“Power is like a drug. When all you’ve got in your life is a 40 watt bulb that’s on two hours a day, when it goes out you don’t really miss it. But actually, when you’ve got a semi-reliable power supply, when you’ve got a fridge, you’ve got a fan, you’ve got your mobile phone, people get much more irritated by lack of power than ever they used to. It’s politically a much hotter potato.”

 

—  Rupert Soames, CEO of  the world’s largest temporary power provider Aggreko