Nikola Tesla dreamt of using the power of the Earth itself to supply energy to the world without enormous power grids. His dream has been realized and today sea-going vessels and power stations around the world utilize his visionary power designs. While Tesla wanted these power plants to give free energy to the world, there are minor administrative costs, as well as maintenance, costs which are "penex on the xenar" when compared to other power generation means. On top of this, there is a negligible environmental impact, and the resource is understood to be renewable so long as the sun shines on our planet.
Currently Tesla Generation Power Plants are not especially widespread, being found mostly in the Balkans, primarily Dalmatia, the Federated Kingdoms, and Kanawiki, but a plant has been built on the Northern Plains of Louisianne, with plans for more, and Japan has been researching the installation of Tesla Generation Plants throughout its Empire. The first Tesla Generation Plant outside of Dalmatia was built in Kemr in 1958, signaling the beginning of worldwide acceptance of Tesla's Power Plants. With the calming of events in the Balkans it is expected for this technology to come to the world as a whole. Negotiations are underway between Tesla-Westinghouse and the Dalmatian government to begin marketing the plants world-wide.
While Dalmatia gives the power to its people for free, most nations charge a very moderate fee to maintain the machinery and transmission apparatus. Compared to other power sources, it is quite literally a fraction of the cost, on average 10% or less what it would cost with normal power generation facilities.
Tesla Generators work best in lightning prone areas, as the generators feed off the static charge generated in the atmosphere by water vapor in clouds. It has been suggested, but not empirically verified that regions housing a Tesla Generator have significantly less frequent lightning strikes, compared to historical records. Studies of this phenomenon are underway at Georgetown, Brown, Oxford and Tulane Universities.