‘Baseload’ renewables coming to Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Australia is currently experiencing an unprecedented boom in solar and wind energy investments, both in terms of capacity and dollars. It will likely take the country to a 33 percent share of renewables as early as 2020.But there is another fascinating development taking place–as more and more wind and solar is added to the grid, the shape of their output is also changing, and in a way that should give confidence about a clean energy future based around a high level of variable renewable energy sources.Two significant trends that are emerging: the first is the offering of “firming contracts” to those looking to source a significant amount of their supply from wind and solar, but wary of wholesale price risks when the sun don’t shine and the wind don’t blow. The second is the development of projects that do much the same thing but this time by the physical combination of wind, solar and some form of storage at the one site, or nearby. Proposals and projects are now emerging across the country.One of the first “solar firming” products came from TFS Green, who helped put together a package for ERM Power that takes the risk out of contracting with a solar farm. This is a product that simply seeks to manage the risk from variable solar output by providing price swaps. It allows a solar plant to provide a customer with a firm price for a flat load.Roger Price, the CEO of Windlab, also talks of fully dispatchable renewables–or, to borrow the parlance of the coal lobby, “baseload renewables”, with the Kennedy Energy Park inland from Townsville. The first stage of this project is being built now, combining 43 MW of wind, 15 MW of solar, and 4 MWh of Tesla battery storage. “It’s the perfect match,” Price says. “You get solar in middle of the day, the wind resource picks up as the sun starts to set, blows through night, then drops after the solar” emerges for the morning peak.And, of course, there is the Kidston project in North Queensland, not far from Kennedy, where Genex Power is looking to combine 270 MW solar and 250 MW of pumped hydro, with maybe 6-8 hours storage, and then add 150 MW wind power for good measure.More: The changing shape of wind and solar in Australia’s grid ‘Baseload’ renewables coming to Australialast_img read more

Quisenberry leads Youngstown St. past UIC 70-64

first_img LIVE TV COMMENT Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 31st December, 2019 12:11 IST Associated Press Television News center_img Darius Quisenberry had 20 points as Youngstown State beat Illinois-Chicago 70-64 on Monday night.Naz Bohannon had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Youngstown State (9-6, 2-0 Horizon League). Michael Akuchie added 10 points. Donel Cathcart III had six rebounds for the visiting team.Godwin Boahen had 15 points for the Flames (6-9, 1-1). Braelen Bridges added 10 points and three blocks. Tarkus Ferguson had six rebounds.Youngstown State matches up against Cleveland St. on the road on Saturday. Illinois-Chicago plays Green Bay on the road on Friday. Last Updated: 31st December, 2019 12:11 IST Quisenberry Leads Youngstown St. Past UIC 70-64 Darius Quisenberry had 20 points as Youngstown State beat Illinois-Chicago 70-64 on Monday night. WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Cardinals GM Steve Keim defends decision to trade Josh Rosen

first_imgCardinals general manager Steve Keim defended the franchise’s decision to trade Josh Rosen, who Arizona selected 10th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, to the Dolphins. “It was really about the opportunity,” Keim said (via ESPN). “Certainly, all of us are big fans of Josh Rosen’s, wish him well and think he’s going to have a heck of a career in the NFL.” The Cardinals acquired the 62nd pick and a 2020 pick from the Dolphins for Rosen. Keim, who ultimately made the decision on the trade after selecting Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick out of the 2019 draft, explained that the move didn’t come because Arizona’s original plan with Rosen didn’t pan out. Instead, it was about capitalizing on the best talent.”I don’t know that it wasn’t that he didn’t work out,” Keim said. “I would say, obviously, he was put in a tough situation last year. But I think, really, when you come down to the bottom line, is we had an opportunity to find a dynamic player that we think can be special.” Related News NFL trade rumors: Josh Rosen traded to Dolphins after Cardinals draft Kyler Murray Keim added that the Cardinals didn’t actively shop Rosen, but he had several conversations with teams interested in the quarterback at the NFL combine in February. “The bottom line is a team has to make a hard offer,” Keim said, “and I always leave that door open because it’s my job whether I’m actively shopping somebody or not to let somebody know, ‘Make me an offer.’ “BREAKING:Josh Rosen has been traded to the @MiamiDolphins…@Rapsheet with the latest pic.twitter.com/sRs6bij7HN— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 27, 2019Rosen completed 55.2 percent of his passes and threw for 11 touchdowns, along with 14 interceptions, in 14 games as a rookie playing behind a bad offensive line and with very little rushing attack.The Cardinals finished 2018 with a 3-13 record and missed the playoffs for a third consecutive season. They fired first-year coach Steve Wilks in late December and later hired Kliff Kingsbury.last_img read more

ANOTHER ALL-SPANISH SUPER CUP FURTHER CONFIRMS LALIGA’S DOMINANCE OF UEFA COMPETITIONS

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement The 2018 UEFA Super Cup once again confirmed LaLiga’s dominance of European football, with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid running out 4-2 extra time winners over Champions League holders Real Madrid in what was the fourth all-Spanish encounter in five years.No matter who won this ‘derbi’ encounter played out in Tallinn, Estonia, LaLiga was guaranteed a fifth successive UEFA Super Cup. Whoever came out on top, LaLiga would extend its lead as the league with most UEFA Super Cup victories. 2018 was the 15th year a Spanish side lifted the trophy. Next on the list is Italy’s Serie A with nine competition victories, then England’s Premier League with seven.The Spanish dominance of the Super Cup has become even more pronounced in recent years. LaLiga has been victorious in nine of the last ten years. In fact, no LaLiga side has lost to foreign opponents in over a decade.last_img read more