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 project
Anthony Joshua has called for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to fight better opponents, and claimed: “It shouldn’t be about anything else apart from the best fighting the best.” Joshua has previously explained how focusing on becoming undisputed heavyweight champion contributed to his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr – a result he plans to avenge on December 7.“Tyson Fury is fighting Otto Wallin but nobody talks about that. I fought Wallin as an amateur. Wilder and Fury are the cream of the crop and shouldn’t be fighting those type of people.“Look at the time frame of when I turned professional to when others did. And they don’t want to fight me. It shouldn’t be about anything else apart from the best fighting the best.” Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Joshua became world champion in his 16th fight after three years as a professional. Fury accomplished it in his 25th fight after seven years, whereas it took Wilder 33 fights and seven years.He continued: “The guys who I’m supposed to fight are turning down the most lucrative offers in boxing.“Promoter Eddie Hearn told me that when I win the belts: ‘you will be in a position of power, nobody will dictate to you’. “I give people the opportunity to fight in front of the biggest crowd, the biggest global audience, get the most publicity, earn the highest purse, and to become champion. They turn it down. Credit to Ruiz Jr.”Fury and Wilder drew a match-up last December with the WBC title at stake, and plan a rematch in February 2020 if they each win a fight in the meantime. Fury faces Wallin on September 14 and Wilder is expected to meet Luis Ortiz, who he has already beaten.“I’ve got something to fight for now,” Joshua said. “The guys I wanted to fight are tying themselves up for a year-and-a-half.“They froze me out. Wilder has agreed his next fight with Ortiz, his next fight with Fury. “We take on the best competitors in the division every time. We take challenges, and Ruiz Jr was the best of the crop that was available to me.“Manuel Charr, Michael Hunter? How can I fight someone like Charr? I wanted the best, and Ruiz Jr was the best. If you want to win every fight, don’t step into battle.”Joshua reiterated that his focus has renewed on regaining the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Ruiz Jr.“All eyes on Ruiz Jr. Nobody can talk to me about Wilder or Fury – that is irrelevant,” he said.