NEC Energy installs Europe’s largest battery storage system

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Microgrid Knowledge:Boston-based NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) has completed installation of Europe’s largest battery system, 48-MW of energy storage that will provide reactive power in Germany to stabilize the transmission grid.NEC developed the project in Jardelund for German company EnspireME, a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi and Eneco, a Netherlands-based renewable energy company. With 50 MWh of capacity, the system uses 10,000 lithium-ion battery modules, enough to store power for about 5,300 German households for 24 hours.The battery system can play multiple roles to strengthen the grid. It will earn revenue by serving the primary reserve market. This opportunity exists because Europe’s transmission system operators must secure a certain number of capacity reserves to prepare for sudden power loss or an extensive blackout.EnspireME will sell storage capacity to the German electricity market through weekly common auctions where European grid operators purchase reserve capacity to guarantee a 50 hertz frequency on the grid.The energy storage system can also take over the role of primary reserve provider and become a more sustainable alternative to coal and gas-fired plants. In addition, the project can serve local wind farms by allowing them to store excess electricity generated during periods when they cannot sell their output into markets because of excess supply.More: NEC installs Europe’s largest battery system NEC Energy installs Europe’s largest battery storage systemlast_img read more

Leising works to raise awareness of elderly mistreatment

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A major issue facing our aging population today is mistreatment. Nationwide, approximately one in 10 Americans age 60 and over have suffered some form of elder abuse, and only one out of every 14 cases of abuse is reported, according to the National Council on Aging.Perpetrators can be children, spouses and other family members as well as staff at nursing homes or assisted living facilities, among others.To help address this issue in our state, Indiana established an Adult Protective Services (APS) Program, which investigates, reports and provides intervention and protection to vulnerable adults who are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.APS investigated more than 11,000 cases relating to self-neglect, neglect, exploitation and battery in 2017 and more than 5,000 so far in 2018.There are 17 APS units set up around the state, and each unit is based in a “hub” prosecutor’s office.Listed below are the APS units, along with the associated prosecutor’s office, in the counties of Senate District 42.Decatur County:APS Unit 11Office of Bartholomew County Prosecutor William NashFayette, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties:APS Unit 12Office of Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn DeddensHenry County:APS Unit 6Office of Madison County Prosecutor Rodney CummingsShelby County:APS Unit 8BOffice of Shelby County Prosecutor Brad LandwerlenIf you or someone you know is the victim of elder abuse, you can report it by filling out a form online or by calling the hotline at 800-992-6978. Those who report an issue can remain anonymous.Click here to access the form.last_img read more

Cech ready to quit champions

first_imgPetr Cech is prepared to leave Chelsea after 11 years for a Premier League rival this summer, according to his agent. After a decade as number one, Cech, who is 33 on Wednesday, has found himself second choice behind Thibaut Courtois this season. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are among the clubs – along with Paris St Germain and Real Madrid – reportedly monitoring his situation after Cech hinted at his wish to move on this summer, despite still having a year to run on his contract. Press Associationcenter_img The Czech Republic goalkeeper’s agent Viktor Kolar told the London Evening Standard: “Arsenal, United or PSG are all top clubs and Petr would like to join one of them – definitely. “Petr expects that (owner) Roman Abramovich, not Mourinho, will decide about his future, based on their mutual agreement from last year.” Cech signed from Rennes in 2004 before playing a major role in winning every major club trophy. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expressed a reluctance for Cech to move to rivals and also said it would take “big” money to prise Cech away from Stamford Bridge. But Chelsea are understood to be prepared to take the player’s wishes into consideration on deciding whether or not he can leave and his next destination. last_img read more

Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam

first_img“We told ourselves that this would be the biggest game we’ll play in,” said Santiago, who finished with 19 points. “We know that we’ll go through a really tough game but Tyang just told us to believe we can win.”Maraño, though, not only provided the emotional support as she put up 11 points to help the Philippines.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend BEAST MODE. Aby Maraño attempts a spike against a Vietnamese blocker. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago were the ones who produced the numbers for the Philippines in its stunning upset of Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, yet the two credited one unsung figure in the victory.That person was the fiery Aby Maraño.ADVERTISEMENT “There was doubt, the question on how we ended up in this predicament, and Tyang Aby just told us to claim this win, to believe in ourselves, that we can win,” said Valdez, who had 20 points, in Filipino Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Philippines were scrambling when Vietnam, the 44th-ranked team in the world, suddenly put on a masterful counter attack in the third set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And the Vietnamese almost pulled off another comeback in the fourth set when they trimmed the Philippines’ 24-20 lead to just 25-23.Still, the 79th-ranked Philippines managed to hold on for the stunning victory. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVCcenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Karan Tacker takes to water like a Phi Phi-ish

first_imgSo, this is what happened when Karan Tacker, India’s popular TV actor and show host, met Thailand’s island superstar, the Phi Phi Islands.Karan Tacker suffered from aquaphobia before he developed his affinity for water. Photo courtesy: Twitter/Karan Tacker Tacker, the 29-year-old actor famous for his roles in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, Love Ne Mila Di Jodi and for hosting The Voice India, visited the islands recently to get trained as a scuba diver. Tacker’s affinity with water underwent the same transformation as did Hrithik Roshan’s character in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.Tacker went to Oman for his first scuba diving experience. Photo courtesy: Twitter/Karan Thacker According to a report in Mid Day, Karan said, “I was aquaphobic and to get over my fear of water, I tried scuba diving in Oman. Surprisingly, I felt comfortable in deep water and now I am addicted to it. I also did a course in Phi Phi islands and am now a certified diver. I plan my vacation such that I can enjoy this sport.”Tacker recently did a scuba diving course at Phi Phi islands, Thailand. Photo courtesy: Twitter/Karan Thackerlast_img read more