Endesa to replace 1.1GW Teruel coal plant with solar, wind and battery storage

first_imgEndesa 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’last_img read more

A classic family home up for grabs in Murrumba Downs

first_img13 Cherington Way, Murrumba DownsThis four-bedroom family home is in the sought after Castle Hill estate in Murrumba Downs.The property at 13 Cherington Way is on a 720sq m block with several indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining, and a northerly aspect. Marketing agent Lee Doyle, of LJ Hooker Kallangur and Murrumba Downs, said the property was beautiful and spacious inside and out. The outdoor area at 13 Cherington Way, Murrumba Downs.There is also a study that could be used as a fourth bedroom. The main bathroom has a bathtub and shower and there is a separate toilet and a laundry with storage cupboards, bench and outdoor access. Outside there is a spacious, covered entertaining area with tiled flooring that is big enough for family get-togethers or celebrations. The living area at 13 Cherington Way, Murrumba Downs.The federation-style home has a formal lounge and dining area with a fireplace, carpet flooring and big windows that allow for plenty of natural light. There is also an open-plan living and dining area with tiled flooring and sliding door access to the back patio.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The big kitchen has a traditional feel, plenty of bench and cupboard space, a breakfast bar and a big window looking out over the outdoor entertaining area. There are three good-sized bedrooms with carpets and an ensuite to the master bedroom. center_img The kitchen at 13 Cherington Way, Murrumba Downs.There is also a paved area to the side of the patio, and established, low-maintenance gardens and lawns.The property comes with a water tank, airconditioning and a 3kw solar system with 5kw inverter. Mr Doyle said the property was located close to all amenities including schools, shops, medical centres, the new Murrumba Downs railway station and the Bruce Highway. The property is being marketed by Lee Doyle of LJ Hooker Kallangur and Murrumba Downs for $629,000.last_img read more

Ruth Marie Rodgers, 75

first_imgSurvivors include: Daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Youngblood; Son, Dale (Sherri Morrow) Rodgers; Grandchildren, Landon Youngblood, David Morrow and JessiKa Morrow; Sister, Jeanne (Phil) Stidham; Brother, Darrell McClure; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Charles S. Rodgers and Brother, John McClure. Ruth Marie Rodgers, 75 of Greensburg passed away on January 3, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. Ruth was born on September 9, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Harry and Evelyn Neufarth McClure. Ruth was a 1962 graduate of Central High School. On December 31, 1964 she married Charles S. Rodgers, and together they had two children, Jennifer and Dale. Ruth worked at KB Specialty Foods in Greensburg in purchasing for over 26 years before she retired. She loved to travel. She often would just get in the car and drive or go away for the weekend. She loved spending time with her family and adored her grandson, Landon. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral will be Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:00 am with Rev. Doug Preston officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to American Heart Association or American Lung Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Wisconsin holding its own at home

first_imgBilly Bertha is the lone senior on the Wisconsin squad, and although he has been an average leader in the singles game at 5-5, he has dominated the doubles slate with a record of 9-1.[/media-credit]As the seemingly endless winter weather continues to pummel Madison, the Wisconsin men’s tennis team is preparing for a big spring by heating it up during their season-opening 12-match homestand at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Having already jumped to a quick 5-1 start to open their season, the Badgers look to build on their early season success as the homestand continues.It’s an important string of matches for a team that has big plans for the upcoming season.“It’s nice to play at home because all of the guys, even new guys, are very comfortable in Nielson,” head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “[Being at home] enables young guys to play their best tennis and gets everyone on the same page.” Getting everyone comfortable and on the same page early in the season will be a critical task for Van Emburgh as the competition picks up for a Badger team featuring three freshmen. Nonetheless, grand expectations remain this spring for a team that feels it has something to prove.“I believe we’re one of the most underrated, under-ranked teams in the country,” Van Emburgh said. “We have two seniors who understand what it takes to win, and the younger guys are definitely ready for their matches.”Van Emburgh said his team goals for the years were to “finish strong in the Big Ten and get back into the NCAA tournament.”The Division I men’s tennis championship is a single elimination bracket draw, formatted the same way as Division I basketball’s March Madness tournament. It is no small task reaching the tournament, as only the top 64 teams in the country are invited. The last Badger team to earn a spot in the tournament was the 2009-2010 squad, which advanced to the round of 16, something no Wisconsin team had done in the program’s history.The only remaining member of the 2009-2010 group on this year’s Wisconsin team, senior captain Billy Bertha, understands the challenge of making the tournament but knows it’s still a real possibility.“We’ve been practicing very hard,” Bertha said. “Everyone is more focused, staying earlier and leaving later at practice and in the weight room as well.”“The new guys are getting used to college tennis and learning what is expected of them as athletes. They’re starting to get competition under their belt and we’re gelling as a team.”One of the younger talents Bertha is referring to is Oskar Wikberg.Only a freshman, Wikberg has already made a large impact on the team. Raised in T?by, Sweden, he has been a tennis standout for many years, eventually winning the Swedish U18 singles national championship. Wikberg has built a very strong 15-2 record individually to start his college career and although he is in a new environment, he seems to be finding his place smoothly and naturally with the help of older teammates.“Our chemistry is really good,” Wikberg says, “Bill [Bertha] helps out younger players and gives us advice, we have a good mix of young players and older players and it’s a perfect match.”Wikberg and Bertha both have the potential to make some noise individually in the NCAA tournament but they are clearly focused on the team.“My goal is for the team to reach the NCAA tournament,” Wikberg said. “Making the tournament individually is just a bonus. My first goal is for the team to reach the tournament. It’s a tough goal but it is very possible. We have to do it one match at a time.”Although the goals are big, the team knows they must take care of business at home before they plan their trip to the NCAA tournament. The 12-match home stand to begin the year is critical for a young team trying to find their comfort zone and chemistry for the season.“It’s very important to start off on the right foot at home,” says Wikberg. “It’s much tougher on the road with bigger crowds. If we could get a few people to our home matches we could use that to our advantage.”As youthful as the team may be, it’s clear “the sky is the limit” mindset has taken over the program. When asked about the team’s youth and diversity, Van Emburgh has confidence and optimism.“We have a great mix. It doesn’t matter where [our guys] are from as long as they have the same goals,” he said. “It comes down to whether we have good guys who are hard workers and on the same page and the answer to that is yes.”last_img read more