A year in, Tesla’s big Australian battery proves viability of energy storage

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:A year after Elon Musk rolled out what was then the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery to aid South Australia’s blackout-prone power grid, more projects are set to follow in its footsteps at home and abroad.The Hornsdale storage facility — the result of Musk’s successful wager that he could build and get it up and running within 100 days — has helped the state stabilize the grid, avoid outages and lower costs. Its success is a boost to other plants commissioned around the world, including a larger one in South Korea.The battery system is designed to overcome one of the main obstacles to renewable energy taking a bigger role globally: reliability falters when the wind stops blowing or the sun goes down. Batteries store up power and then release it steadily to the grid when generation stalls.The storage industry is increasingly important in places like South Australia, which has less access to traditional fossil-fuel sources like coal and gas. Hornsdale has performed an important function in providing frequency control services and its “speed and laser precision in response to system events has been encouraging,” the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said in an emailed response to questions.The plant earned Neoen about 8.1 million euros ($9.2 million) in the first half of 2018 from a supply contract with the South Australian government and independent sales of stored electricity, helping to pay back some of its 56 million euro price tag. It has also contributed to an almost 75 percent drop in the cost of ancillary services to the grid, according to Bloomberg NEF.The big question for the renewables industry is whether battery storage can be expanded to shore up baseload generation, as fossil fuels’ dominance in the power mix declines. Neoen’s Heron said battery storage was “absolutely scaleable,” and the company has plans for at least two more battery storage facilities in Australia. Liberty House chief Sanjeev Gupta wants to eclipse Hornsdale with an 120 megawatt plant in South Australia.More: Musk’s Outback success points to bright future for battery storage A year in, Tesla’s big Australian battery proves viability of energy storagelast_img read more

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

Edwin Ramos of FIBA Americas to conduct coaching clinics with DABA

first_img Share The coaching clinic will be conducted from 4.30 – 7.30 pm nightly and will encompass both conference room classes as well as on court demonstrations. The clinic will be held at the Prevost Cinemall Conference Room. Note this training is also open to other persons who have an interest in participating, and should contact Dave Baron at 285-8899 or Mickey Joseph at 235-6901 to register. Share In photo, National team during a training session with Garth Joseph. Photo credit: Mr. Mickey JosephThe Dominica Amateur Basketball Association in conjunction with the Dominica Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity will be conducting a coaching clinic from July 25th – 30th which will be conducted by coach Edwin Ramos of FIBA Americas.As part of basketball development in Dominica this program aim is to develop our coaches, and to improve the basketball skills and standard. All registered coaches of teams should take advantage of this opportunity as the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association will be implementing a policy that to coach in the national league all coaches should be educated or have gone through a coaching program. Sharing is caring! 67 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share NewsSports Edwin Ramos of FIBA Americas to conduct coaching clinics with DABA by: – July 20, 2011 In addition, the Dominica National Team training squad has started its preparation for the Windward Island Basketball Tournament schedule for September 7th, 2011 under the coaching staff of Mickey Joseph, Garth Joseph and Ryan Anslem.By: Mickey Joesph Tweetlast_img read more

Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic

first_img Associated Press March 13, 2020 Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemiccenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOSTON (AP) — Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img