Endesa to replace 1.1GW Teruel coal plant with solar, wind and battery storage FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Plans for what is being billed as “Europe’s largest solar plant” have been put forward in Spain as the UN climate negotiations came to a close in Madrid.Endesa took the floor at the COP25 summit in Madrid to announce a roadmap to replace its major thermal power plant in the Teruel province with a renewable “megaproject.” José Bogas, CEO of the energy giant, spoke at the climate talks of a scheme to deploy a 1.7GW-plus green energy complex in Andorra, a four-hour drive east from capital Madrid.The installation would be mostly PV-powered – 1.585GW of the 1.7GW-plus total – but also feature a 139MW wind component and a further 160MW in energy storage systems.The capacity surge is meant to plug the gap left behind by a 1.1GW-plus thermal power plant Endesa is working to decommission at the same location, Bogas said. The coal-powered complex in Andorra – split into three equally sized plants – was commissioned between 1979 and 1980 and will be dismantled after Endesa got the green light from the Spanish government this year.According to the firm’s estimates, deploying the 1.7GW-plus in new solar, wind and storage capacity will require overall investments of around €1.487 billion (US$1.65 billion).The Andorra plans add to Endesa’s efforts to replace another coal complex – 1.052GW Compostillas, in the León province – with 390MW in new renewable capacity. [José Rojo Martín]More: Endesa to replace Spanish coal complex with ‘Europe’s largest PV plant’
171 Views one comment Tweet Share Students of the Dominica Grammar School protesting outside of Parliament on Thursday morning. The Dominica Grammar School (DGS) has been at the center of controversy for the second consecutive day.On Wednesday teachers staged a “sit in” refusing to teach classes following an attack on one of their colleagues by a student.On Thursday the students decided to mount their own protest citing security issues as a major concern.“We are out of school today because students started throwing chairs and desks at teachers and all over the schools compound,” one student told Dominica Vibes after our reporter inquired why such a large number of them were in the streets during school hours.“That not finishing so. We want the teachers to teach us and expel the boy they are protesting about because we want to learn,” another student yelled.The students who apparently planned this protest action bore placards written “We need security”, “Mock exams in two weeks we the students need security,” among others.The students matched to the Financial Center in Roseau and then on to the Parliament building while Parliament was in session and were asked to leave by the police.Meantime education officials and members of the Dominica Teachers Association have met to address the problem.Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth said the issue of security at schools has been raised and this is being assessed.He said some measures have already been implemented including the availability of security guards at the schools.Hyacinth also noted that the student in question was suspended but that the student has to be accessed further and the matter could lead to an expulsion.Dominica Vibes News EducationLocalNewsSecondary DGS students protest outside Parliament by: – February 16, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share
Yokohama F Marinos consigned Manchester United to their second successive pre-season defeat this afternoon.The Red Devils lost 1-0 to a Singha All-Star XI in David Moyes’ first game in charge, and a late goal from Yoshihito Fujita gave Yokohama a 3-2 win this time out.The hosts began the game quickly and took the lead inside 30 seconds, when Marquinhos seized on a Fabio mistake and fired past David De Gea at the second attempt.However, they could not keep hold of their lead and Jesse Lingard equalised in the 19th minute, when he tapped home from close-range after a fine cross from Wilfried Zaha.Moyes’ men then took the lead on the half hour mark, when Masakazu Tashiro bundled the ball into his own net.However, the home side continued to press forward and levelled proceedings just after half-time, when Fabio Aguiar headed home. And Yokohama then sealed a famous victory in the 88th minute, as Fujita found space and slammed the ball into the bottom corner.