Ameren Missouri Kicks Off ‘Renewable Choice’ Customer Initiative

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_imgAmeren Missouri Kicks Off ‘Renewable Choice’ Customer Initiative FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享St. Louis Public Radio:In a couple of years, Missouri cities and corporations could be receiving more electricity from wind power as Ameren Missouri ramps up its wind power facilities. The utility filed a proposal with the Missouri Public Service Commission on Monday to give its largest customers the opportunity to participate the Renewable Choice Program, which would supply them with electricity from wind power. Ameren Missouri generates 100 megawatts of its electricity supply from wind, but in September, it announced plans to add 700 more megawatts of wind to its portfolio — which is roughly equivalent to serving 200,000 homes. If plans are approved by state regulators, Ameren hopes to make the program available and have new wind power facilities online by 2020. “Our customers are looking for choice to meet their sustainability goals. They can procure renewable energy through Ameren as opposed to trying to acquire it themselves,” said Ajay Arora, Ameren Missouri’s vice president of environmental services and generation resource planning. The company also announced in September that it aims to cut its 2005 emission levels by 80 percent by the year 2050.  Arora said the utility is focusing primarily on wind because of rising customer demand for renewable energy and increasing affordability of wind power. “Wind technology has improved pretty rapidly and has become highly efficient,” Arora said. “So that’s really reduced prices for wind energy when combined with federal incentives for the technology.” The state of Missouri also requires all major utilities to generate 15 percent of its energy portfolio from renewable sources by 2021; Ameren Missouri is currently at 5 percent.More: More wind energy on the horizon for Ameren Missouri’s corporate and municipal customerslast_img read more


Fitcom reach kit sponsorship deal with 62 Ghanaian clubs

Posted On Aug 27 2020 by

first_imgGhana Football Association presidential aspirant, Nana Yaw Amponsah has led officials of Fitcom, Turkish giant kit manufacturers to sign a four-year kit sponsorship deal with 62 clubs in the country. Per the contract, the clubs including some Premier League sides, Division One League clubs and all 16 women’s league clubs will be provided with a set of home kit, a set of away kit, two sets of training kit, a set of tracksuit, polo shirts and bags at no financial cost. Chairman for the occasion, Frank Nelson, former Hearts of Oak management member pointed out that his checks on Fitcom indicate that the Turkish-based kit manufacturing company is a company any focused football driven country would like to be associated with.Nana Amponsah, who is also the CEO of Phar Rangers, mentioned that ” l realized branding was an area that needed attention if we want to package our football and make good money like countries like Brazil and others are doing.”I started with Phar Rangers and proposed to Fitcom why they should come to the Africa market and Ghana in particular. Branding football well makes it attractive and gives you the right kind money in return, that is why clubs outside sell one player for so much. Football is big business, and it starts with the right branding and it the reason Fitcom is here.”General Manager of Fitcom,  Demirkaya Tunahan said Nana Amponsah’s quest to take Ghana football to another level stirred his outfit to come on board saying, ” What we are witnessing today goes beyond just sponsorship, through the instrumentality of Nana Amponsah, plans are in place to establish kit shops across the country in the short term and later build kit manufacturing factories in Ghana.” Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA ) chairman Cudjoe Fianoo, who described the signing as monumental commend Nana Amponsah highly for the initiative and expressed the wish that the marriage lasts longer taking into account the benefits the clubs and Ghana in general stand to gain. A beneficiary club administrator, Alhaji Karim Gruzah (King Faisal) lauded Nana Amponsah and his team for the initiative.All being equal, the sponsorship is expected to start from the 2019/20 league season.—last_img read more


Lakers’ Byron Scott may make starting lineup changes

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgSo how likely will another change come?“Probably so,” Scott said. Which players will that involve?Bryant’s starting position will only become up for grabs whenever he needs rest. Wayne Ellington has taken that spot, averaging 10.6 points on 41 percent shooting in eight starts, seven of which coincided with Bryant’s absence. Jeremy Lin may start at point guard only if Price’s injury persists. Although Price has only averaged 5.5 points on 36.1 percent shooting, 3.8 assists and 1.2 turnovers, Scott has praised Price’s defense and hustle. Meanwhile, Lin has averaged 10.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting, 4.4 assists and 2.8 turnovers per game. Lin failed to provide a compelling case to move back to the starting lineup, posting six points on 3-of-10 shooting, three assists and three turnovers in Friday’s loss in Utah. The Lakers may make changes to their starting lineup. But where?The Lakers currently list Kobe Bryant (rest) and Ronnie Price (right elbow) as doubtful to play in Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns (24-18) at U.S. Airways Center. But the Lakers (12-29) had the day off Saturday after playing in a set of back-to-back losses on Thursday to Cleveland and Friday in Utah. They will then practice today, which will provide a clearer picture on the team’s health. Bryant had only missed Friday’s game in Utah as part of Byron Scott’s new quest to sit the Lakers’ 36-year-old star in one game of back-to-back sets. Price’s absence against the Jazz stemmed from a aggravated right elbow injury. Scott also sounded open toward shuffling the lineup for various reasons. The Lakers approach the halfway mark of the NBA season with the league’s fourth-worst record. He has also pledged he would evaluate his starting group after every 15-20 games. “I’m not too worried about that,” Lin said about starting. “The thought will occur here or there. I’m definitely human. But it just gets back to keeping the script the same every single night with what do I do, what is my approach and how do I play.” Scott had also taken away Carlos Boozer’s power forward spot in favor of Ed Davis. Does Boozer reclaim that position considering Scott believes he has “had one bad game in the last two or three weeks?” Or will things stay status quo with Davis and Jordan Hill as starters, while Boozer and newly emerged rookie center Tarik Black come off the bench?The Lakers’ small forward position seems just as firm.Wesley Johnson has started 38 games at small forward over Nick Young because Scott likes Johnson’s defensive versatility and Young’s scoring to bolster the bench. Even when Johnson missed three games last week because of a strained right hip flexor, Ryan Kelly took that spot. With Young’s recent cold shooting streak, Scott’s likelihood to reward him with a starting role seems unfounded. Still, considering the Lakers’ personnel and injuries, all of this talk about change might just end up as things staying status quo. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more