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

Visa Foundation donates $4.5 million to help fight homelessness and poverty

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Helping underserved communities around the globe has been the focus of the Visa Foundation since it launched two years ago. In North America, we are applying the principles of the Visa Foundation to our local communities, starting with the San Francisco Bay Area, which has been the home to Visa for more than 60 years.The Bay Area is facing a poverty and homeless crisis. Recent estimates show that more than 35,000 homeless people live in all nine Bay Area counties — a 24% increase over 2017 – and 1.7 million people in the Bay Area are unable to meet their basic needs. In some communities, only three in 10 students graduate from college and three in four homeless youth come from foster care or the juvenile justice system.We at Visa recognize that something has to change, and it is our responsibility to give time and resources back to our neighbors. In that spirit, Visa and the Visa Foundation have made the decision to support two leading local organizations in a variety of ways, The Tipping Point Community which works with 50 local NGOs across six Bay Area counties to educate, employ and house those in need; and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), which provides medical and mental health services to homeless and at-risk populations through local hospitals, clinics and roving medical teams.The Visa Foundation is donating $3M to Tipping Point to provide vulnerable communities with pathways to economic opportunity, and $1.5M to UCSF to fund mental health programs for at-risk youth and chronically homeless populations. My colleagues – Oliver Jenkyn, President, North America recently joined the board of Tipping Point, and Ryan McInerney, President, Visa Inc. has been on the Executive Council of UCSF since April 2018. continue reading »last_img read more

Murder suspect nabbed

first_imgHe was identified as 34-year-old Ariel Marquez of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija, a police report showed. Armed with a warrant of arrest, personnel from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s (CIDG) Capiz  Provincial Field Unit staged Marquez’ apprehension around 6:45 a.m. on May 29. ILOILO City – Police arrested a man charged with murder in in Barangay Lawaan, Roxas City, Capiz. The suspect was detained in the CIDG’s custodial facility. No bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Record-breaker MC Mary Kom signs 10 year-deal extending management contract with IOS Sports

first_img 1 year ago Is There a Motorola Moto G7 Play Absolute Mid-Range in the Works?  AIBA Legend and Golden Girl of Indian Boxing MC Mary Kom extends her 10- year commercial relationship with IOS Sports & Entertainment, India’s leading sports management group that is managing MC Mary Kom exclusively since 2009. MC Mary Kom who recently created history by winning her sixth World title becoming the most successful amateur boxer the world has ever seen. WE RECOMMEND Welcoming the extension of the relationship with MC Mary Kom, Neerav Tomar, MD & CEO of IOS Sports & Entertainment said “I would like to congratulate Mary on winning her sixth historic World title. We look forward to this extended relationship and hope to establish a stronger brand Mary in the days to come”.Founded in 2005, IOS exclusively represents India’s top sports stars of the likes of Vijender Singh, Hima Das, Manika Batra, Mirabai Chanu, Manpreet Singh, Jinson Johnson and many more.The sports management firm has also worked with country’s top sports stars including Saina Nehwal, Vijender Singh, Suresh Raina, Sushil Kumar, Sardar Singh, Sandeep Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt, Ishan Kishan, Heena Sidhu, Deepika Kumari, Rani Rampal, Milkha Singh, Baichung Bhutia and many more. During this period IOS has done deals worth over 100 Crores in their talent wing. IOS is also the exclusive official marketing agency of the Indian Olympic Association. During this decade-long relationship IOS has been responsible in tying up with more than 25 brands like Herbalife, Emami, Dalmia Cement, Bridgestone Tyres, Tata Salt, P&G, GSK, NECC, Lakshmi Tea, Monnet, Piramal, Artemis Hospital, Manpasand Beverages, Vodafone, ITC, Tourism Thailand Authority, Star India etc.   Last Updated: 27th November, 2018 20:59 IST Record-breaker MC Mary Kom Signs 10 Year-deal Extending Management Contract With IOS Sports Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom extends her 10- year old commercial relationship with IOS Sports & Entertainment 1 year ago Zero: Sridevi to have a posthumous cameo in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer? LIVE TV First Published: 27th November, 2018 15:55 IST COMMENTcenter_img Suman Ray Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE IOS also facilitated licensing deal with Priyanka Chopra starrer produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and  Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and was also the marketing agency for the super hit film Mary Kom featuring her life story. IOS also licensed Harper Collins for publishing one of top sports selling book “An Autobiography Unbreakable MC Mary Kom” on the struggle story of MC Mary Kom. 1 year ago “Few people in power are out to destroy me”: Mithali Raj hits out at coach Ramesh Powar and CoA member Diana Edulji Commenting on extending her commercial relationship with IOS, MC Mary Kom said “In the last 10 years I have only focussed on my game and entire commercial work was perfectly managed by my team IOS. Looking at smooth working with them, I have decided to extend this relationship with them. I would like to continue working hard on my game and want IOS to manage commercial aspect exclusively”.last_img read more