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

Senators propose making USC buses zero-emissions

first_img(From left to right): USG Senators Noah Silver, Preston Fregia and Katie Bolton proposed removing USC’s diesel buses in an effort to reach zero emissions. Photo by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanUndergraduate Student Government senators Noah Silver, Preston Fregia and Katie Bolton proposed the Zero Emissions Bus Fleet Resolution Tuesday night to shift USC bus leases away from diesel-fueled buses. “Los Angeles is one of worst cities in the United States in terms of air quality, and we want to play a part in improving this situation,” Silver said.The senators’ motion to remove diesel buses comes almost seven years after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Metro, retired its final diesel-powered buses from service.Silver said he believes that USC must take action to advance alongside this trend. According to National Geographic, Los Angeles ranks as the worst city in terms of ozone pollution in the last 13 years.USC Transportation had originally proposed implementing electric buses for USC’s 2020 sustainability plan, but the proposal was rejected due to cost concerns, according to Silver. “The University is concerned with the cost, but this resolution is progress and progress is always expensive,” Silver said.Bolton spoke about the long-term benefits of the proposal, saying that it will be cost-effective after sufficient time.“It is worthwhile because it pays dividends forever,” Bolton said. “Cleaner air, reduced carbon footprint and decreased fuel costs justify it as a long-term investment.” According to Silver, USC would potentially be able to transition from diesel-fueled buses to zero-emissions buses without extreme costs because the buses are leased, and instead of purchasing new buses, the University could end the lease with the current bus provider. Bolton explained that the proposal includes a clause that grants  USG authority to monitor the progress of its implementation in future years.“It would be easy for the administration to set this aside in future years and forget about it when current USG members graduate,” Bolton said. “We added a clause that says that the University will report back yearly on the progress of its implementation.”The resolution will be voted on at next Tuesday’s USG meeting.“If USC wants to be seen as a leader in sustainability, this is an important step in right direction,” Silver said.last_img read more

Deportivo is a wall

first_imgSince the first day Fernando Vázquez It was marked as a challenge brake the defensive bleeding. Reason was not lacking, since the Depor closed the first round As the most thrashed of Second with 35 points, an average of 1.8 per game. In those twenty-one days he had just left his zero goal four times, two with Anquela and two with Luis César. In six games with Castrofeito, the goal has already zeroed out in four other matches Fitting two goals. That is, an average of 0.3 points by meeting. A whole merit, since in January there were no signings for the rearguard and they are the same defenses with those who had their predecessors.But achievement of Vázquez Not only is it internal, it is also global. El Deportivo, apart from carrying a full of victories, is the least thrashed team in the category in this second round followed by Lightning (3) and Girona (4). The Saragossa he has one, but in five games, since he has one postponed. If you consider the one who played previously would be three goals. The key of this impressive improvement is the change to defense of five with an axis formed by Mujaid, Somma and Montero. Too the area where he defends the team, with the match of Alcorcón as an example. Deportivo received 19 shots and only three went from within the area. Of the two conceded goals one was from Somma at his own door and the another one from Cejudo (Racing) of a shot from outside the area.The third most successful team in this sectionFernando Vázquez has built a wall around Dani Giménez, but his Deportivo is more than that. The Blue and Whites have seen door in the six games that takes the Castrofeito on the bench and also present the better balance Second among goals conceded and scored in the second round. The people of Coruña have received two goals and, on the other hand, add eight. Thus, its balance is more than six, a figure that nobody improves. They are followed by Tenerife (+5), while Zaragoza and Almería remain at +4. In fact, the eight goals that Depor has in these six they are not a negligible figure and only exceeds Tenerife (12) and Almeria (9). One of the offensive facets which is making more revenue is the stopped ball, formula with which those of Vázquez have achieved five of their eight goals with Numancia (0-1), Racing (2-1), Albacete (0-1), Las Palmas (2-1) and Alcorcón (0-1 ) of victims. His sixth victory came against Cádiz (1-0) with Sabin Merino play goal.last_img read more