Needs Power Program

New Energy & Electricity Development Strategy-
"NEEDS" Program

New Wind Turbines going up in Bureau County Illinois
Wind Turbines on the former Jeanblanc Family Farms

Jeanblanc International Inc's goal is to help provide third world countries with electricity at the lowest possible cost both for the initial power plants and on-going cost of producing the electricity. This is especially important to remote or isolated areas of third world, emerging countries. An important part of JBI's New Energy and Electricity Development Strategy ("NEEDS") program is to create jobs for the local citizens. Therefore the NEEDS program includes providing job training for installation, maintenance and operation of the electricity generation plant and or wind turbines. This allows local citizens to realize the new job opportunities that normally would be going to industrialized country which is supplying maintenance contracts with the sale of their new power plants.

"Africa's economic development is directly tied to the creation of energy infrastructure and the ability for Africa's energy to flow to international markets. Africa lacks infrastructure, infrastructure requires capital, to attract capital requires viable projects…" quote from Aaron Brickman, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce.

To reduce the capital required to move Africa's economic development, JBI has created a strategic plan for each African or Emerging country. Through strategic alliances JBI can secure used fuel oil fired and used dual fuel oil/natural gas fired electricity power plants at very substantial discounts for comparable capacity of any other electricity generation methods. Utilizing used power plants allows JBI's NEEDS implemented with equipment costs of approximately ¼ -1/10th the cost to implement in other countries that do not have crude oil or natural gas production. This will allow isolated areas and small villages in the emerging countries to enjoy the benefits of electricity. Imagine for the 1st time having an electric pump for a well or for a village market refrigerator in a desert environment.

The Jeanblanc's desulfurization process can be used to remove sulfur for either the power industry or to increase the value of the emerging country crude oil or products sold to the world market.

In addition, JBI can save huge capital investment required for new turbines by installing used smaller turbines from which are being repowered with larger turbines. The capital is significantly reduced for similar MW capacities which can be located in isolated areas and more importantly meet the goal of job creation. A "Used Wind Turbine Program" can substitute huge percentages even more than 50% of the capital needed with more on-going labor costs (that is, MORE JOBS). This not only provides an immediate capital savings, it also provides significant long-term overall savings vs. contracting with the major wind turbine manufacturers for maintenance substituting jobs and local workforce through a training program funded by the capital savings.

Jeanblanc International, Inc. has put together a company training program by working closely with technical colleges. Jeanblanc International Inc. is in the process of securing permits within a Community College District to install its first company-owned turbines which will also be used as part of its training program. In addition, Jeanblanc International facilities will be used to rebuild the wind turbines as part of the training program while providing jobs during training.

Job training must be an integral part of the success of the "Used Wind Turbine Program" in any developing country. Without it, a major company can secure a contract, use its own employees to install the units and then contract for the maintenance of the wind turbines. Most, if not all, jobs are filled by the major corporation bringing its own staff into the country, "because of a lack of skilled local workforce". This is the primary method used by major oil companies that has resulted in exploiting natural resources of the developing country with very little benefit toward raising the living standard of the citizens.

Wind Energy is not yet an industry controlled by a few giant corporations on a global basis. Jeanblanc International, Inc. proposes a different approach; one to create jobs for the local population to raise their living standards and at the same time reduce capital needs to produce electricity.

The method proposed by Jeanblanc International, Inc. substantially increases the savings to the country by training and paying a "local skilled workforce" instead of paying the industrialized country workers higher wages and costs which also include huge related travel and living costs which can even include costs of building housing for the workers while living in the developing country. Savings from minimizing these "travel costs" can more than pay for education costs of locals which will be built into Jeanblanc International Inc.'s "NEEDS" Program.

This ensures that the money available from Government taxes or the World Bank or industrial partners which are investing in the country's local O&G is used to maximize the overall goal of producing electricity and job creation for local citizens. By using Jeanblanc International, Inc.'s two phase training program, combining classroom training with on-the-job training, jobs for citizens are maximized. Jeanblanc International Inc.'s goal is to help increase the standard of living for developing countries by not only helping them obtain electricity but also helping to provide ongoing job opportunities for the citizens.

1Aaron Brickman, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce-Feb-04-03 "Africa, Energy, and Development"