EIA: Number of renewable projects paired with storage growing sharply across U.S. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The arrival of Australia’s first big battery – delivered by Tesla and Neoen at the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia – generated a huge amount of publicity, then and still now, largely because it was the world’s biggest, and for its transformational impact on Australia’s main grid.But it hides a growing phenomenon that began before that famous installation, and continues apace: the growth of battery storage paired with large scale wind and solar projects in the world’s biggest electricity market, the US.According to the latest data released by the US government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), the pairing of renewable energy generators with energy storage, particularly batteries, is increasingly common as the cost of energy storage continues to decrease.Its latest inventory shows that the number of solar and wind generation sites co-located with batteries has grown from 19 paired sites in 2016 to 53 paired sites in 2019. And the EIA says this trend is expected to continue, with another 56 facilities pairing renewable energy and battery storage to come online by the end of 2023.This is not surprising. Battery storage costs have fallen to a point so low that they are pushing peaking gas generators out of the market – and in a market where the price of gas is supposedly cheap.“Although the most commonly reported application for batteries co-located with renewable sources is storing excess energy, the majority of batteries serve more than one function,” the report notes. “Frequency regulation, which helps maintain the grid’s electric frequency on a second-to-second basis, is the second-most common use for batteries co-located with renewables. Batteries can also provide transmission and distribution support, helping to smooth out energy flows. The ability to support the integration of renewables into the grid’s current infrastructure, in addition to other ancillary services that they perform such as frequency regulation, are primary drivers in the growth of battery-renewable pairings.”[Giles Parkinson]More: The remarkable growth of wind and solar projects paired with big batteries
The organizers of the 17th edition of the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE 2012) have announced that two specialized forums on the advantages associated with the acquisition of new space technologies will be held as part of the exhibition. The two events are titled “Benefits of the Use of Space Technology for the Development of Countries” and “Development and Space Technologies.” During the symposia, which will take place in Chile on March 27 and 28, 2012, representatives of the international space industry will introduce the wide range of space technology currently in existence to an audience made up of officials, deputy secretaries and members of government commissions, and high-ranking commanders and project directors from the Armed Forces and security services, among others. Delegations from the majority of the continent’s space agencies, most notably those headquartered in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru are also expected to attend the forums. The organizers also noted that the forums will be held at the same time that the defense ministers of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) agreed to create a shared space agency for peaceful purposes and that several Latin American nations are carrying out plans to manufacture satellites and launch them into space or have established alliances with other entities in order to put them into orbit, as in the case of Chile. Other examples are Venezuela, which is working on the construction of a local satellite, and Brazil, which already has seven satellites in orbit and has additional plans to send up a defense satellite in 2014. For its part, Argentina has two satellites in operation and is designing radar satellites. Similarly, the Bolivian satellite Tupac Katari is expected to become operational in 2014. By Dialogo November 30, 2011
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion One of the web definitions that I located of what a misdemeanor is could be is as follows: “A misdemeanor is a minor offense, rather than a serious crime. A minor infraction like keeping a library book for years or stealing a pack of bubblegum would be considered a misdemeanor.”Now if this is a part of the proposal that Cuomo will introduce, which I do believe it is, it truly shows how anti-gun the governor of New York is and how he will continually try to introduce any and all legislation that will make gun ownership a challenge or next to impossible in this state. But I wonder, does his legislation also include and identify all law enforcement personnel who either carry handguns and or all long guns, either on their daily jobs to guard and protect Cuomo or for just recreational sports the same criteria, as all it does other citizens of New York state? If this is so, then if an officer of the law is charged and convicted of a misdemeanor, does he or she lose their jobs because they can’t, under Cuomo’s proposed law, legally carry a firearm? Hmm, just a thought. Maybe Cuomo’s proposal doesn’t cover everything he’s trying to legislate. Why not add parking citations. And just to be sure everything is covered, include jay walking as misdemeanor charges, too.Rick SplawnikAmsterdamEditor’s note: The governor’s proposal would expand the confiscation of weapons to misdemeanor crimes related to domestic violence, including assault-and-battery and strangulation.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusThree seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golf I’m writing in response to The Daily Gazette’s endorsed Cuomo’s proposal that all individuals convicted of misdemeanor charges, instead of just felonies, would require the suspect to forfeit long guns along with handguns. This requirement would mandate all judges have the defendant surrender his firearms and license until the domestic violence charges are resolved.
The action continues today at the French Open.Top seed Novak Djokovic is back in action after finally winning his rain-delayed fourth round contest yesterday.The Serb will take-on seventh seed Tomas Berdych in their quarter-final while Serena Williams is also into the last-eight of the women’s draw.
PITTSBURGH (AP)—B.J. Monteiro and Andre Marhold scored 17 points apiece as Duquesne coasted to an 84-66 victory over Green Bay on Sunday. The Dukes (1-1) took a 30-14 lead with 5:47 left in the first half after a 12-1 run, and the Phoenix (1-1) never trailed by less than 10 points after that. Duquesne, which lost to No. 16 Arizona 67-59 in its opener Wednesday, shot 46.2 percent (30 of 55), including 54.5 percent (18 of 33) in the second half, a far cry from last season, when it shot 88.2 percent (15 of 17) in the second half of an 81-71 win at Green Bay.Sean Johnson contributed 14 points, T.J. McConnell had 12 points and seven assists and Eric Evans 10 points for Duquesne.Jarvis Williams scored 17 points for Green Bay and Alec Brown had 14 points and 10 rebounds, his second double-double in two games. SLAM DUNK— Duquesne’s Andre Marhold scores two of his 17 points on a slam dunk against Green Bay during the Dukes 84-66 win in their home opener at the A. J. Palumbo Center on Nov. 13. (Courier Photo/Chris Lopez)
London: Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Italian club this season from Manchester United for 65 million euro, has responded to criticism over his weight towards the end of his stint with the British giants.Lukaku had scored 42 goals for United. However, after he netted 15 goals last season, former United defender Gary Neville had criticised his physical condition, saying that the Belgian striker weighed over 100 kg. “He (Neville) can talk about my fitness but he should never say anything about my professionalism, that I don’t work hard enough,” Lukaku was quoted as saying by the BBC.”That is something he cannot say. All the coaches I have had say the same thing about me. What did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say when I was on the training ground? What did he say? That I always work hard and always do my best to try and improve myself. Same with Jose Mourinho and (Belgium and former Everton manager) Roberto Martinez. Now (Inter coach) Antonio Conte will say it,” Lukaku said.”Last year was just a bad year. It happens in football. You just have to move on. I am not going to sit here and react in a negative way,” he added.Lukaku was expected to bring glory for United after he joined the club from Everton, but he left the Red Devils having failed to win a trophy.”For me, the Manchester United experience is one I am grateful for — not a good one because we didn’t win and I wanted to win with the club — but they gave me a chance,” Lukaku said.”I got to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I will always be respectful to them. At the end, I thought it was better for me to move on and try different things,” he added. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. criticismGary Nevilleinter milanManchester United First Published: August 31, 2019, 6:52 PM IST