FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed seven contracts for a combined 770 megawatts of battery energy storage projects, one of the biggest single procurements of its kind. The utility also wants to turn them on by August 2021, which would be a record-fast turnaround for projects of that magnitude.The seven projects, which still need approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, will help meet a fall CPUC order for 3.3 gigawatts of carbon-free resources to help meet the state’s grid reliability needs. Half of that solicitation is due online by August 2021, and SCE must deliver the largest share among the state’s utilities and community choice aggregators.Most of the winning projects will be co-located with existing solar farms that will charge the batteries, making them useful for integrating and smoothing the intermittency of the state’s growing share of renewable generation, as well as providing resource adequacy for times of peak demand in the late afternoons and evenings. That’s needed to replace grid capacity provided by four natural gas-fired power plants on the Southern California coast that use seawater for cooling, and have been ordered to close as soon as possible to reduce their environmental impact.SCE’s single 770-megawatt procurement “tops the entire 2019 US storage market by more than 200 megawatts,” said Daniel Finn-Foley, head of energy storage for Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The consultancy expects the U.S. storage market to grow by more than 7 times from 2019 to 2021.“The storage market is approaching a deployment acceleration over the next two years that will be unprecedented in recent U.S. electricity history,” Finn-Foley said.NextEra Energy Resources will build three of the SCE projects, which are also the largest of the seven selected by the utility. Those include a 230 megawatt/920 megawatt-hours project connected to NextEra’s 250-megawatt McCoy solar farm, and two projects of 115 megawatts/460 megawatt-hours apiece adjacent to NextEra’s two Blythe Solar Energy Center solar farms. All are located in Riverside County.[Jeff St. John]More: Southern California Edison contracts mammoth 770MW energy storage portfolio to replace California gas plants Southern California Edison contracts 770MW of battery storage to replace gas plants
Buyers Deslea Sneddon and Marshall Vann were extatic to be the new owners of 9 Faversham Street, Wooloongabba. Photo: Mark Cranitch.In other results, the architectural river-park fronting wonder at 71 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga achieved a brilliant results of $2.5 million with the Victorian buyer delivering a knockout final bid.It was quite a duel that saw the southern couple secure a Brisbane base.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoAt the other end of the quality scale, 33 Baynes St, Highgate Hill was a renovator set on a 556sq m site with a double street frontage.Despite the obvious need for upgrades, it sold under the hammer for $1.225 million after 52 bids were made during the course of its auction.Up north, Gordon McDonald of The Auction Group reports a three-bedroom top-floor unit with unbelievable river views at 4/3 Russell St Noosaville sold for $2.025 signalling another strong prestige sale for Southeast Queensland’s northern beaches.“It was a really tightly held, small complex of five,” Mr McDonald said.“Only a couple of them have sold over the last 28 years.”Damon Lewis of Ray White New Farm said despite 25 Baldwin St Ascot passing in today for $1.95 million, he expects a signed contract is imminent.The five-bedroom, two-bathroom, fully renovated home on 658sq m attracted a lot of interest according to Mr Lewis.“We had a big crowd,” he said.Mr Lewis said they’re negotiating with the top bidder, but with four other potential buyers waiting on the outcome, he’s sure to have the property away soon.In Toowong, Bryony O’Neill of Bryony O’Neill Estate Agents had more luck.Ms O’Neill had just two registered bidders keen on 33 Curlew St, but that was all she needed to see a successful sale under the hammer. Auctioneer, Andrew Degn got away 9 Faversham Street, Wooloongabba today. Photo: Mark Cranitch.It was a mixed bag for auctioneers at Brisbane events today, and while some sellers were celebrating their good fortune, others will have to put the bubbly back on ice for a few more days.‘Location! Location! Location!’ was the catchcry at 9 Faversham St, Woolloongabba.The highset timber cottage had all those cracking early 1900s features that buyers love with VJ ceilings and linings, and hardwood floors.The home was also set on a comparatively massive 617sq m block.But it was the location that really drove demand for the home, said Andrew Degn, agent and auctioneer with Place Real Estate.“Close to city and close to schools — it’s a good spot. In this little enclave here it’s very rare to get a house of this calibre available,” he said.Mr Degn said local buyers had shown the most interest.“Mostly local families want to live in this location on a nice big flat family block with a good view and good aspect, and there’s been lots of money spent in this street so it’s growing (in value).”While there were more than five registered bidder, only three managed to be part of the action.An opening bid of $700,000 was the beginning of $20,000 increments until things started to tighten around $820,000.It was then back and forth between two bidders until at $875,000, a new buyer entered the fray.A tussle ensued and it was only at $932,000 the hammer came down and the new buyer, who had been the first bidder, was congratulated.Successful bidder, Marshall Vann, immediately apologised to the young man who’d missed out, but he and wife Deslea Sneddon were over the moon to have the home under contract. The veranda at 33 Curlew St, Toowong will be a great spot for the new owners to relax.The beautiful lowset three-bedroom Colonial with giant verandas and heritage features achieved a very impressive $1.385 million at auction.“They’d made multiple inspections of the property — both parties — so it was good — I’m very pleased with the result,” Ms O’Neill said. Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair
Despite failing to meet expectations a season ago, the No. 1 ranked Trojans begin 2011 atop the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II poll for the second consecutive year. The team has also been voted by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s coaches as the co-favorite to win the conference.Star power · Senior opposite hitter Murphy Troy is considered by many to be a serious candidate for National Player of the Year. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan “It’s nice that people think of us that way, but we’re concerned with the process of getting there at the end of the year,” USC coach Bill Ferguson told USCTrojans.com.USC has a plethora of talent, returning five out of six starters from last season, when they finished with a No. 7 national ranking but just sixth in MPSF play.The 2011 squad is led by the senior co-captain duo, composed of senior setter Riley McKibbin and senior opposite hitter Murphy Troy.The explosive and cannon-armed Troy will return for his fourth season as USC’s starting opposite hitter. The perennial All-American has amassed 1,526 kills and 105 aces, putting him on track to break the USC career records in both categories.Troy will also be a preseason contender for National Player of the Year recognition.The heady McKibbin will return for his third season as the Trojans starting setter. Last year, he led the team with 1,384 assists and 235 digs. McKibbin is also an All-American candidate.“The seniors have been great leaders this year and keeping guys focused on what’s really important,” Ferguson said. “We’ve been through this [before], so they understand what it takes.”To open the season, the Trojans started off strong in a sweep over Alberta, Canada’s No. 2 ranked squad. Junior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli led the team with 12 kills and six digs, while Troy added 11 kills.Though the Trojans swept Cal State Northridge in a pre-season match, Ferguson knows this game won’t be easy.“They’re a no-frills team, blue collar team that really works their tails off,” Ferguson said.The Matadors also come into the night with a reputation as one of the nation’s strongest serving teams.Still, Ferguson stressed that the team’s focus is on what they can control.“We need to focus on our side of the net and execute,” Ferguson said. “If we play solid defense, set up a strong block, serve well, side out and execute our gameplan, things will be very good for us.”First serve will be at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center.
Industry conference and exhibition Betting on Esports 2017 is taking place in London at the Kensington Olympia this September 13-15. Millennial Esports is the Platinum Sponsor of this event which’ll include a dedicated esports betting exhibition area, six panels with over 25 speakers, a FIFA tournament and ample networking for the duration. Betting on Esports is a part of the wider Betting on Sports Conference (#BOSCON2017) which’ll bring together the gambling industry and relevant connected stakeholders with over 1,000 attendees expected. Alex Igelman, Millennial EsportsHere we caught up with Alex Igelman, Millennial Esports CEO, ahead of the event. Esports Insider: Why did you decide to exhibit, sponsor and speak at Betting on Esports?Alex Igelman: Rarely do we have the opportunity to be in front of such a diverse group of business executives and decision makers as we will at BoE. The event will be a great networking opportunity for our company and affords the chance to introduce our products and services to an entire industry in one convenient setting.ESI: Millennial has been making some interesting moves in the space such as the acquisition of Stream Hatchet and Ideas + Cars. Where is Millennial trying to position itself as a company in the industry?Alex: We are a publicly traded pure play esports company and as such are focused on many aspects of the industry. We believe that esports is still evolving and we are witnessing its early development. We have identified key sectors in the esports ecosystem that we feel have the greatest potential, are underserved or both. “Rarely do we have the opportunity to be in front of such a diverse group of business executives and decision makers as we will at BoE”By making strategic investments and acquisitions, we are leading the way in many of these areas. Our vision of Las Vegas as a global hub for esports was a key factor in our decision to build the first permanent studio and arena there. The lack of relevant business intelligence for interested parties, brands and sponsors in the streaming sector led us to acquire StreamHatchet. We will continue to seek out unique opportunities, make strategic investments and acquisitions and break new ground in the esports ecosystem.ESI: What are your thoughts on the future of esports betting in Las Vegas? The Senate 420 Bill is an exciting proposition for operators and stakeholders there…Alex: The State of Nevada has always led the world in terms of gaming and betting. The State’s approach to esports betting is cautious yet pioneering.“In the foreseeable future a bet on a Rocket League or DOTA match will be as common as a bet on an NFL or NBA game”I think that the future is bright for esports betting but it will take time to evolve. In the foreseeable future a bet on a Rocket League or DOTA match will be as common as a bet on an NFL or NBA game. I am confident in time you will see the esports betting market blossom in Nevada.ESI: What can attendees look forward to hearing you discuss on the ‘Saving Las Vegas’ panel?Alex: Well I don’t want to give away everything before the panel, but I think the audience will hear some interesting updates as to where Las Vegas currently is with esports and where it is heading!ESI: Millennial’s latest acquisition was a company called IDEAS+CARS – what interested you in this? Alex: Motorsports and racing has mass universal appeal. The average person may not understand League of Legends or Hearthstone, but that same person is quite familiar with motorsports and racing. I believe that the esports racing genre has huge potential and our acquisition of Ideas and Cars solidifies our position in the sector. Darren Cox is a pioneer in racing and esports and with him at the helm, we are confident we are on the right track (no pun intended).ESI: Where do you see the esports opportunity for European casinos? After all, this isn’t Las Vegas…Alex: Frankly, at the end of the day the millennial generation of Europe is quite similar to the millennial generation of North America, Asia, or anywhere else in the world for that matter.“Casino operators need to be prepared to adapt or get ready to close their doors”It is not the case of the European casino market being different than its counterpart across the pond. It’s a matter of getting in touch with what the new customer is seeking in terms of entertainment value and being ready and able to deliver it. Ultimately, the experience will not be exactly the same on both continents but the writing’s on the wall for everyone. Casino operators need to be prepared to adapt or get ready to close their doors.As a part of SBC Global, Esports Insider is an organiser of the Betting on Esports conferenceAnyone with any questions can reach out via [email protected]