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first_imgNew England municipal utilities see big benefits from battery storage projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:NEC Energy Solutions is building momentum with its grid battery offerings for municipal utilities in New England.Two years after a pathbreaking storage project with the Sterling Municipal Light Department in Massachusetts, NEC has added five more contracts in that state and one in Maine. The projects will add up to 20 megawatts of power capacity and more than 40 megawatt-hours of energy storage.The battery systems will help the municipal utilities reduce the consumption peaks that drive monthly transmission costs and an annual capacity charge. By predicting peaks and discharging at the right time, the storage plants save money for utility customers.The 2 megawatt/4 megawatt-hour system built in Sterling, Massachusetts, for a municipal utility with less than 4,000 customers, has already saved local ratepayers more than $1 million since December 2016, NEC said.With that project as a model, the storage manufacturer and integrator has succeeded in expanding its footprint in the growing New England storage market, where supportive state policies combine with access to wholesale market revenue to make project economics viable. “This activity is added proof of an inflection point in the adoption of energy storage in the market as municipal entities are now moving forward with projects without subsidies,” sales director Doug Alderton said via email Monday.NEC Energy Solutions, the storage unit of Japan’s NEC Corp., claims to have more than 750 megawatts of storage in place around the world.More: New England’s municipal utilities get a taste for battery storagelast_img read more

first_img6-8 Rainforest Road, EdmontonWith four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the property would be perfect for a big family or a couple who like their space, according to Mr Stewart, who raised his children in the home.“We just enjoy the privacy and general ambience – it is on a rainforest block, we get the breeze, it is just a lovely position,” he said.“A lot of birds of paradise come through, there are lots of migratory birds and we get bandicoots, echidnas, wallabies and big goannas. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat does property demand mean?01:38PRIVACY, proximity and unique design are the hallmarks of this stunning home south of Cairns.Ian and Lesley Stewart are selling 6-8 Rainforest Rd, where they have lived for the past 24 years. Relax in a tropical swimming pool.“We had our kids here and there is a separate area downstairs with two bedrooms and a living area and that’s where we set our kids up.“The space could be a granny flat, Airbnb room. We’ve had a few people look at the property who have got grandparents who want to come live with them and that space would be perfect to give them their own privacy.“It’s a family home or home for a couple who’d like a lot of space. There are no hills to navigate, a garage and a workshop plus plenty of entertaining decks.” The Stewarts also landscaped the gardens, filling them with tropical foliage, and installed a pool.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago Let the outdoors in.“Incorporating natural elements and the renowned design of Chris Van Dyke to create a distinctive, surprising and inspiring residence, the home has an expansive layout with high ceilings and an open-plan design as well as two decks.“Much loved, the property has been beautifully cared for and presents immaculately.”There is a dual access driveway, a double carport and an inground rock pool set within private rainforest surrounds.center_img Stunning views.“Maintenance is not such a big deal on a house like this. One of the other attributes is Isabella Falls is a couple of hundred metres away, there are supermarkets nearby and the modification and upgrades to the Bruce Highway have made a big difference to the commute into Cairns,” Mr Stewart said.Belle Property Cairns agent Vanessa Robinson said the home was “immaculate” and likened it to the famous Daintree Eco Lodge near Mossman. “It is so private, so quiet and so rare to find such a well-cared for timber home,” she said.“The cul-de-sac is home to a select few, tightly-held properties and is positioned on the foothills of the glorious coastal ranges … yet all the convenience of large shopping centres, excellent schools, sporting facilities and other amenities are just a few minutes away. Cosy and cool.Builder Jon Nott constructed the home which represents a rare find in the Far North. Popular 30 years ago, pole homes are no longer built due to the expense and lack of elevated land left in the city.Inspections of the property are welcome by appointment.last_img read more

first_imgBrian O’Driscoll believes Australia captain James Horwill is “a lucky boy” after he was cleared to play the second Test against the British and Irish Lions as his citing for stamping was dismissed. “Whether it was intentional or not there’s only one person who knows that.” The Lions play Melbourne Rebels on Tuesday in their final tour game before the second and third Tests against the Wallabies. Centre O’Driscoll, who is playing on his fourth Lions tour, insists the decision to clear Horwill has not changed the way Warren Gatland’s side will prepare for the all-important second Test, where a win would clinch their first series win since 1997. “You get these rulings on occasion and you get the rub of the green but it doesn’t change our attitude,” he told HSBC’s Lions Weekly. “We want to go out and play the best Aussie team that we can do and he’s definitely part of that.” Press Associationcenter_img Lock Horwill faced a disciplinary hearing for an incident involving Alun-Wyn Jones in the third minute of the Lions’ 23-21 victory at Suncorp Stadium last Saturday. The 28-year-old combative second row was cleared by the panel following a hearing which lasted almost four hours over the incident which left Jones needing stitches. “He’s a lucky boy. He knows it himself,” O’Driscoll said of Horwill. last_img read more

first_imgWith gas prices now more than $4 a gallon and increased concern about household budgets, climate change, energy conservation, and health, Intercity Transit, the event’s organizer, expects a good turnout this year.  “Owning and operating a car is expensive; traveling by bike is virtually free,” says Intercity Transit Authority Chair, Martin Thies.  “In a single act, you can reduce the energy you use, the money you spend, and your impact on the planet.”Participants simply register in April, ride their bicycles in May, and record their miles traveled. “Commute trips,” defined as trips to work, to school, and on errands by bicycle, count toward contest prizes.  Rides taken for recreation do not count, as the program rewards only trips that might otherwise be made by car.  To receive prizes, riders must return their completed mileage logs to Intercity Transit in early June.  Every participant receives a packet of valuable coupons from area retailers.  And many other prizes will be awarded in a number of categories based on individual and team participation. Earth Day Market Ride, Saturday, April 21, 9 – 11 am.  A neighborhood bicycle ride to the Olympia Farmers Market in downtown Olympia where Intercity Transit will host a table.  Visit bccblog.com, call 360-705-5874, or e-mail [email protected] Facebook4Tweet0Pin0BICYCLE COMMUTING GETS ROLLINGCommunity Event Provides Option to High Gas Prices “Bicycle commuting provides a built-in workout, saves on gas costs and automobile wear and tear, contributes to reducing air pollution, and supports individual and community health,” says the event’s coordinator, Duncan Green.  “It’s a win-win-win for the individual, the community and the planet.” Wrenchers Ball, Friday, April 27, bring your bike to the Olympia Transit Center, downtown Olympia between 7 am – 3 pm; pick it up by 5 pm.  This popular annual bicycle safety-check event returns with bicycle mechanic volunteers providing minor repairs and safety checks to anyone registered for the community’s Bicycle Commuter Contest.  Registration is available at the event.  Visit bccblog.com, call 360-705-5874, or e-mail [email protected] The contest provides cycling tips and educational opportunities, a free bicycle safety check, and awards prizes and gifts to riders of all abilities and ages, thanks to generous donations from more than 50 sponsors and supporters.  Cyclists also submit feedback on cycling conditions of roads, bike lanes and bike paths throughout Thurston County.  Intercity Transit compiles this data and reports it to area jurisdictions, which consider the information when they make decisions about future bicycling infrastructure development.center_img For information about the Bicycle Commuter Contest and its related events, visit bccblog.com or contact Duncan Green, 360-705-5874, or Customer Service, 360-786-1881.  You can also get contest information materials at local bicycle shops.  Bike and Ride information is available in the agency’s Transit Guide, at the Olympia Transit Center, area Timberland Libraries and Safeway stores, or by contacting 360-786-1881, or www.intercitytransit.com. Bicycle Commuter Contest Related Events Event registration begins April 1 and costs $5 for adults.  Ages 18 and under register free.  And, new this year, all students register free.  Also new this year is online registration and payment at www.intercitytransit.com or www.bccblog.com.  Registration forms are also available at area bike shops and the Olympia Transit Center.  Organizers encourage teams to form and compete against each other for team prizes.  Registration closes May 11. Olympia/Thurston County WA –This spring, Intercity Transit’s month-long, nationally recognized Bicycle Commuter Contest hits its 25th year.  The monthly-long Bicycle Commuter Contest encourages new and veteran cyclists to ride to work, school, and on errands during May and rewards them with prizes, camaraderie, cash savings, and physical fitness.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCL/TwitterAdvertisement xyfzdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9tjq95Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E45nbg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mvvWould you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚67pfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Its been more than a month since the death of George Floyd, and the Black Lives Matter movement has spread across many countries, as many sportspersons and celebrities have gone vocal on anti-racism and egalitarian sentiments. South African cricketer Lungi Ngidi is the latest name from the sports fraternity to voice his support for the BLM movement, but received criticism from none other than his compatriots, as many former Proteas players took a dig at the young pacer. However, Ngidi has found a support in his stance, as former West Indies star Darren Sammy expresses his solidarity.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCL/TwitterLast weekend, Lungi Ngidi spoke up about the history of racial discrimination in his country, and encouraged his teammates to take a stand.“We have spoken about it and everyone is well aware of what’s going on. It’s a difficult one because we are not together, so it’s hard to discuss. But once we get back to playing that is definitely something we have to address as a team,” Advertisement However, Ngidi’s comments were received with criticism from a number of retired SA cricketers, such as Pat Symcox and Boeta Dippenaar who slammed the 24 year old speedster for his support for BLM while not speaking up about the attacks on white farmers of the country.However, Darren Sammy has in turn reprimanded Symcox and Dippenaar back, emphasising on the necessity of the BLM movement. The 36 year old tweeted on Friday: “The fact that some past players have an issue with @NgidiLungi stance on #blacklivesmatter movement is actually the reason why we are still here today saying black lives matter. Smfh 😡😡😡#standupbrother we here with u ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿”Advertisement Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement gained pace in the USA and in other parts of the world, Sammy was one of the earliest sportspersons who spoke up about experiencing racism during their careers. The Saint Lucian had stated that he faced racial abuse during his stint with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, which although was later tagged as a ‘misleading’ accusation.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sourav Ganguly reveals the reason behind fiasco at KKRYoung at heart: Sunil Gavaskar to fund heart surgery for 35 kids on 71st birthday Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBy John BurtonSHREWSBURY — The protracted development application to construct a convenience store and gas station on Shrewsbury Avenue continues to be opposed by a business competitor and is scheduled to return to the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment on Nov. 30.The application, presented by Shore Investment Realty, is seeking the board’s approval to construct a 5,496 square-foot QuickChek retail convenience store that will have on-site food consumption and outdoor seating for customers. The project also calls for the installation of a gas station with a 10-vehicle canopied fueling station.The project is proposed for a 6.35-acre property at 575 Shrewsbury Ave., near Apple Street, the former location of a Verizon telecommunications facility. Should the application be eventually approved, a portion of the site would continue to serve as a Verizon location for warehousing of materials, garage, staging yard and offices, according to the application’s public notice.The project would require the zoning board to grant a use “D” variance for use not permitted in the zone, as well as a number of other variances and design waivers.This application was the subject of eight previous hearings before the zoning board, beginning on Jan. 6, with the most recent occurring on Aug. 29. During those hearings the attorney representing Shore Investment has faced off against the lawyer representing the application’s primary objector, Lukoil America, a competing gasoline and fuel distributor. Lukoil operates a gas station located almost directly across from the property on Shrewsbury Avenue.The board had scheduled a special meeting on Nov. 2 to review this application. The board’s public notice published in an area newspaper was suspected of being insufficient under the state Open Public Meetings Act, requiring the meeting’s date change.The zoning board meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the borough council/municipal court chambers, 419 Sycamore Ave.last_img read more

first_imgAfter winning the historic World Cup, the Men in Blue headed home. And it was a hero’s homecoming for each one of them.From showering rose petals to bursting crackers and dancing wildly on streets to welcome the Indian Team, there was no stopping the frenzied fans and elated families.As master blaster Sachin Tendulkar arrived at his Bandra home on Sunday evening, rose petals were showered on his car.With the house all decked up, wife Anjali was seen eagerly awaiting his return and a proud mother welcomed Sachin into the house with an aarti.Having achieved the greatest feat, Tendulkar sounded ecstatic. “I am very happy. It is the greatest day of my cricketing career,” he said.Chennai lad Ravindran Ashwin returned home to a roar from his fans. Crackers were burst in front of his car, he was lifted on shoulders, garlanded and ceremoniously welcomed into his home.”I’m very emotional and happy that my son was part of WC winning team that we have been longing for 28 years, a dream for the entire family,” his mother said.Delhi boys Piyush Chawla, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir also returned home on Monday morning. Fans surrounded Virat’s car as Team India’s youngest player reached home.Having tasted World Cup glory at the age of 22, all Virat now wants to do is spend time with his family. “I dedicate my award to Sachin and personally to my dad. It’s a big moment for all of us and I am just looking forward to spending time with my family now,” he said.advertisementVirat later came out to shake hands with his young fans and was seen relaxing and playing with his dog Puzo.Gambhir came out to the balcony of his West Delhi home to greet fans eagerly awaiting the return of the top scorer of the final match. “It’s been a privilege and a great feeling. It has still has not sunk in,” said Kohli.Some members chose to keep the word given to the Lord before heading home. Says Suresh Raina, “Before the World Cup, I had thought I’ll come and thank the Lord if we do well and I’ve kept my promise.”While en route to his Jalandhar home, Harbhajan Singh stopped over at Fatehgarh to thank and seek the blessings of his guru.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea striker Abraham breaks Hazard record with trebleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham broke a record held by Eden Hazard in victory at Wolves.He is now the youngest player to score a hat-trick at the club.The 21-year-old was on fire against Wolves, netting his first on the 34-minute mark before bagging two more either side of the half time break.Hazard previously held the record for being the youngest player at Chelsea to score a hat-trick in a professional game against Newcastle back in 2014.But Hazard was 23 at the time in the 3-0 win, meaning Abraham has beaten the record by a staggering two years.Abraham has also become the first English player to score a hat-trick for Chelsea since Frank Lampard all the way back in 2011. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgClemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates winning the national titleTAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) CFB PlayoffTwitter/PlayoffThis Monday, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers will meet in the College Football Playoff title game – capping off what’s been an incredible 2015 season. But we’re already looking ahead to 2016. We have a feeling that fans of every other team in the nation are too.Last year, we put together a list of the 13 teams that could eventually prevail and win the national championship. Three of those teams – Clemson, Alabama and Michigan State – reached the College Football Playoff. Of course, two of them are in the title game.This year, we’ve gone ahead and done the same. Unfortunately, given the tier-system in college football regarding talent, the field is never wide open. Year over year, the same programs, more or less, are capable of putting together title contenders. In some sense, college football is more predictable than many of the other popular sports in our country.Which 13 teams actually have a chance to play for it all next year? Let’s find out:The Only 13 Teams That Can Win >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14last_img read more

Rep Whiteford announces January office hours

first_img16Jan Rep. Whiteford announces January office hours Categories: News State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township will host local office hours on Monday, Jan. 22.“Hosting these local meetings helps me stay focused on the issues that matter most to people in our community,” Whiteford said. “Talking to my neighbors, listening to their concerns, and answering any questions they may have continues to be one of the most important aspects of my job.”Rep. Whiteford will be available at the following times and locations:Monday, Jan. 229:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Otsego City Hall, 117 E. Orleans St. in Otsego;11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fennville Library, 400 W. Main St. in Fennville; and1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road in Holland.No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend at the scheduled times, but would like an opportunity to speak with Rep. Whiteford may call her office at (517) 373-0836 or email [email protected]last_img read more