New transmission line could boost solar in Florida

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):A $400 million, 176-mile transmission line that will connect Gulf Power Co.’s service territory in the Florida panhandle to Florida Power & Light Co. customers in the state’s northeast could boost the value of solar generation for both utilities thanks to their time zone difference.Optimizing solar is one of several potential benefits likely to factor into any decision by NextEra Energy Inc. to merge its two regulated subsidiaries into one utility, along with other corporate and regulatory obligations it could streamline through a merger.During NextEra Energy’s investor conference June 20, Gulf Power President Marlene Santos said management is assessing the impacts of merging flagship utility FPL and Gulf Power, which NextEra purchased from Southern Co. in 2018. As of June 26, NextEra Energy said it is still reviewing all options on what combining the two companies would mean for customers currently served by FPL and Gulf Power.FPL serves nearly 5 million customers in southern Florida as well as the state’s northeast, while Gulf Power has about 460,000 customers in the Florida panhandle. Since the panhandle is in the Central Time Zone, while the rest of Florida is in Eastern Time Zone, Gulf Power’s North Florida Resiliency Connection transmission project could help with electricity demand and solar generation.“Once the line is built, it’s very possible that solar in Gulf’s territory monitors very valuable because it is time shifted from where most of the load is,” NextEra Chairman, President and CEO Jim Robo said during the investor presentation. “You will be able to deliver solar at that last hour when the sun is setting, but it hasn’t set yet where Gulf is.”Michael Goggin, vice president of consulting firm Grid Strategies LLC, said having larger grid operating areas connected by transmission allows utilities to better adjust to variance in weather and climate across different regions. In the case of FPL and Gulf Power, their time zone difference shifts supply and demand peaks for electricity and could help mitigate sudden demand surges, such as when people come home in the evenings or ramp up air conditioning during hot summer days.More ($): Solar could serve both utilities if NextEra combines FPL, Gulf Power New transmission line could boost solar in Floridalast_img read more

New England Patriots snap losing streak after easy 34-13 win over Cincinnati Bengals

first_img The New England Patriots finally showed up in the NFL after two weeks of disappointing results. At the Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday night, the New England Patriots got back to winning ways with a 34-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Tom Brady was the star of the show as the Patriots veteran led from the front and threw for two touchdowns on the night. The win against the Cincinnati Bengals secures an NFL playoffs berth for the reigning Super Bowl champions. Also Read | Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential NFL Teams For Patriots QBPatriots vs Bengals highlights LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th December, 2019 12:28 IST Colin DCunha Patriots struggle in offence, but Bill Belichick makes historyPatriots receiver N’Keal Harry provided some much-needed respite for the Patriots on Sunday night. Tom Brady was visibly frustrated with his receivers during the earlier defeats against the Texans and the Chiefs, but N’Keal Harry showed that the New England Patriots’ offence still has some potential as he made an impressive diving touchdown catch in the third quarter. Tom Brady, meanwhile, finished with a season-low 128 passing yards against the Cincinnati Bengals and completed 15 of 29 passes on the night. Interestingly, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick set an NFL record on the night, becoming the first coach in the league’s history to lead a team to 11 consecutive playoffs berths. Also Read | Tom Brady Issues Challenge To Ravens QB Lamar Jackson With One Condition center_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 12:28 IST New England Patriots Snap Losing Streak After Easy 34-13 Win Over Cincinnati Bengals The New England Patriots finally got back to winning ways in the NFL after successive disappointing defeats to the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs A “Spygate 2.0” controversy overshadowed the Patriots vs Bengals game. The New England Patriots, however, showed no signs of being bothered by the incident as they secured a playoffs spot for the 11th consecutive season. After back-to-back losses against the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots were always likely to emerge winners against a Cincinnati Bengals side with the worst record in the NFL (1-13). The Patriots raced to a 7-0 lead in the opening minutes. Like the game against the Chiefs, however, the Patriots couldn’t hold on to that lead for too long as the Bengals restored parity. The Patriots did, however, restore their lead and held on to it. All of this, despite an offence still not in the best of rhythm. Considering the fact that they face much stronger opposition in the form of the Buffalo Bills in Week 16, the New England Patriots will have to sort out their offensive struggles if they are to mount a serious challenge to retain the Super Bowl. Also Read | Bill Belichick Reveals An Interesting Anecdote About Rob Gronkowski’s Pre-draft Visit WATCH US LIVE COMMENTlast_img read more

SBC continues to grow media operation with SlotBeats addition

first_img StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 SBC has continued to grow to its news network with the launch of SlotBeats, sister site to leading online and land-based casino news portal CasinoBeats. SlotBeats is the latest addition to SBC’s expanding media operation, which includes websites that attract a monthly audience of more than 170,000 unique visitors from the gambling and sports industries, as well as the SBC Magazine.Covering game releases, industry developments and offering expert insight, SlotBeats is home to the casino sector’s latest slots news and features. The site will also highlight a Slot of the Week, giving added recognition to a high-profile title – perhaps a notable recent launch, sequel to a hit slot or a game that has broken new ground with a stellar performance.Stewart Darkin, managing director of CasinoBeats, said: “In the last two years, since CasinoBeats was launched, slots have been a huge part of our story. Through our events, we have learned that the sector remains keenly focused on product news and development. Indeed, at our Malta event in March, we have dedicated a full track of content to slots.“We are now seeing a number of developers producing more games than ever and, given the enduring appetite for slots-related content, it is only fitting that we launch SlotBeats. “A companion site to CasinoBeats, SlotBeats is an exciting space within which to showcase the best of this fast-moving and critical part of the gaming industry.”CasinoBeats Malta, at the InterContinental Malta on March 24-26, will provide 1,500 industry delegates with unparalleled networking opportunities and six tracks of in-depth conference content including Slots 2020.Featured alongside Regulation and Compliance, the KPMG Investor Forum, Gaming 2020, PaymentExpert Forum and Working In Malta, the track will delve into a range of key issues from the sector. Slots 2020 will open with the ‘Operators and Innovation’ session, followed by ‘Platforms for Success’, ‘Gamification, ‘Inside Slots: RTP’ and ‘Expert Insight: Acquisition and Personalisation’, before the eagerly-awaited ‘Leaders Panel’ rounds off the day.Confirmed speakers for CasinoBeats Malta include James Ford, head of casino at LeoVegas, Alexander Stevendahl, CEO of Videoslots, Jan Jones Blackhurst, board director at Caesars Entertainment, Cristiano Blanco, head of gaming at Kindred, Jacqui Gatt, head of casino at Mr Green, Alexander Martin, CEO of SKS365, and Petra Zackrisson, CCDO of Stoiximan/Betano. Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more