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

Social Media heads up BtoBet’s new betting channels

first_img Players will be able to place bets from Twitter or Facebook through Social Media Betting (SM Betting), a stand-out new component of BtoBet’s Neuron 3 platform.The new feature, said BtoBet, has been developed with the profile of today’s gambler in mind, but particularly the “strong tendencies to make use of social communicative platforms”.It confirmed that players can search for, or directly place bets from the social media app of their liking – whether this is Twitter, Facebook, Viber or Telegram.“Not only does the feature provide a very fast way for players to place bets without the need to browse through an endless list of events – either through the web or the operator’s third-party app – it also vastly simplifies the way in which ‘multiples’ type of bets could be placed via a single messaged instruction,” read a BtoBet press release.Neuron 3, BtoBet’s 3rd generation iGaming single-solution platform, has been designed to provide operators with all the necessary business management tools, APIs, widgets and content.The platform, which will be officially unveiled at ICE London, will also feature a unified betting experience across a wider, and digitally evolved channel selection, giving operators the ability to adapt betting experiences to the specific needs of their players.Alongside SM Betting, this enhanced channel selection features improved Desktop Betting, Smartphone Betting, SMS Betting and TV Betting, as well as a revamped Retail Agent including a “rapid registration system to transform anonymous to non-anonymous players”.‘How to successfully achieve a player-centric betting ecosystem’ – click HERE to download. BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 Submit BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP respond to serious assaults at local bars

first_imgThe first individual that was assaulted was punched in the face and was treated in hospital. Further medical evaluation may be needed. The attacker fled the bar before police arrived.The attacker then proceeded to attack another individual at another bar. The victim in this circumstance was knocked unconscious and was hospitalized. Further arrests may still occur as a melee took place involving other bar patrons.  Police are not releasing the names of the bars for legal reasons. The name of the individual in custody is also not being released as the matter is before the courts in the bail hearing stage.- Advertisement –last_img read more