the Customer's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Two thousand and five is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Customer needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in Dominicana until the electricity Customer is granted his citizenship rights.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all customers are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the barrios of Santo Domingo the Customers with secure service and those with lots of blackouts will be able to have the kind of service they can afford. I have a dream that one day even the Dominican Republic, a failed state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my three children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the passaport they carry but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.