Australian utility AGL identifies second big battery site amid rapid energy storage scale-up

first_imgAustralian utility AGL identifies second big battery site amid rapid energy storage scale-up FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:Australian utility AGL has furthered its plans to develop 850MW of large-scale battery storage across a number of sites in the country, announcing a new project in Victoria.Last week AGL said that it intends to build a project in South Australia of up to 250MW/1,000MWh, which would be one of the largest battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the world. The utility said today that it has begun development activities for a 200MW battery system in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.AGL did not say in a press release what the likely capacity in megawatt-hour terms will be for the Victoria battery system, but did reveal that the system is planned for siting at the Loy Yang power station, which currently has 2,225MW of coal generation based there, as well as a coal mine that fuels it.The utility’s 850MW of targeted energy storage deployments will be located within Australia’s National Electricity Market wholesale market structure and should be added to AGL’s network by the 2024 financial year.By that time, AGL is targeting sourcing 34% of its electrical capacity from renewables and energy storage. Eventually, as with a number of major utilities in the US and several major countries, AGL wants to be responsible for net zero emissions by 2050.AGL CEO Brett Redman said the company is proud to be taking battery storage technology into the Latrobe Valley, which [he] described as a community that plays “such a pivotal role in Australia’s energy generation. The limiting factor for renewable technology has always been storage and we are taking control of these limitations by turning our attention to batteries. We are investing in our people, our communities and the technology and in doing so driving Australia’s energy transition responsibly,” Redman said.[Andy Colthorpe]More: Australian utility AGL reveals latest big step towards 850MW of battery storagelast_img read more

Presentation of the results of the creation of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) next week

first_imgSide dish: UNWTO / Tourism Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF TOURISM / TSA 2011SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF TOURISM / TSA 2011SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF TOURISM / TSA 2011 For more details on the TSA survey (Tourism Satellite Account), see HERE The implementation is carried out by the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, the Croatian National Bank and the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Croatia, while the study of direct and indirect effects of tourism is conducted by the Institute of Tourism.  The last Tourist Satellite Account -TSA was created in 2014, for 2011. Prior to that, in 2008 an Experimental TSA for 2005, 2007 and 2010 was made, and in 2007 a Feasibility Study was made. All previous Satellite accounts of tourism were prepared by the Institute of Tourism, to which the Central Bureau of Statistics is joining for the first time in this project. And if we know that tourism is 19,6% of our GDP (for 2018, a daily growth of up to 20% of GDP is expected) then TSA research should certainly be done every year, as a tourist country, the importance of tourism for our economy and as a strategic branch of development. I sincerely hope this won’t be the exception, but the rule, and if we can’t already do TSA research every year, then we should do it at least every two years, everything else would be frivolous. Otherwise, the TSA provides a more detailed view of important areas that are hidden in the accounts of the central framework, ie to see all the effects and impacts on tourism and tourism on the national economy.center_img While in developed EU member states, such as Spain, Austria, Germany and France, the TSA has long been the main statistical indicator for tourism, in Croatia we are only now catching up. Certainly a compliment to the Ministry of Tourism for implementing this important document, but also a remark on how much we are late and how the TSA survey should be every year. Of course, if we talk about the strategic development of tourism. SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF TOURISM / TSA 2011 The tourism satellite account is one of the key analytical tools and an internationally accepted framework that enables the analysis of tourist supply and demand based on financial data that can be compared over time and with other activities at national and international level. thereby ensuring the improvement and enhancement of efficiency at all levels.  Tourism is not one industry, but connects various other industries horizontally and vertically. That is why tourism is so complex and has such an impact on the local economy, and we certainly have to deal with tourism strategically and in the long run, and not by inertia and accident. Next week (Tuesday, January 15), the results of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and the calculation of indirect and direct effects of tourism on the economy of the Republic of Croatia for 2016 will be presented at the Ministry of Tourism.last_img read more

Vandy seeks revenge on Florida

first_img February 14, 2020 Associated Press Vandy seeks revenge on Florida TEAM LEADERS: Saben Lee is averaging 17 points and 4.5 assists to lead the way for the Commodores. Aaron Nesmith is also a primary contributor, maintaining an average of 13.4 points per game. The Gators have been led by Kerry Blackshear Jr., who is averaging 13.5 points and 7.9 rebounds.STEPPING IT UP: The Gators have scored 74.9 points per game across 11 conference games. That’s an improvement from the 70.1 per game they managed against non-conference competition.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Lee has made or assisted on 47 percent of all Vanderbilt field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 36 field goals and 20 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Vanderbilt is 0-12 when scoring fewer than 70 points and 9-3 when scoring at least 70.STREAK STATS: Vanderbilt has lost its last six road games, scoring 70.3 points, while allowing 82 per game.center_img DID YOU KNOW: Florida has committed a turnover on just 17.8 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all SEC teams. The Gators have turned the ball over only 11.9 times per game this season.___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVanderbilt (9-15, 1-10) vs. Florida (15-9, 7-4)Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Vanderbilt seeks revenge on Florida after dropping the first matchup in Nashville. The teams last went at it on Feb. 1, when the Gators outshot Vanderbilt 40.7 percent to 37.8 percent and had 10 fewer turnovers on the way to a 61-55 victory.last_img read more

Denmark v Australia: Preview, line-ups and radio commentary

first_img UNITED 3 When is Denmark vs Australia?The match will take place on Thursday, June 21 and will kick off at 1pm UK time.The match will be at the Samara Arena in Samara, which has a capacity of around 45,000. German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit 3 Denmark limber up ahead of the Group C showdown Latest World Cup News 3 The Samara Arena will play host to Denmark v Australia 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?Christian Eriksen was key to Denmark qualifying for the World Cup and has been in outstanding form for Tottenham in recent seasons, reportedly sparking interest from Barcelona. All of Denmark’s attacking play is likely to come through the 26-year-old.For Australia, Josh Risdon’s bursts down the right flank caught the attention late on against France and he could be vital if the Socceroos are to get a positive result.Confirmed line-upsDENMARK XI: Schmeichel, Kjaer, Christensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger, Delaney, Eriksen, Schone, Jorgensen, Yurary, SistoAUSTRALIA XI: Ryan , Milligan, Behich, Risdon, Sainsbury, Mooy, Jedinak, Rogic, Leckie, Kruse, NabboutWhat does Group C look like ahead of the match? Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada ‘THEY FAILED’ It’s do-or-die for Australia as they come up against Denmark at the 2018 World Cup.Having been beaten by France in their opening game, the Aussies must produce a positive result to keep their last 16 hopes alive.For Denmark, a victory will be enough to book their place in the knockout stages, after they saw off Peru in their opening game.last_img read more