SRP to build massive 250MW/1,000MWh battery storage project in Arizona

first_imgSRP to build massive 250MW/1,000MWh battery storage project in Arizona FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Arizona Republic:Salt River Project will build the biggest battery on the power grid in Arizona as part of its pledge last year to add 1,000 megawatts of solar to its supply by 2025. The big battery project is planned for the Little Rainbow Valley, south of Buckeye, and the battery system there will be many times larger than anything in Arizona today.Utilities are adding batteries to the power grid so that they can charge with abundant solar energy in the day, and discharge that power at night, when customers use a lot of electricity but solar plants don’t create any. SRP said last year it would reduce its reliance on natural-gas-burning power plants and save money by adding solar and batteries to its system.At the time, SRP only had about 200 megawatts of solar, but now the electric utility has lined up projects that get it about 60% of the way toward that 1,000-megawatt goal.The 250-megawatt project will be called Sonoran Energy Center. It will include batteries capable of storing 250 megawatts of energy for four hours, or 1,000 megawatt-hours of electricity storage.The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that as of March 2019, the two biggest operating battery projects in the country are the 40-megawatt Golden Valley Electric Association’s system in Alaska and the Vista Energy system in California.Batteries give electric companies flexibility in how they deliver the power. For example, the Sonoran Energy Center also could provide 125 megawatts of power for eight hours.More: SRP plans to install Arizona’s biggest battery for massive solar plantlast_img read more

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Drag Me to Brunch helps JCC raise money for LGBTQ youth

first_imgPeaches tells 12 News that with the event getting bigger each year, they are hoping next year will be the biggest yet. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Jewish Community Center of Binghamton held their third annual Drag Me To Brunch event Sunday with 150 people in attendance. “We want to advocate what we stand for, we want to show off our facility and also we give ten percent of our profits to Identity which is the local LGBT youth center downtown” said Peaches, JCC Adult and Youth Coordinator.center_img The event is an opportunity for the JCC to welcome the community and to raise money for LGBTQ youth in the Southern Tier. One organizer telling 12 News that 10 percent of all profits will go to Identity, a local LGBTQ Youth advocacy center. last_img read more

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Impossible to delay Olympics again, says Tokyo chief

first_img He said holding the Games would require not only Japan but also the rest of the world to have the virus under control. Impossible to delay Olympics again, says Tokyo chief Read Also: UEFA endorse Spanish FA proposal for European spots The organising committee itself has been hit the virus, saying Wednesday that a staff member in his 30s working at its Tokyo headquarters had tested positive for the disease. Postponing the Games is a massive logistical undertaking, and expected to incur significant additional costs. Kyodo News quoted Mori as saying the opening and closing ceremonies would need to undergo “drastic reviews” in order to cut costs, adding that organisers would ask the ceremonies’ directors to consider including a message about the coronavirus crisis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Best Cars Of All Time The Tokyo 2020 Olympics cannot be delayed beyond the year-long postponement already forced by the coronavirus outbreak, the organising committee’s president has warned in comments published Thursday.Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said there is “absolutely no” chance of postponing the Games beyond their rescheduled July 23, 2021 opening, according to Kyodo News agency.The 2020 Olympics will be delayed for a year “Also thinking about athletes and issues over Games management, it is technically difficult to delay it by two years,” Mori was quoted as saying. Mori said he had earlier asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whether Japan should consider a two-year postponement but “the prime minister decided that one year is the way to go”. Under heavy pressure from athletes and sports associations, Japanese organisers and the International Olympic Committee in March agreed to a year-long postponement of the Games. Organisers and Japanese officials have said the delayed Olympics will be a chance to showcase the world’s triumph over the coronavirus, but questions have arisen about whether even a year’s postponement is sufficient. Earlier this week, a Japanese expert who has criticised the country’s response to the coronavirus warned he is “very pessimistic” that the postponed Olympics can be held in 2021. “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year,” said Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious diseases at Kobe University.center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Clippers have questions, no answers for defensive woes

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> J.J. Redick kept repeating the phrase “I don’t know.”The Clippers had just played their best defensive game in months, and asked why it took so long for the Clippers’ defense to get back on track, the shooting guard could issue only a non-answer.“I don’t know. I don’t know. There’s just … you try to figure these things out,” he said Monday. “You talk with each guy. You have group discussions, team meetings. I don’t know. I don’t know what’s been wrong.“I think the frustrating part, to me, is that we were a top five defense last year, had proven this year that we can be a top defense, and we’ve just been awful. We’ve just been awful on that side of the basketball.” • First 16 games: 42.5 percent opponent field goal percentage• Next 20: 46.4 percent opponent field goal percentage• First 16 games: 23.3 free-throw attempts, 9.9 offensive rebounds, 19.6 assists, 97.1 points allowed per game.• Next 20: 25.9 free-throw attempts, 10.5 offensive rebounds, 23.1 assists, 107.8 points allowed per game.• First 16 games: Seven teams scored 100 points or more against the Clippers• Next 20 games: Fifteen teams scored 100 points or more against the Clippers.• First 16 games: 16.2 turnovers forced• Next 20: 12.4 turnovers forcedAs the numbers show, it’s not just one area where the Clippers are worse — it’s virtually everywhere. And, it’s not just one problem that’s developed — the Clippers are doing a lot of things not as well.They’re not preventing ball movement, they’re giving up too many easy baskets, they’re fouling too much, not paying attention as much to things like rebounding.“You just have stretches where you’re stuck in a rut and it feels like nothing is going right,” Redick said.But Monday against the Suns, the Clippers got back on track — albeit against the NBA’s 25th-ranked offense.The Suns shot 38.2 percent from the field, the lowest of any Clipper opponent since Nov. 9. The 2-of-15 3-point shooting was the worst any team has done from distance against them this season.“Our half-court defense reminded me of earlier in the season when we were just flying around, covering for each other. Our rotations were phenomenal tonight — as good as they’ve been in a couple weeks,” Redick said. “That, to me, was why we won.”This, maybe more than any other stretch this season, is the perfect time to build off Monday’s performance. The Clippers play only two teams with top 15 offenses in the next 10 games, a prime opportunity to recapture what they were doing so well early this season.If they can’t do it, if they continue to struggle, it’ll only lead to more questions. And, no one, Redick included, will know how to answer them. Redick’s not wrong. The Clippers were a top defense this season. And since then, they’ve been, in his words, “awful on that side of the basketball.”During their 14-2 start, the Clippers dominated the NBA mostly because of their effort on the defensive end. In the 20 games that followed, the Clippers won only eight times. Again, it was mostly because of their defense.Here are the befores and afters:• First 16 games: 98.2 points allowed per 100 possessions (2nd in the NBA)• Next 20: 108.5 points allowed per 100 possessions (23rd overall)center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Athletes of Special Olympics BiH won 14 Medals in Austria

first_imgAthletes of Special Olympics of BiH, arrived in Sarajevo after participation in the Winter Olympics in Austria where they won a total of 14 medals.Director Executive of Special Olympics of BiH Kada Delic-Selimovic said that among those 14 medals five are gold, three silver, and six bronze.“When we departed, we said that we are going modestly and now we are proudly back with 14 medals,” said Delic-Selimovic.She especially noted two gold medals of Edna Sunjic in slalom and giant slalom, gold medals of Edita Dikonja and Kristina Klacar in Nordic walking, as well as the gold medal of Andrija Rados in the discipline Super G.Sanela Corovic, Hiba Sultanovic, Radenko Savanovic and Sanela Corovic won silver medals – all in Nordic walking.Winners of bronze medals are Merima Osmanovic – 2 bronze medals in slalom and giant slalom, Spomenko Martinovic in slalom and Radenko Savanovic, Selmedina Berisaj and Hiba Sultanovic in Nordic walking.Delic-Selimovic praised the good organization of the event and expressed the hope that some of the next ones will be held in Sarajevo.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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