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

Pablo Mari wants to stay at Arsenal for ‘many more years’ and hails ‘role model’ David Luiz

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Apr 2020 12:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link169Shares Pablo Mari insists he wants to stay at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pablo Mari insists he wants to stay at Arsenal for ‘many more years’ and has hailed defensive partner David Luiz as an excellent ‘role model’.Arsenal secured a loan deal for Mari during the January transfer window and can sign the Flamengo defender on a permanent transfer in the summer.The Spaniard only made two appearances for Arsenal before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic but had impressed Gunners fans and manager Mikel Arteta.Discussing his future on talkSPORT, Mari said: ‘I’ve been at five clubs over the last four years. This is a footballer’s life.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If you want to play football and you want to improve [to get to a big club] then every year you need to move.‘Maybe when you find a club that is good for you, then you can stay and improve with that club.‘I have found myself here at Arsenal. It is a really good option for me.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I want to stay here and improve as a player and a person. I want to be here for many more years.’Mari also said he views Brazilian defender Luiz as an ideal role model. Luiz has won domestic titles in England, Portugal and France over the past decade.On his relationship with Luiz, Mari added: ‘It’s going really well. My feeling with David is nice. Pablo Mari wants to stay at Arsenal for ‘many more years’ and hails ‘role model’ David Luiz Mari is enjoying playing alongside David Luiz (Picture: Getty)‘We talk a lot, we speak on the pitch. He’s a role model to me, he’s a hero in Brazil.‘David is a really good person and helps me with everything. We want to win everything, so we’re going to try.‘We have a lot of ambition, so I look forward to seeing what the future holds [at Arsenal].’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal hero sends Alexis Sanchez warning to Aubameyang amid Man Utd linksMORE: Former Arsenal star Samir Nasri facing sack from Anderlecht after going AWOL Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

After successful ABL stint, Brownlee ready to return to Ginebra

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Ian Clariño sets aside emotions to score one over brother in UAAP Final MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Justin Brownlee. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League FacebookSTA. ROSA — On to the next one for Justin Brownlee.After heping San Miguel Alab Pilipinas snare the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League championship, the tireless forward is ready to go back to his original home in the Philippines — with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT “Definitely, I wanna be back in Ginebra. We’ll see how it goes,” he said just moments after the Filipino team ruled the regional league on Wednesday with a 102-92 Game 5 victory over Mono Vampire.Like he has done all season long, the 30-year-old was stupendous in the title clincher, flirting with a triple-double of 24 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists, including a tomahawk slam over the 7’5″ Sam Deguara in the fourth quarter to seal off the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It feels great,” he said, reflecting on his third championship in the country. “This feeling never gets old. I’m happy for the fans, my teammates, my coaches, the staff, the bosses. I just wanna win as much as I can. Every time I step on the court, I just try to win. And I’m still not satisfied.”Brownlee, though, has yet to receive a go signal for the Gin Kings to return this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but has kept in touch with coach Tim Cone. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The crowd favorites lost to Rain or Shine, 108-89 last Sunday, with import Charles Garcia logging an unimpressive showing in the conference opener.“Well, they got the season going,” he said. “He [coach Tim] actually texted me and just wished me good luck,” he said.If Brownlee does return soon, that gives him a chance to redeem himself in the second conference after the Gin Kings fell to the semifinals last season.Though he has yet to hear from Ginebra management as of the moment, Brownlee assured every one of his ka-barangays that he’ll be ready once he gets the call.“I’m getting older but I think I can keep going. I feel great and I hope I continue to feel great,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more