Companies increasingly looking to add storage to wind projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The scope for adding batteries to wind projects is expanding around the world, building on the considerable momentum that already exists for hybrid solar-plus-storage plants.In the U.S., solar-plus-storage is an increasingly mainstream proposition for large-scale renewables developers. In Europe, the pairing of batteries with utility-scale solar is still less common, though a peek at the mid-term development pipeline suggests that’s about to change.Wind-plus-storage has been a rarer beast in global markets, but projects in Italy, Japan, the U.S and elsewhere indicate a shift in the way developers are thinking.The U.S. has seen a flurry of wind farm repowerings over the past few years, and such project upgrades will be increasingly common in Europe as Germany’s first subsidized wind farms see their payments come to an end this year. As projects are re-engineered, the option of adding batteries will hold interest for many developers.“If you were to repower a wind project, you would have to look at the option of storage — you’d be foolish not to,” said Jake Dunn, commercial lead for Vattenfall’s innovation team on the sidelines of the recent Energy Storage Summit in London. Sweden’s Vattenfall has completed both wind-plus-solar and a wind-plus-storage projects in the U.K.One of the most obvious benefits of co-locating wind, solar and/or storage is the ability to take advantage of — and maximize — existing grid infrastructure. “You already have the land and you already have the grid connection, so planning is that much easier,” said Dunn.[John Parnell, Karl-Erik Stromsta]More: Storage hybrid plants getting more attractive for maturing wind and solar markets
Apart from personnel from the provincial agency, Jakarta Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) workers – commonly known as the “orange troops” who work under the district administration – assisted in the cleanup process.Read also: One journalist beaten, another missing after covering protestsKaret subdistrict head in Central Jakarta, Kiki Muhammad Akbar, said 40 public facility workers were deployed in the early hours of Friday to clean areas around Transjakarta’s Karet bus station and MRT’s Setiabudi Astra station, tempo.co reported.Kiki said glass at the Transjakarta bus station was shattered and a water tank was torched. Glass at the MRT entrance gate was also destroyed, in addition to two bicycles from a nearby bike-sharing facility.According to the authorities, Thursday’s protests in the capital resulted in damages to 25 Transjakarta bus stations. Several police posts, the Grand Theatre cinema in Senen, Central Jakarta, and four shops located behind it were also set on fire.Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said the administration suffered approximately Rp 65 billion (US$4.42 million) in losses from damaged public facilities.“[The city administration] immediately cleaned up the location. We have also started repairs. But overall, the public still has access to public transportation,” he said.Topics : The Jakarta Environment Agency has collected 398 tons of waste following rallies against the recently passed Job Creation Law in the capital on Thursday.The agency deployed 1,100 officers, 12 road-sweeping teams and 20 garbage trucks for inorganic waste, agency head Andono Warih said.”We have collected 398 tons of waste so far, including debris and broken glass,” Andono said in a written statement on Friday, adding that officers were still cleaning the areas of the protests.
A man who punched a taxi-driver after he was given a lift to Letterkenny has been ordered to pay the driver a week’s wages.Gavin Gallagher, from Dunfanagahy, assaulted the driver while he was on a night-out with his girlfriend on September 25th last. Letterkenny District Court was told that Gallagher, of Greenhills, was very drunk and was initially refused as a passenger by the driver.However, when he got into the vehicle he began messing and it was claimed that he struck the driver as he was driving down the road.He was not injured and the car was not involved in any kind of collision.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said he had spoken to the accused, aged 23, who said he remembered nothing about the night.However, his girlfriend denied that there had been an assault.Mr Dorrian said his client would like to apologise to the driver and that no harm was ever intended.Judge Paul Kelly asked if Gallagher was employed and he was told he earned approximately €600 per week in construction in Dublin.He ordered Gallagher to sacrifice one week’s wages as compensation to the taxi-driver and adjourned the case until February 26th.Man who punched taxi-driver ordered to pay him a week’s wages was last modified: February 4th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
It was another superb night’s entertainment at Donegal’s No.1 nightspot Voodoo Venue. HIJACKED TUESDAY’S at Voodoo Venue has attracted revellers all summer and last night was no different.People are still in a partying mood after Donegal’s sensational All-Ireland semi-final victory over Dublin.Every week Voodoo Venue and Donegal Daily run a picture special competition on the site. If your face is circled above, then you’ve just won FREE ENTRY FOR FOUR AND A FREE BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE. Claim your prize by contacting Voodoo Venue on Facebook.VOODOO VENUE HIJACKED TUESDAY – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitionEntertainmentFeaturesnewspicture specialVoodoo Venue