NextEra: Gas-fired peaker plants cannot compete with new battery storage resources

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):As part of NextEra Energy Inc.’s continued embrace of disruption in the utility sector, executives during the company’s investor day laid out a bullish view on pricing and demand for renewable power paired with storage through 2022.The Florida-headquartered company estimates it will install between 20,000MW and 23,000MW of wind capacity and 9,000MW and 13,000MW of solar capacity by 2022, including assets owned and operated by competitive generation division NextEra Energy Resources LLC. Executives expect NextEra will have up to 2,000MW of storage deployed by then as well.“There is enormous change coming in this industry. I don’t think the industry really has come to grips with it,” NextEra Energy Chairman, President and CEO Jim Robo said June 20. “And we’re at the leading edge, and it is going to help drive tremendous growth to this company over the next decade.”According to Robo, the rapid growth of wind and solar in the market has been among the industry’s biggest game-changers, and one that almost everyone failed to recognize early on. While renewable tax credits might be extended, NextEra executives are betting wind and solar plus storage will be cheaper than existing coal and most existing nuclear after the early 2020s, when current federal subsidies are gone.NextEra’s decarbonization strategy includes natural gas pipelines and gas-fired plants, including the Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC in which the company owns a stake, and Florida Power & Light Co.’s FPL Dania Beach Clean Energy Center. NextEra plans to deploy between $6.3 billion and $6.9 billion for gas pipelines by 2022. Robo said the opposition to gas is surprising, because gas pipelines have enabled coal plant shutdowns and large emission reductions.However, the company takes a more bearish view on gas-fired peakers; NextEra Energy Resources President and CFO John Ketchum said management sees peakers being “cannibalized” by renewables, especially as battery storage’s manufacturing becomes more efficient and costs decline.More ($): NextEra sees batteries displacing gas-fired peakers, otherwise bullish on gas NextEra: Gas-fired peaker plants cannot compete with new battery storage resourceslast_img read more

Interfraternity Council cancels planned tailgate

first_imgThe Interfraternity Council canceled their scheduled tailgates in Exposition Park on Thursday prior to the football game against the University of California, Berkeley.Tailgating for the Thursday night game is prohibited on campus and The Row.“There was a miscommunication between the university and IFC as to what the tailgating situation would be like,” said IFC President Tanner Sandoval. “We made an agreement after last semester to work with [the university] to find a space that works for us. We were dealing with where we were going to put 4,000 people before the game.”The university could not be reached for comment. Administrators have previously said that they hoped creating space for tailgates near the Coliseum would make it easier for students to comply with on-campus tailgating restrictions for Thursday night football games.According to Sandoval, the area in Exposition Park that was initially reserved for the fraternities’ tailgate did not allow alcohol to be served. Sandoval said IFC found a new space two weeks ago in the park but needed to hire security in order for alcohol to be served. The security company that is contracted by the city of Los Angeles to work in the park, however, was already fully booked for the tailgate sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government and another event.Sandoval said the event still could have been held but alcohol would not have been able to be served.“With the cost of the space, it wouldn’t have been worth it,” Sandoval said.Sandoval said individual fraternities would be responsible for finding their own tailgate locations, though he could not guarantee that they would comply with restrictions to tailgating on The Row.“Whether or not they all comply, especially considering the circumstance with Expo Park, I can’t say,” he said.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Manchester United set for major silverware this season

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman reflects on Claudio Ranieri’s appointment as Leicester City boss and reveals the Foxes are 10/3 to finish in the top ten under the experienced Italian.He also looks at the latest Premier League title odds, and says Manchester United are looking good for major silverware this season after splashing the cash on four new signings.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Foy & Company launch their ‘Store of the Future’, and everyone’s invited!

first_imgThe North West’s leading home furnishing and décor store has taken a major leap into the future. Foy & Company, of Port Rd Letterkenny and Main St, Ballybofey this weekend officially launches its fully revamped 15,000sq.ft Décor & Interiors Superstore, in Letterkenny. June 29th-30th will be filled with something for everyone with amazing prizes be won, face painting for kids, a free BBQ and more!In partnership with Dulux Paints and other key décor suppliers, the iconic Foy & Company retail business has produced a true destination store. From paint, fabrics, wallpapers, soft furnishings to lighting and furniture Foy & Company provide a truly inspiring ‘one stop shop’ home solution. The team at Foy & CompanyFoy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyFoy & Company have strived to deliver a quality package of choice, service and value to customers in the world of décor and design over the past 20 years in Letterkenny, and for almost 40 years in Ballybofey. This ethos continues in this new state of the art store and is a principle that all of the 20+ expert staff and management are proud of. Proprietors Liam & Ann Foy have given a lifetime to this business and are both delighted with the outcome of this significant investment in Store of the Future.Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyDavid Foy, their youngest son, is also strategically involved in this transition for the business and is taking the lead on developing a next generation online and e-commerce experience for customers to replicate the in-store experience. Liam says “we have come through some difficult times in the past 10 years, like many of our peers in retail, but I must say looking at the store now, we are more excited and motivated about the next 10 years. I am very grateful to our manager Mary Teresa Nelis and her team for getting us to where we are today with the Foy and Company offering”. Store of the FutureCreating a ‘Store of the Future’ concept department in paints, wallpaper and décor accessories, Foy and Company have advanced the model of colour consultation and display to a totally new standard within the store. At the forefront of this store of the future concept is a series of Dulux customised colour walls and samples. This is complemented by an innovative paint tinting centre and customer service area to enhance the experience of choosing colour and engaging with the process of colour tinting.A wide range of other state of the art colour display systems is also integrated with the Dulux led innovations including, Fleetwood, Colourtrend, Little Greene and Albany Paints providing one of the widest colour ranges on the market in Ireland today. Foy’s store of the future allows its customers into a space where they can receive expert colour advice, brilliant experiences and ultimately walk out with the right colour and finish for their home.Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennySoft Furnishings & AccessoriesThe 4,000sq.ft Interiors & Soft Furnishings department including customised curtains, blinds, cushions, throws, and other textile accessories has been completely refurbished into a designer display and consultation area with new and exclusive ranges from Voyage, Harlequin, Clarke & Clarke, Sandersons, Scatter Box and many other classic and newer brands. This area is now a unique setting for customers to browse the extensive samples and stock but also for interior designers to bring their clients to. Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyBig & BrightOn the upper floor the large open plan furniture department is carefully arranged with various room settings as a backdrop to their classic, contemporary and bold and funky designs in furniture. Again many of the products and designs are exclusive to Foy’s with many customisable options for sofas, chairs and other occasional furniture to blend with the overall interior design scheme. This furniture showroom is set off with one of Ireland’s finest and most extensive lighting stock and display emporiums with exclusive ranges from Dar Lighting, Paul Neuhaus, Cork Lighting, Pacific Lifestyle and many more brands. This includes chandeliers, ceiling lamps, wall lamps, pendant lamps, spots, lanterns, in every style from Art Deco, industrial, retro, modern to traditional styles. It is a must see lighting showroom.Foy & Company are one of the leading members of the Albany Home Décor Group, Ireland’s only independent décor buying and marketing groups. They share the specialist ethos with their colleagues in the Albany group with a strong focus on service, expertise and offering the customer exciting and exclusive brands but always underpinning this with a value for money promise. The newly refurbished store on Port Rd, Letterkenny will certainly raise the profile and standard of décor and furnishings retailing and service with customers from DIYers, interior designers, décor enthusiasts and the decorating profession. And expert help is always at hand at Foy & Company with their in-house interior design team and all staff are fully trained in colour consultancy and other specialist areas of project planning and specification.They have a very exciting line up for the weekend full of prizes, giveaways, promotions, food, entertainment and of course loads of décor indulgence with colour presentations and personal colour clinics from the top professionals in the business. Please check out Foy & Company on Facebook to get the full list of events and timings.Sponsored PostFoy & Company launch their ‘Store of the Future’, and everyone’s invited! was last modified: June 26th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Businessfoy & companyhomewarelaunchlast_img read more