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ENGIE completes Massachusetts’ largest storage project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:One of first states to enact an energy storage target, Massachusetts, received its largest utility-scale energy storage system Tuesday when ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric launched a 3 MW/6 MWh system connected to a solar farm near Boston.Located adjacent to the former 136-MW Mt. Tom oil- and coal-fired power plant 90 miles west of Boston in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the battery energy storage system was connected to a 5.8-MW community solar PV project. ENGIE North America supplies power from the solar plant to local utility Holyoke Gas & Electric under a 20-year power purchase agreement, ENGIE Storage spokeswoman Anne Smith said in an email Tuesday.As battery costs decline and policies are enacted to encourage energy storage development, companies are increasingly interested in the technology, particularly when it can be paired with generation resources allowing the flow of power to be more efficiently managed.ENGIE is working on additional energy storage projects in the region. “Massachusetts is primed for growth in the energy storage market thanks to their progressive energy policy,” Smith said. Utilities in the state are required to procure 200 MWh of energy storage by 2020. Massachusetts also has a goal to generate 50% percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2035.The Mt. Tom solar plus storage system will be used to reduce peak demand on HG&E’s distribution grid, according to a statement. Rising demand-based costs throughout the New England market have been accounting for a large portion of energy costs, which has created pressure to reduce peak energy usage, according to the statement.“This project is the perfect illustration of energy transformation in action – affordable, clean energy replacing traditional fossil fuel power generation,” Frank Demaille, ENGIE North America president and CEO, said in the statement.More: Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues ENGIE completes Massachusetts’ largest storage projectlast_img read more

Fridays On The Fly: Fly Fishing Saves Lives

first_img“Those first few months after the accident, I was losing the battle. And then I tied my first fly.”It’s no secret that fly fishing not only changes lives but saves them as well. Fly fishing has helped disabled veterans with PTSD, people combat depression, and troubled youth find a creative outlet. There is just something about it. It’s meditative, healing, and unbiased. Fly fishing doesn’t care who you are or where you are from. It doesn’t care about your age or the color of your skin. Whether you consider it an art, a sport, or even therapy, fly fishing is loved by all for the same reason. It’s a passion. It’s a way of life.In this video by Orvis, we meet Joey Maxim, a [then] 16-year-old who found his way back to life from the brink of death through fly fishing. A basketball, soccer, and lacrosse player, Joey was an active kid. He was a Straight-A honor student and aiming to go to Westpoint.On their way home from a birthday party, Joey and his friends crashed into a tree. He suffered two collapsed lungs and aspirated. He wasn’t breathing. His recovery was bleak. After having your passions taken away from you, starting life over is unimaginable at any age. Fly fishing gave Joey a second chance.Check out Joey’s story and learn about his incredible recovery process below.Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.last_img read more

90 days of politics: Five ways to make an impact

first_imgIt is no secret that Democrats are making a strong push to take the majority in the U.S. Senate. In the event of a Clinton Presidency, it would almost be a necessity to advance any significant agenda. Requiring a net gain of five seats for the, Democrats are in a strong position as they are only defending 10 seats to Republican’s 24. What this all adds up to is a battery of contentious, hard fought elections around the country, specifically, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. I would agree with the common analysis that control of the Senate could be won and lost in these states.When it comes to the next 90 days of the election cycle, they kick off with the annual August Congressional recess. Here in Washington that means less traffic, easy seating in popular restaurants, and sweltering heat and humidity. Around the country, however, it means members that candidates will be in their home states campaigning full-tilt. During this period you will likely find many of them to be as responsive to issues as they will ever be. For credit unions, the next 90 days of politicking are a great time to take advantage of this responsiveness and push our issues to the fore. Here are five things you can do that can make an impact:Invite congressional candidates to come speak to your credit union or combine forces with other credit unions and invite candidates to speak to the groupAttend a campaign event and approach the candidate on behalf of credit unions (have your 30 second talking points ready!)Encourage your republican and democratic volunteers to become involved in a candidate’s campaign, always emphasizing credit union positionsContribute money to a campaign, directly or through a PAC.Make sure you are registered and VOTE!Of course, reach out to your leagues and national trade groups to coordinate efforts and hone your message. From now until the election will be the best time in the next two years to educate current and new members of Congress and get their attention! During presidential elections, and certainly this presidential election, it is easy to be focused on important national issues such as foreign policy, and defense. At the same time I urge everyone to also stay mindful of how down-ballot votes will influence our industry. Stay united, as only credit unions can, to ensure a future environment that allows us to be as effective as possible in fulfilling the credit union mission. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Daniel Mica Dan Mica, former head of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), established The DMA Group as a means to combine a myriad of experience into a one-stop consultancy. Elected in … Web: www.dmagroupdc.com Detailslast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Suffers 4-3 Loss at UC Riverside

first_img 1. Tia Elpusan/Sara Khattab (UCR) def. T. Herder/L. Petushkova (DU) 7-6 Match Notes RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Drake University women’s tennis team suffered a 4-3 loss to UC Riverside Friday at the SRC Tennis Courts in Riverside, Calif. Drake 10-4 2. Tia Elpusan (UCR) def. T. Herder (DU) 6-2, 6-4 Drake’s freshman Liza Petushkova got the Bulldogs on the board with a 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles. 4. J. Lomas (DU) def. Chloe Pham (UCR) 6-7, 6-0, 6-0 UC Riverside extended its lead to 3-0 with a pair of wins at No. 6 singles and No. 2 singles, respectively. 1. S. Brills (DU) def. Karla Dulay (UCR) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 UC Riverside 4, Drake 3Mar 16, 2018 at Riverside, CA (SRC Tennis Courts)  Singles competition 5. Tracy Van (UCR) def. A. Kozlowski (DU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 The Bulldogs closed out the match with a pair of three set victories. Joely Lomas dropped her first set 7-6, but stormed back to win the next two sets 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5. Summer Brills also came back from being down a set as she took the final two sets 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 to give Drake its third point. Box Score center_img Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,2,3,5,4,1) 6. Tamilla Vaksman (UCR) def. M. Jaglarz (DU) 6-3, 6-3 UC Riverside 3-14 Story Links Doubles competition Drake returns to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Thursday, March 29 when they host in-state rival Iowa State. 3. Tracy Van/Natalie Penner (UCR) def. A. Kozlowski/M. Jaglarz (DU) 6-2 3. L. Petushkova (DU) def. Sara Khattab (UCR) 7-5, 6-2 The Highlanders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as they took the doubles point. 2. S. Brills/J. Lomas (DU) def. Lauren Wolfe/Tamilla Vaksman (UCR) 6-0 UCR’s Tracy Van clinched the match with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more