FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:America’s energy storage market just had its biggest first quarter in history, and is growing exponentially with GTM Research projecting it to reach roughly 2.6 gigawatts (GW) in 2022 – almost 12 times total 2016 market size, with surging deployment in the utility-scale storage projects. This growth opens up tremendous opportunity for storage developers worth $3.2 billion in 2022 and $11 billion cumulatively from 2017-2022, according to GTM Research, while also opening up incredible opportunity for utilities seeking to integrate renewables, smooth ramping requirements, and optimize their system to boost grid reliability.Today, most utility-scale storage projects are in the 10-megawatt (MW) and greater range, but that’s changing fast. Innovative new designs and technologies have made storage – especially when paired with solar photovoltaics (PV) – fully dispatchable and cheaper than building a new natural gas-fired peaker plant, today. Navigant Research forecasts hybrid energy storage system (combined storage and generation) capacity will grow from 78.6 megawatts in 2017 to 2.1 GW in 2026, meaning for utilities, the storage future is here.America’s energy storage market just had its biggest first quarter in history, and is growing exponentially with GTM Research projecting it to reach roughly 2.6 gigawatts (GW) in 2022 – almost 12 times total 2016 market size, with surging deployment in the utility-scale storage projects. This growth opens up tremendous opportunity for storage developers worth $3.2 billion in 2022 and $11 billion cumulatively from 2017-2022, according to GTM Research, while also opening up incredible opportunity for utilities seeking to integrate renewables, smooth ramping requirements, and optimize their system to boost grid reliability.Today, most utility-scale storage projects are in the 10-megawatt (MW) and greater range, but that’s changing fast. Innovative new designs and technologies have made storage – especially when paired with solar photovoltaics (PV) – fully dispatchable and cheaper than building a new natural gas-fired peaker plant, today. Navigant Research forecasts hybrid energy storage system (combined storage and generation) capacity will grow from 78.6 megawatts in 2017 to 2.1 GW in 2026, meaning for utilities, the storage future is here.More: Is the future finally here for utility-scale solar-plus-storage? On the Blogs: ‘For Utilities, the Storage Future Is Here’
He did explore some of the deeper causes of racial disparities in the world’s richest country, saying that more would be put into healthcare and the ability to raise business capital in minority communities.Later, in an interview with the generally friendly Fox News network, he described the “horror” of watching Floyd’s death on cellphone footage shot by a witness.But critics say he is incapable of embracing broader public fears, pointing to the contrast between shows of empathy from previous presidents during crises and Trump’s instinct for fighting and insulting foes, even in the midst of calamity.”For weeks we’ve seen President Trump run away from a meaningful conversation on systemic racism and police brutality. Instead, he’s further divided our country,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday.”Today’s trip to Texas won’t change any of that. President Trump is more interested in photo ops than offering a healing voice as our nation mourns.”Despite his poll numbers being underwater five months ahead of election day, Trump is betting that he needn’t change tack.His base has remained loyal throughout the extraordinary turmoil, and he has made clear his priority is getting back on the campaign trail.Immediately after his remarks in Dallas, the president heads to his first campaign fundraiser since the COVID-19 lockdown began — a $580,600 per couple event. Then he flies to his golf course resort in New Jersey for the weekend, another post-COVID first.On June 19 he will restart his mothballed series of rallies — raucous, often two-hour love fests between Trump the entertainer-in-chief and thousands of his most loyal supporters — with an event in Oklahoma. “We have to work together to confront bigotry and prejudice wherever they appear, but we will make no progress and heal no wounds by falsely labeling tens of millions of decent Americans as racist or bigots,” Trump said.The Republican has struggled to find the right tone to address the explosion of protests over the last two weeks in the wake of the death of an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, as he was arrested in Minneapolis.That crisis, coupled with the economic devastation of the COVID-19 shutdown — and the fact that the pandemic continues to kill up to 1,000 people a day — has left the country crying out for healing.Trump, whose political style is built largely on fierce division and exciting his right-wing base, faced pressure to encourage unity in Dallas. Magnet for controversy Some Americans may want calm after months of rancor, but that’s one thing the former reality TV star is not giving.Even the choice of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his resumption of rallies generated controversy.June 19 is known as “Juneteenth,” the day marking the end of slavery in the United States. Tulsa, however, is notorious as the site of a 1921 massacre of African-Americans.As he left for Dallas, Trump lambasted Democratic leaders of Washington state, where he said “domestic terrorists” had taken over Seattle, referring to protesters.He also doubled down on his latest culture wars battle, insisting again he will refuse demands to change the names of US military bases honoring leaders of the slave-owning, rebel South during the Civil War.Back in Washington, there were new tensions between the White House and the military when the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Mark Milley, apologized for appearing alongside Trump during a controversial walk to a church on June 1, minutes after police violently dispersed protesters.”I should not have been there,” Milley said in his unexpected comments. Hitting the trail The choice of Texas for Thursday’s trip was notable because the state — Republican for decades — is turning in to a battleground. Trump won narrowly in 2016 and a Quinnipiac poll last week put him only one percentage point ahead of Biden.In 2016, polls and politics watchers in general got it wrong about Trump, who ran a chaotic campaign against the ultra-professional Hillary Clinton yet still scored a famous electoral college win.This has left many election watchers gun-shy. Even so, current polls make grim reading for the Republican.The FiveThirtyEight average shows Trump’s approval rating at just 41 percent, having taken a big hit from his handling of the COVID-19 and racism crises.The RealClearPolitics average for a presidential election match-up puts Biden at 49.8 to Trump’s 41.7.Worse for Trump — given his hope of repeating his electoral college win, even if losing the overall popular vote — Biden leads in almost every swing state. Topics : US President Donald Trump on Thursday rebooted his flagging reelection campaign with a speech starkly rejecting nationwide protesters’ claims of police racism, saying only a “few bad apples” are to blame.Far from reaching out to demonstrators’ searing anger, he offered only a vague proposal to “encourage” officers to meet “the most current professional standards for the use of force.””You always have a bad apple, no matter where you go,” said Trump, who is making law and order a new keystone of his bid to win a second term on November 3. “There aren’t too many of them in the police department.”
THE Sunshine Snacks Under-21 girl’s competition of the Junior Indoor Hockey Championships produced a nail-biting finish when the pre-tournament favourites, GBTI GCC Spartans scored a lone goal in the final seconds of play against Saints. The GCC Pitbulls managed to secure the club’s second win against Saints for the evening with a 4-2 win.The GBTI girls seemed to have the upper hand from the outset of the match but the sturdy defence of Saints held the lethal strike force of Abosaide Cadogan and Sarah Klautky at bay.Klautky seemed to have put the Spartans up by one at the halftime buzzer but the whistle had gone for a Saints infringement just a second earlier and leaving the halftime score at 0-0.Saints goalkeeper Donyale Nurse had made some fine saves in the first half of play and continued this performance in the second half as GCC earned several penalty corners. With time running out for both sides, a skilful solo run by striker Sarah Klautky produced a penalty corner for GCC at the final buzzer.Saints livewire Oshazay Savoury in control for Saints against the GCC War DogsMidfielder Madison Fernandes stepped up with what would be the final chance to score in the match and broke the deadlock with a powerful flick into the left corner of the net for the 1-0 GCC win.Although the Saints boys put in a sound team performance, the experienced leadership by Kareem McKenzie, Meshach Sargeant and Samuel Woodroffe, along with solid goalkeeping from Michael Hing saw the GCC Pitbulls come away with a 4-2 victory.Captain McKenzie would hammer in two penalty corner goals for GCC int eh first seven minutes of play before Tivesard Garnett could respond in similar fashion for Saints in the tenth. Halftime found the score at 2-1 for the Pitbulls. Sargeant then took over in the second half to put the match beyond reach for Saints with two field goals in the 11th and 13th minutes to end with a 4-2 victory for GCC.The Farfan & Mendes Under-16 competition saw the Bingo GCC Her-ricanes make their tournament debut against YMCA Old Fort in the girls division.Both teams featured several newcomers to the game and, despite some near misses, resulted in a 0-0 stalemate producing the first points of the competition for both sides.The GBTI GCC Spartans in true dominant fashion then made light work of the SHC Sensations by 3-0. Madison Fernandes scored a double for the Spartans while Sarah Klautky added a single.In the boys division, the SHC Silencers drew 0-0 against YMCA Old Fort but the latter would rebound in their second match of the evening to drown the Joseph Warriors by 4-0.Yusuf Branot and Daniel Woolford were the heroes for YMCA, scoring two goals each. The SHC Shockwave shocked the GCC War Dogs by 3-0 in the remaining U16 boys match.The entertaining Shakeem Fausette was in fine form, scoring the first two goals for Shockwave while Oshazay Savory added the third in the final minutes.Matches continued last evening with the finals scheduled for tomorrow..
There once was a book called “Moneyball,” and a movie, too.Hollywood loves alternate reality, you know.It was devoted to the triumph of the Oakland Athletics, a small-market team that, uh, never really triumphed but won a lot of games.They owed it to Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito, Jason Giambi and Miguel Tejada. But author Michael Lewis barely mentioned those All-Stars. Instead, he laid flowers at the feet of General Manager Billy Beane for finding undervalued role players such as Chad Bradford and Scott Hatteberg. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Vin Scully: ‘I honestly don’t belong’ in the World Series broadcast booth Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores Dodgers’ link for World Series tickets goes to Yankees’ website Whicker: Scenes from a wetting: Dodgers rejoice, reflect in Chicago It was a neat narrative for those who think baseball fits neat narratives. Since Beane is still there, and the Athletics have squatter’s rights on the American League West cellar, there has been no sequel.Too bad Lewis didn’t wait a few years. The real Moneyball is played at Dodger Stadium.Clayton Kershaw started Game 5 of the NLCS. True, he makes $33 million this year. But the other eight players on Dave Roberts’ lineup card came from the baseball equivalent of Dollar General.Kiké Hernandez makes $550,000, which comes out to $183,333 per Game 5 home run. Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Austin Barnes and Charlie Culberson made about the same thing. Justin Turner signed a new deal in January and makes $12 million, but last year he made $5.1 million.Logan Forsythe draws $5.785 million and Yasiel Puig made $6.5 million. You don’t have to be Roger Daltrey to call that a bargain. General Manager Andrew Friedman has played advanced Moneyball before. In 2008 he ran the Tampa Bay Rays, who won the American League with the third-lowest payroll in baseball.He has the highest now. The same principles apply. Grow your own and then never quit looking for the blue sapphire in the rough.“I want to make sure I give credit to (former GM) Ned Colletti and (former manager) Don Mattingly for laying the foundation for this,” Friedman said in the Dodgers’ party room late Thursday night. “They put together a strong roster. We were able to give those players the help they needed.”Colletti and scouting director Logan White deserved that. White drafted Kershaw, Bellinger and Corey Seager, and Colletti signed Puig. Their regime also converted Kenley Jansen from scuffling catcher to majestic closer.But Friedman and his full Cabinet of advisers have made their methods clear. They wanted better defense, which is why they shipped out Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon. And they wanted versatility and depth. The Dodgers never deserved the “Best Team Ever” balderdash, but from 1-through-40 they might have the most useful roster MLB has seen in many years.They also had the minor league assets to get two starting pitchers at the past two trade deadlines, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish, which made it possible for Kershaw to pitch on normal rhythm.Strength in numbers, as they say at Golden State. It’s not who has the best players, but the most good ones. If it wasn’t that way, Barry Bonds would have a ring or three.In putting this together the Dodgers somehow brought competitive pressure into this game of guaranteed contracts.Yasmani Grandal hit 22 home runs. He started one NLCS game out of five.When Joc Pederson backslid this year, the Dodgers briefly sent him down to Oklahoma City and then left him off the NLDS roster. He hit 51 homers in 2015-16 and had an .847 slugging percentage.No one dreamed Pedro Baez would be outside the playoff roster. He had a 1.13 ERA on Aug. 13 and owned the eighth inning. Then it got repossessed. Baez struggled and the Dodgers did not have time to order new parts. He sat, and the bullpen has allowed 14 baserunners in 28-2/3 innings in the playoffs.But Grandal, Baez and Pederson kept any resentments to themselves. Contrast that to the tension when Kemp, Puig, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier were playing musical chairs in the outfield.But then who thought the Dodgers would pummel the Cubs by a cumulative 28-8 without Seager?Time keeps favoring the Dodgers. They have a long weekend to recover from their Chicago high. Hernandez, whose mother watched the game in Puerto Rico on a generator-powered TV, noted that he hit more home runs in Game 5 than he did in batting practice.Turner now has a career postseason OPS that is surpassed only by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.The Cubs, last year’s champs, did not score a run unless they homered.It’s enough to make Friedman consider a book. He’ll settle for a mini-Series first. Dodgers slam Cubs, reach first World Series since 1988 Whicker: Kiké Hernández, Dodgers introduce a new generation to winning Related Articles