The Power & Illumination Project is based on the idéa of using fitness-centers as sources of energy. The kinetic energy being generated here is converted to electical energy, and is used to produce and mediate knowledge regarding the global energy balance and it’s political consequences. The project does not operate with an economy based on financial profit, but rather with a target-oriented gathering and distribution of resources that would otherwise have gone to waste. The focus here is on the relationship between the power source and the power consumption. From this perspective, The P & I Project can be seen as a way of converting physical power into the power of knowledge. The P & I Project was originally designed with the state of California as a model, as circumstances here provide an optimal basis for putting theory into practice. The fundamental idea, however, is applicable on most industrialized societies in the western world today – large and small. The P & I Project has been going on since 2004, and is under continuous development.