Odds & Ends: Aaron Tveit Joins Social Media & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Aaron Tveit Gets SocialAt last…Your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit is now on Instagram and Twitter! Tveitertots around the world celebrated on August 27 as the stage and screen star sent out his inaugural Instagram post and tweet: “Finally decided to join the 21st Century. Next up… cell phone!” The timing couldn’t be better as Tveit’s got an exciting few months ahead to keep us up to date with. Not only will he appear at Darren Criss’ Elsie Fest next month, but he’ll then don Danny Zuko’s leather jacket for Fox’s forthcoming live telecast of Grease on January 31, 2016. Now over to you, Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle, surely it’s time to stop holding out on us and to drop your social media-phobe ways…Jessica Lange Eyeing Return to AHSWill Oscar winner Jessica Lange return to American Horror Story? “I’ve been talking to her,” the series’ co-creator Ryan Murphy told EW. “It’s always possible. I’m trying to deal with her play schedule.” Lange is, of course, returning to Broadway next spring in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Murphy only has himself to blame over her availability though—he is mounting the production himself along with Roundabout. Previews are scheduled to begin on March 31, 2016 at the American Airlines Theatre.Watch Serena Williams Sing Little MermaidThe Little Mermaid may no longer be on the Great White Way but it remains in Serena Williams’ heart. The sporting superstar took part in karaoke at Delta Open Mic Night on August 26, where she serenaded the lucky guests with “Under the Sea” from the Disney classic below. We think this is the perfect warm up for the U.S. Open. But then we would, wouldn’t we?last_img read more

Final testing under way at expanded Hornsdale big battery in Australia

first_imgFinal testing under way at expanded Hornsdale big battery in Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia is entering the final testing of its expanded capacity, and is achieving some significant new records and milestones that would be expected when the world’s biggest lithium ion battery gets even bigger.The Hornsdale battery set a world record for a lithium-ion battery installation when it was installed in late 2017 with capacity of 100MW/129MWh. It has played an important control in providing frequency control and emergency back-up – both critical in helping keep the lights on during major network problems – as well as doing the normal storage thing of energy arbitrage, buying at the lows and selling at the peaks.It is now being expanded to a capacity of 150MW/194MWh, and is adding new services, particularly synthetic inertia, that will allow it to replicate more of the services once exclusive to fossil fuel generators in South Australia, and allow the grid to take another important step towards the shift to the state government target of “net 100 per cent renewables.”The expanded Hornsdale Power Reserve (its official name) is owned by the French renewable energy developer Neoen and located next to the 315MW Hornsdale wind facilities, and got the OK to connect last month. It is now going through testing that allows it to progress through various “hold points” that it can straddle once the market operator is satisfied with the outcome.On Tuesday, in the latest series of tests, the Hornsdale battery did a rapid 270MW flip – from charging at 120MW to discharging at 150MW. It appears to have flipped between the two on several different occasions – at least one of which had an immediate impact on the wholesale price of electricity, pushing it down to the peppercorn price of just above $8/MWh.Those 270MW flips – from the level of discharge to the level of charge – are likely a world record in both speed and extent of the change. And it’s this flexibility of the big batteries such as Hornsdale, and others at Dalrymple North, Lake Bonney, Gannawarra and Ballarat, that is particularly attractive to project owners and valuable to AEMO, the market operator.[Giles Parkinson]More: Tesla big battery sets new record as testing for Hornsdale expansion enters final stagelast_img read more