Welcome to Natural Power & Light - The Fuel of Tomorrow
Hello everyone! Welcome to Natural Power & Light, a 22nd century utility company with a new way of thinking that will turn existing business on it’s ear.
To begin with, our utility is structured similar to existing electric power companies in our area, as a co-operative. All customers are owners. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The problem is, the top working position in the company (usually the general manager), as well as the employees, have a salary much higher than most of it’s customers. Our solution to this dilemma is simple. As the owner, I compute my salary thus: I take the annual salary of all customers, discard the top and bottom 10%, then use the average of what remains to determine my pay. I should make, on average, what my customers make. This is fair.
Next, our utility does not assess a monthly charge. We do not sell electricity or any other fuel. Why would anyone pay for fuel when free energy sources are abundant? One just needs to look around to discover and put those sources to work. What we do is advise the customer on energy source options that best fit their needs, then design the systems that enable the customer to enjoy some degree of energy independence. We operate on one principle: Instead of giving away a fish dinner, we teach how to fish!
Our next innovation is that we do not just concentrate on electricity usage, but the entire energy use picture. At the Natural Power & Light family of companies, we can help with home or business energy efficiency and generation measures, transportation and recreational options, funding and insurance solutions, teaching and instructional tools, and so much more! Our company contains all of the elements needed for the customer to enjoy an affordable and sustainable lifestyle and environment.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick of what is presently occurring. Gasoline prices have risen $0.50 (50 cents) per gallon in the last month, Feb, 2013! There must be a better way, and, there is! The perfect position is one in which we are not at the pricing mercy of a fuel source seller. But, like all great things, it will not be very easy or painless. It is not easy for one to completely change their ingrained way of thinking. It will, however, be worth the effort and hugely rewarding!
Our initial difficulty in establishing this enterprise is funding. Our business philosophy does not mesh with investor’s desires. They simply wish to make the maximum profit in the minimum amount of time. In the case of Green Source Funding, investors would demand charging the highest interest rate possible. This would greatly reduce the return on investment and increase the payback time of any project. We can evaluate any endeavor to discern whether the project is feasible, both technologically and financially, to the utmost of customer satisfaction. We only aspire to create a comfortable and sustainable way of life for everyone.
To achieve this end, all of our employees and customers are owners of the company. Employees receive a percentage of the profits of the company they work for, a form of an employee stock ownership plan, in lieu of a salary. All customers will receive an annual dividend, a percentage of the annual profits of the company they do business with, based on the amount of business they do with that company. As the company grows, everyone involved grows as well!
Another of our innovations is that every company in the Natural Power & Light family is under one roof, to drastically reduce overhead costs. One representative can explain all services we render. This ensures the most positive experience for us all.
The result of us abandoning the typical investor/company relationship is that we are starting slowly and growing very slowly. We are proud of our “long term” strategy, which is increasingly rare. We will avoid accumulation of debt at all costs, which we feel is the largest threat to the survival of our existence.
If this approach appears appealing, please examine the pages of our site for further details, to see which of our companies can be of benefit. We wish to assist you in any way possible. We will answer every question or, if we don’t have the answer, we will find it. Customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal, and with our unique view and approach, we feel we are equipped to make that guarantee. We hope this has helped you to think, and thank you so much for visiting!
You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can’t make him think!