‘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

Pogba waiting for Juventus return

first_img His current deal runs to June 2021, but there is an option to extend for another year, so technically it’s 2022. read also:Onyekuru’s Monaco reveal ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases Nothing is expected to happen this summer, but the situation could already have changed by January. Pogba’s former teammate Andrea Pirlo is now the Juventus coach and they would relish a reunion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paul Pogba is waiting for a return to Juventus in 2021, maybe even in January, by stalling his Manchester United renewal. The 27-year-old had the best form of his career so far in Turin from 2012-16, before the €105m move back to Old Trafford, where he’d been largely ignored in their youth academy. Rumours of a swing back to the Bianconeri have been circling from practically months since he left and nobody has kept those going more than Tuttosport. They place Pogba on the front page of today’s edition, claiming he is stalling a new contract with Manchester United because he is waiting for Juve to step in and make an offer.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhood8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Sheraton Hotels Reso

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the designation of Sheraton Krakow Hotel as Sheraton Grand Krakow – welcoming the hotel to the brand’s new premier tier of hotels recognised for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. Joining 25 other Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, Sheraton Grand Krakow is the first Sheraton Grand property in Poland, ideally located on the bank of Vistula River and a foot away from the famous Wawel Castle. The hotel is undergoing a major restoration which will be completed at the beginning of 2017.Sheraton Grand is one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive plan designed to solidify Sheraton as a leading global hotel brand of choice, everywhere.“We are thrilled to build on the brand’s proud heritage in East and Central Europe by launching our first Sheraton Grand in Poland” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “The Sheraton Grand Krakow highlights our commitment to the Polish market where we already have six successful hotels and plan to further grow our portfolio.”Boasting spectacular views over the Vistula River and Wawel Castle, Sheraton Grand Krakow offers 232 rooms and suites fully renovated. All premium rooms have been beautifully restored featuring residential design flexible for work and play. London based designer, Alex Kravetz, has created elegant spaces with the use of high quality materials and custom designed furniture. Various textures and furnishings were composed to create a sophisticated layered detailing in all elements of the design. The sense of heritage is expressed through patterns and uniquely commissioned art pieces by a local artist. Lighting was also key to the design creating several atmosphere setting possibilities including making the room brighter or moodier depending on the time of day. The Sheraton Grand Krakow also features refreshed meeting facilities ideal for social gatherings and galas and offers four restaurants and bars including the famous Roof Top Terrace Bar & Lounge.“The entire management team and hotel associates have been gearing up for this special designation which is a great recognition of the memorable service experiences that we provide to our guests. We are all very proud to become a true flagship property for the brand in East and Central Europe. The renovated rooms look amazing and we are happy to further elevate the guest experience in our hotel” said Angela Saliba, General Manager of Sheraton Grand Krakow.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more