Proposed New England power projects reflect ‘dramatic shift’ from gas to renewables

first_imgProposed New England power projects reflect ‘dramatic shift’ from gas to renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:About 95% of nearly 21GW of energy resources currently proposed for the New England region are grid-scale wind, solar and battery projects, according to the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE).The number “reflects a dramatic shift” in the grid operator’s interconnection queue, ISO-NE president and CEO Gordon van Welie said in a press call on Friday. Five years ago, the majority of projects sought by developers were natural gas resources, he said.While not all of the projects in the queue will be developed, the shift “signals that that’s the type of project that developers are seeking to propose or to bring forward,” Anne George, ISO-NE’s VP of external affairs and corporate communications, said on the call.The makeup of the proposed 20,927MW includes 68% wind, 15% solar and 11% battery storage. Natural gas makes up only 5% or 1,037 MW. Developers are asking ISO-NE to study proposals for many more potential projects as well.In 2016, natural gas made up 63% of the queue, with wind representing 33% of the 13,000MW of total proposed generation. In 2015, the interconnection queue had about 10,000MW of proposed projects — 57% natural gas and 42% wind.[Iulia Gheorghiu]More: Wind, solar and storage take up 95% of ISO-New England interconnection queue, marking ‘dramatic shift’last_img read more

Sheriff Kieliszewski and Terry King speak at League of Women Voters forum

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Last night the League of Women Voters held a virtual forum for Alpena County candidates. Sheriff Kieliszewski and former undersheriff Terry King sat together and answered questions from the moderator.We’ve been given permission to provide you with the closing statements from each candidate.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena County Sheriff’s Department, League of Women VotersContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena principal serves graduate her diploma after she missed the ceremonyNext Businesses and nonprofits can now apply for Michigan Small Business Restart Programlast_img

English champion Ellis so close to title double

first_img2 Apr 2013 English champion Ellis so close to title double Harry Ellis came close to adding the French International Boys Championship to his English crown but was beaten 3 and 2 by Germany’s Dominic Foos in the 36-hole final at Le Touquet. In a match of two halves, Ellis generally held the upper hand in the morning round, getting to 3-up after 13 holes before going into lunch with a one-hole advantage. But it was a different story in the afternoon. Foos levelled at the first hole then made the decisive move by winning three holes-in-a-row from the seventh and adding another at the 11th to be 4-up. Although Ellis won the 13th, it was too steep a hill to climb and the end came at the 16th where Foos closed out his success. Overall it was a successful sortie for the English youngsters, four filling the top seven spots in the qualifying but that meant they were all in the same half of the match play draw. Jack Singh Brar, Ellis’s Hampshire colleague, departed in the first round against Jeppe Andersen by 2 holes but the Dane lost in the quarter finals to Ashton Turner, who had claimed a 2 and 1 win over Vitek Novak of the Czech Republic in round one and a 1-hole success against Sweden’s Fredrik Nilehn in the second. Derbyshire’s Bradley Moore overcame Jonas Liebich of Germany 4 and 3 then French international Kenny Subregis 4 and 2 before bowing out to Ellis 3 and 1 in the quarter finals. Ellis reached the last eight with wins over Alan de Bondt of Belgium and Frenchman Pierre Mazier. In another all-English clash in the semi-finals, Ellis came out on top by 1-hole against Turner to set up the final with Foos. The Nations Cup, decided over the two stroke play qualifying rounds, saw England1, made up of Ellis, Singh Brar and Turner, take top spot on 284, six strokes better than Norway1 with England2, comprising Robert Burlison, Bobby Keeble and Bradley Moore, and Sweden1 third on 290.  Match Play results: 1st Rd: A Turner (Eng) bt V Novak (Czk Rep) 2&1; J Andersen (Den) bt J Singh Brar (Eng) 2 holes; B Moore (Eng) bt J Liebich (Ger) 4&3; H Ellis (Eng) bt A de Bondt (Bel) 3&2. 2nd Rd: Turner bt F Nilehn (Swe) 1 hole; Moore bt K Subregis (Fra) 4&2; Ellis bt P Mazier (Fra) 4&3 Quarter Finals: Turner bt Andersen 5&4; Ellis bt Moore 3&1. Semi-Finals: Foos (Ger) bt P Melching (Fra) 3&2; Ellis bt Turner 1 hole. Final (36 holes): Foos bt Ellis 3&2last_img read more