Ingenco, formed in May 2000 of a management buyout from ScottishPower, backed by 3i and the Royal Bank of Scotland, offers complete life-cycle management to owners of heat and power systems. On the two month anniversary of the company's inception, newly appointed chief executive Ken Jackson joined the celebrations at the launch of a new windpower scheme on the Isle of Muck, one of the remote Small Isles on Scotland's west coast.
Individual households are notified by radio telemetry of excess capacity, and then have the option of using more power to heat storage heaters. If, on the other hand, output falls below minimum requirements, diesel generators make up the shortfall.
Ken Jackson, chief executive of Ingenco, commenting at the launch of the scheme, said: "It's rewarding to see the completion of this project. Many of our team have been involved from the very beginning and have built up a strong relationship with the islanders. Our company is in its infancy and although this is a small contract compared to most of our work, it will have a positive effect on the quality of life on the Isle of Muck for many years to come."