Fluence announces largest Canadian battery storage project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:A vast new energy storage system – thought to be the largest of its kind in Canada to date with 48 MW/144 MWh capacity, will be built in the city of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.Fluence, the venture jointly owned by developer AES Corporation and Siemens, will provide energy storage technology and provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. The company has signed an agreement for the project with PUC Services, an affiliate of the city’s designated Local Distribution Company (LDC) for electricity, PUC Distribution.The Fluence-PUC partnership will be used to offer energy management solutions to PUC’s biggest customers. Through use of the battery, businesses with a large energy profile should be able to save money on their monthly energy costs.As often reported by this site, Ontario pays for grid upgrades and decarbonisation partly through the Global Adjustment Charge, a peak demand pricing mechanism which levies higher rates on commercial customers than residential. This has led to numerous C&I projects that have been used to ‘peak shave’ businesses’ energy demand from the grid in the province, but nothing on the scale of this latest project announcement to date.Local news outlet The Sault Star carried a report about the project late last week. A Fluence spokesman said today that broadly, the report was correct but did mistakenly state that the capacity was expected to be 45 MW/165 MWh, which the Fluence representative corrected. The report also put some numbers on potential savings businesses could make. Some 357 business customers could save a total of CA$3 million (US$2.29 million) to CA$5 million savings annually between them, amounting to around CA$100 million over the course of the project’s lifetime.   More: Fluence’s latest Ontario project will be 48MW/144MWh for C&I customers Fluence announces largest Canadian battery storage projectlast_img read more


Stayin’ Alive, United Way of Franklin County offer ‘Youth Renewal’

first_imgBrookville, In. — Stayin’ Alive & Unites Way of Franklin County are offering a Personal Renewal for Youth Workers Thursday, June 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Brookville Methodist Church. For more information please call 765-647-5268.last_img


Pardew goes for flat pack four

first_imgDIY expert Alan Pardew is taking the IKEA approach to dragging Newcastle out of the doldrums. The Magpies host Liverpool on Saturday having put together a run of three successive – and increasingly unlikely – victories to ease themselves out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and into the Capital One Cup quarter-finals. Each win has relieved some of the pressure on Pardew and while some supporters may not be fully behind him, the pressure has eased with the players clearly firmly behind the 53-year-old. The celebrations at the final whistle said much about the changing atmosphere at the club, although Pardew, who has had to contend with concerted calls for his head in recent months, made a swift and low-key exit. He said: “As an experienced manager, I’ve experienced times like that before – not perhaps with the scale of the media criticism that I was receiving, but certainly in terms of results. “I’ve had results like that at Charlton and West Ham, and you have to try to find a solution. If you don’t believe you’re strong enough as a character to find a solution, then don’t do the job. “I’m confident I can do this job and I was always confident I could turn it around.” A fourth win on the trot against Liverpool would help to cement that recovery, although Pardew is wary of the Reds’ enigmatic summer signing Mario Balotelli and his struggle to impose himself following his return to English football. He said: “I think he’s a great player, I really do. When I’ve seen the really, really big games come along, he has delivered for Italy and in the big games for Manchester City. “I think big games turn him on a little bit. It’s probably the other games that you really need to focus on him, and I think that’s probably an area he needs to improve on. “I think we’re a big game – we’re on the telly, he’s under a lot of pressure, so I’m very wary of him because he can deliver on those days.” Press Association However, Pardew insists his methods, which he likens to assembling a piece of flat-pack furniture, would not have worked if he had ignored the instructions and found himself with a wobbly structure and a handful of nuts and bolts left over. He said: “You’ve kind of got to box it down. It’s a bit like one of those IKEA furniture packs you buy – you can’t try and get to the end, you’ve got to do all the little bits to get there, and it takes time. “I’ve done a few of them because my wife’s Swedish. It’s about doing that little bit first, and if you get that wrong, the second bit doesn’t work. If you get the second bit wrong, the third bit definitely ain’t working and the tabletop is all… “I think it’s very important, if you’re in the coaching or managerial world, that you actually segment it down and just say, ‘Right, what’s our problem, what do we need to do, what needs to happen at this football club to turn us from what we are to a better team?’. “I also think the last international break was important for us so we could do a review of how we were getting at teams and how they were getting at us. I think that helped us. “I think we’ve put some blocks in place that now gives us some sort of thing to hinge on to.” Newcastle ended their wait for a first league win of the season with a scratchy 1-0 victory over Leicester on October 18, and followed it up with a more impressive performance to edge out Tottenham 2-1 at White Hart Lane after falling behind last weekend. But perhaps the best of the lot was Wednesday night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup victory at Manchester City in which Ryan Taylor, playing his first senior game for 26 months, and youngsters Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong made light of the high-quality opposition they faced. last_img read more


Crouch, Whelan pen new Stoke deals

first_imgPeter Crouch and Glenn Whelan have signed two-year contract extensions with Stoke, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. “I enjoy every minute of training and I also enjoy every minute I am on the pitch on matchdays too. I want to play a big part here in the coming years. “I have two more years now to make an impact. I’ve not signed the contract to sit here and put my feet up, I’m here to help the team improve and to win things.” Stoke progressed to the FA Cup fifth round on Monday with a 4-1 win at Rochdale. Keeping Crouch became even more important to Stoke after the news earlier this week that Bojan Krkic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Manager Mark Hughes told the club’s official website: “We’ve been talking to both players for a while and it’s pleasing that both want to stay and be a part of what we are striving to achieve at the Club. “They are both fantastic professionals who had contributed a great deal to Stoke City long before I joined the Club and have continued to do so. I’m delighted they are staying with us for at least another couple of years.” Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes added: “Players like Glenn and Peter are very much the backbone of our squad and we’re delighted they have committed to spend at least another two years with the Club. “They have both proved to be fantastic signings for Stoke City. The experience they bring to bear on the side, both on and off the pitch, cannot be under-estimated and they still have so much to offer.” Crouch – who became Stoke’s record signing when he joined them for £10million from Tottenham, and turns 34 on Friday – believes he can help the Potters claim silverware in his remaining time with them. He said: “We have achieved so much in the time I have been here – finishing in the top 10 (of the Premier League for the first time in Stoke’s history) last year was huge for us and the squad we have right now is full of quality. “I’m just so happy that we are doing well and now we want to keep moving forward and possibly lift a bit of silverware – which is achievable. Former England striker Crouch had been linked with a move away from the club with his existing deal due to expire in June, but is now committed to the club until 2017. Crouch joined Stoke from Tottenham in 2011, while Whelan has been with the Potters since 2008, helping them win promotion to the Premier League later that year. Press Associationlast_img read more


About Town

first_imgFAIR HAVENRiver Road Books, Fair Haven, will be hosting New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Nauvoo Grill.Andrews will be signing copies of her latest book, Spring Fever, a new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets. Andrews’ previous novels include Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas.A former newspaper journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Andrew’s critically acclaimed Callahan Garrity mystery series has been nominated for numerous awards including the coveted Edgar award. Andrews, a self proclaimed “junker” (thrift store enthusiast), wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and cook, brings a touch of real life joy and sorrow to all her characters.The cost of the event is $30, including a copy of her book and the chance to get it signed, and light hors d’oeuvres. Reser­vations are available by calling 732-747-9455 or emailing [email protected] Nauvoo Grill is located at 121 Fair Haven Road.KEYPORTSoap star and Red Bank Regional High School graduate Brian Gaskill is coming to work with the Garden State Players as education director and instructor at the group’s new summer theater camp.Gaskill will host a Monday, June 4 fundraiser for the Garden State Players at the Trinity restaurant, 84 Broad St., Keyport. He will read poetry from his new original spoken-word poetry album, Make It Real.Gaskill is best known for his roles on Guiding Light, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Port Charles, All My Children and Models, Inc.He is currently starring in the Webisoap The Bay: Dark Side of the Bay, airing worldwide this summer.Singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist George Wirth also will perform. Attendees are welcome to bring original poetry for a chance to take the stage with Gaskill.Tickets are $25 for the show only and $55 for a three-course dinner and the show. A free meet and greet after the show is included. Dinner seatings are at 6 and 6:30 p.m. and the show will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.For reservations call 732-497-2998. Seating is limited. Additional information about Garden State Players is available by emailing [email protected] or visiting www.gardenstateplayers.org.LONG BRANCHState Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assembly­woman Caroline Casagrande will discuss several topics including the 2013 budget and education reform during a town hall meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Long Branch Senior Center.There will be an opportunity for questions from the public during the session at the center, located at 85 Second Ave.MIDDLETOWNMonmouth County Historical Association will be celebrating the birthday of King George III from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Marlpit Hall (circa 1756), 137 Kings Highway.Within the British Empire, including the American Colonies, celebration of the King’s birthday was one of the social events of the year. Visitors will be able to see how this day might have been celebrated in the home of Loyalists Edward and John Taylor. Historical re-enactors dressed as the Taylors will welcome the guests.Musical entertainment of the period, played on the harpsichord and recorder, will be presented by The Practitioners of Musick with John Burkhalter of Princeton.The earliest section of Marlpit Hall was built as a one-and-a-half story house in 1686 by James Grover Jr. John Taylor made substantial additions and alterations between 1740 – 1752. Members of the Grover and Taylor families were among the area’s leading politicians, farmers, and merchants.Light refreshments will be served and admission is free.RED BANKThe Red Bank Elks Lodge No. 233 will host its inaugural Elks Casino Night and Poker Tournament from 6 – 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at 40 West Front St.Casino tickets are $50 per person and includes casino games, live music by DJ Joe McGrath and dinner. Attend­ees also will receive $100 in play money if purchased afterward, or $50 in play money if purchased after June 1. During the evening there will be an optional Texas Hold’em Tournament and tickets for this will be $50 per person. Both casino and tournament tickets can be purchased at the lodge or online at www.redbankelksorg.Proceeds support the many benevolent activities of the lodge. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.RUMSONThe third annual Kids Triathlon for Bob Kelleher will be held at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, June 10, at Victory Park.Kids, ages 9 to 14, will do a 150-yard swim, a 4-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run. Youngsters, ages 9 and younger, will be doing a 75-yard swim, a 2.25-mile bike ride and a half-mile run.Pre-registration is available until June 1 and is $35. Registration after June 1 and on race day is $45.There are no additional fees to register online at www. RaceForum.com/KidsTri. Space is limited.The Kids Tri for Bob Kelleher race is being held in the memory of Kelleher, a Rumson resident who died unexpectedly in July 2009. He had been very active in sports, including participating in triathlons and coaching his son and borough children on recreation department teams, and was the captain in the Rumson First Aid Squad when he died.Proceeds from the June 10 event will benefit the Rumson First Aid Squad and the borough’s recreation program.last_img read more


Center to Offer Help to SB Residents, Businesses

first_imgSEA BRIGHT ­– Sea Bright Rising has hit a significant milestone and now is offering even more help from professionals in various fields to those impacted by Super Storm Sandy.The organizers for the recovery organization, working to assist residents and businesses struck hard by Sandy, have raised more than $1 million.“I think it’s a huge accomplishment, no doubt about it,” said Chris Wood, co-owner of Woody’s restaurant and bar in the borough, who, with his business partner, Peter Forlenza, established the organization.So far, Sea Bright Rising has distributed roughly $470,000 of the funds raised to about 160 families and four local businesses, said Ilene Winters, a member of the organization’s board.The organization has obtained a $250,000 grant from the Robin Hood Foundation, which was the recipient of funds raised during the 12.12.12 concert in Madison Square Garden for Sandy Relief. Sea Bright Rising also has been given a $100,000 donation from an anonymous donor, another $100,000 from Fairmont Specialty, a local insurance brokerage agency, and individual donations, according to Winters.While the fundraising and dispersing of money will continue, the organization is working on “the next phase of this,” Wood said.“Obviously, there is still a great need” for those impacted by Sandy, he said, including obtaining information and direction on how to move forward with rebuilding.To that end the organization has established the Sea Bright Solution Center, which will open for the first time at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in borough hall.The center will be staffed with volunteers from a variety of fields who will offer advice and counseling to the public. “We have so many who have lined up to offer their services,” including lawyers, insurance specialists, building and computer experts and others, Wood said.The center will be open the second Saturday morning and third Wednesday evening of the month, as demand requires, according to Winters.The Sea Bright Solution Center initially was set to open Feb. 9 but the opening was postponed because of the winter storm.“Whatever we can do to help has been well-received so far and we’ll look to continue it,” Wood said.Wood, along with his business partner Forlenza, started out by providing hot food and beverages for the National Guard members and other emergency workers on site, as well as for those who began to return to their homes and property in the days after the late October storm.From there, Wood said, their efforts morphed into what has become Sea Bright Rising and includes on its board Wood, Forlenza, Winters and Robert Long, husband of Mayor Dina Long.The organization’s mission is to primarily help the approximately 1,400 borough residents rebuild their lives, because, as Wood said, “everyone lost something.”The organization has been offering assistance with rent and security deposits for those who were displaced and down payments for cars for those who lost their vehicles in the storm, Winters said.The second leg of the group’s mission is to assist businesses in reopening and revitalizing the community. “If the businesses don’t come back there isn’t going to be a town,” Winters said. To a lesser degree, the group will work on restoring the community’s infrastructure, Wood said.As the need to assist residents eventually winds down, possibly in the next few months, Sea Bright Rising may find itself concentrating more on working with the business community, Winters said.“We’re eternally grateful to the people who have donated already. Everyone has been exceptionally generous with their time and with their financial resources,” Winters said.That appreciation also goes for those who have received donations, Winters said, displaying a note the organization recently recei­ved. The handwritten note, from a recipient who Winters declined to identify, said, “Like the first warm breeze of spring after a cold, grey winter, your gift was a ray of hope when we were most discouraged. Rest assured your kindness will be remembered.” By John Burtonlast_img read more


SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER WORKS BULLET SIX FURLONGS WITH STEVENS UP, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE WINNER SET FOR GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES SEPT. 26; TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES FOR BAFFERT

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2015)–Under the watchful eye of trainer Richard Mandella, two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:12.80 under Gary Stevens this morning at Santa Anita–her final work in preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26.Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder came on the track at 6:30 a.m. and galloped under the wire, around the Club House turn and was set down by Stevens at the five furlong pole, four lengths behind a stablemate. In-hand throughout, Beholder took command at the sixteenth pole and galloped out seven furlongs as planned.A 5-year-old mare by Henny Hughes, Beholder seeks a record third consecutive win in the Zenyatta, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” prep. Should all go well in the 1 1/16 miles Zenyatta, it is expected Beholder, a smashing 8 ¼ length winner versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, will take on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and others in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.“She’s super fit coming off the Pacific Classic,” Stevens told Xpressbet’s Millie Ball this morning. “But she needs to run.”Mandella was simply in awe. When asked for his “take” on the six furlong move, he responded, “I haven’t overcome the goosebumps in my eyes, because when I watch her work, it gives me that.”Beholder Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeBH443oY0sWith trainer Bob Baffert away in Kentucky, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah took the track at 6:30 a.m. under exercise rider Manny Avila and backtracked to the half mile pole. As is his wont, “Pharoah” took a moment to take in his surrounds and on Avila’s cue, turned and galloped a strong 1 ½ miles.Owned and bred by Ahmad Zayat, American Pharoah, who followed up his Triple Crown run with an authoritative 2 ¼ length win in the Grade I Haskell Invitational Aug. 2, has not worked since running a close second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29.American Pharoah Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sCYrF23tcMlast_img read more


A Day In The Life Of A Tech Blogger, A Story Told In Vine

first_imgtaylor hatmaker Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Every wonder what a day in the life of a tech blogger looks like? Wonder no more. We usually keep the door shut tight, lest we need to put pants on. But the secrets of our glamorous, self-obsessed myopic kingdom can’t remain un-scooped forever.In honor of Monday, drip coffee and search-engine optimization, herein lies the inside story. We’ve told it via Vine, which the internet will probably love for the next twelve hours before forgetting its existence altogether.(We used Vimeo videos of our videos because things got a little whack with Vine’s sharing buttons.)Morning Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Blogging#twitter Post Coffee3pm-ish5pmImage of hamster via Shutterstock. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more


Nowitzki Announces Retirement After Final Home Game for Mavs (Vid)

first_imgDALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki notched season highs in points, shots and minutes before telling Dallas Mavericks fans that his record 21st season with the same franchise would be his last.Then the 40-year-old said he gave just about all he had in what he knew would be his final home game , which might make the last game of his career at San Antonio on Wednesday night little more than a curtain call. It’s a fitting finale in some regards because the Spurs were probably Nowitzki’s biggest rivals.“I’m going to try to play a little bit tomorrow and still enjoy and hoist a few jumpers,” said Nowitzki, who had 30 points on 31 shots in 33 minutes in a 120-109 win over Phoenix. “Tonight for me, of course, was the big night. One more time in front of these amazing fans that have supported me and pushed me over two decades.”The 14-time All-Star said the Mavericks bought more than 300 tickets in order for employees to attend what everyone now knows will be his final game. And the most accomplished European player in NBA history is merely playing out the string again in a third straight season without the playoffs, the longest drought of Nowitzki’s career.But on Nowitzki’s special night, nobody was thinking about the Mavericks never winning another playoff series with the best player in franchise history after he led them to their only championship in 2011.Not any of the former NBA stars who made the trip. Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Shawn Kemp and countryman Detlef Schrempf took the court Tuesday night and gave brief speeches in honor of the player who was shown in an old video listing each of them as among those he idolized growing up in Germany.And certainly not coach Rick Carlisle or owner Mark Cuban, who promised Nowitzki a job for life, a jersey retirement and a statue. Plus, the win over the Suns did allow the Mavericks to avoid a second straight 50-loss season.“I was so happy for Dirk,” Carlisle said. “The only thing he’s ever cared about is bringing this fan base success, and helping these fans experience success, and ultimate success. This wasn’t a winning season, but it was triumphant in many ways because of the respect and all of attention Dirk got for 21 years being with the same franchise.”Nowitzki said he had broken down emotionally a few times in private since deciding in recent days that it was time to retire, including on the day of his final home game with his wife, Jessica Nowitzki, after putting on the suit he wore to the arena.But the league’s 2007 MVP and 2011 NBA Finals MVP also knew how difficult the past two seasons had been physically, including missing the first 26 games of his final campaign after a longer-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery last April. Nowitzki was experiencing flare-ups in his feet and ankles late this season.“It takes a lot at 40 to get ready every night and then with the foot pain,” Nowitzki said. “It just took a little bit of the fun away from the sport I love. I think that actually made the decision easier for me.”The highest-scoring foreign-born player in NBA history has 31,540 points with a game left. Nowitzki eclipsed 10,000 defensive rebounds late this season — and fans who went wild nearly every time he hit a shot even cheered those moments.The only 7-footer to win the All-Star 3-point shooting contest was the first player of his size to be a legitimate threat behind the arc. All of the game’s biggest stars say that dimension changed the game, and many of them emulated his signature one-legged fadeaway jumper — the shot he used on his final bucket at home late in the fourth quarter.“You want to leave the game in a better place than you got it, and you’ve done that,” Kemp said during the postgame ceremony. “Not only did you bring a championship to Dallas, you are a champion.”With one more game before his final goodbye.”This was my last home game.”Dirk Nowitzki teared up officially announcing his retirement ? pic.twitter.com/olv6dhjqiR— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 10, 2019TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


10 months agoDONE DEAL: Leganes goalkeeper Jon Ander Serantes confirms Avispa Fukuoka move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Leganes goalkeeper Jon Ander Serantes confirms Avispa Fukuoka moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeganes goalkeeper Jon Ander Serantes is leaving for Japan.Serantes has announced his move to Avispa Fukuoka on social media.He will sign for the J-League club tomorrow.pic.twitter.com/714QxafVi9— Jon Ander Serantes (@JASerantes) December 30, 2018 last_img