Dominion planning nearly 24GW of renewable capacity and battery storage in Virginia by 2035

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Dominion Energy Virginia anticipates a massive roll-out of solar and offshore wind generation over the next 15 years as the utility reduces emissions and aligns its portfolio with Virginia’s new clean energy mandates.The Dominion Energy Inc. subsidiary, known legally as Virginia Electric and Power Co., plans to add about 5,100 MW of offshore wind, nearly 16,000 MW of solar and about 2,700 MW of energy storage to its portfolio through the end of 2035, according to its 2020 integrated resource plan filed May 1 with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.While Dominion Energy Virginia has called for the addition of between 2,425 MW and nearly 3,700 MW of natural gas capacity in previous forecasts, the 2020 integrated resource plan, or IRP, includes “placeholders” for only two 485-MW natural gas-fired facilities. The utility said this is necessary “to address probable system reliability issues resulting from the addition of significant renewable energy resources and the retirement of coal-fired facilities.”Dominion Energy Virginia in a May 1 news release said it also has issued a request for proposals seeking bids for up to 1,000 MW of solar and onshore wind generation, as well as up to 250 MW of energy storage.The Virginia Clean Economy Act, which takes effect July 1, requires American Electric Power Co. Inc. utility Appalachian Power Co. to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2050, while Dominion Energy Virginia must hit that benchmark by 2045.Dominion Energy Virginia and Appalachian Power must “retire all generating units principally fueled by oil with a rated capacity in excess of 500 [MW] and all coal-fired electric generating units operating in the Commonwealth” by Dec. 31, 2024. The bill provides an exception for coal plants co-owned with a cooperative utility and for Dominion Energy Virginia’s 624-MW Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center. The law requires the utilities to “retire all other electric generating units located in the Commonwealth that emit carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to generate electricity” by Dec. 31, 2045.[Darren Sweeney]More ($): Dominion plans to add nearly 24,000 MW of renewables and storage through 2035 Dominion planning nearly 24GW of renewable capacity and battery storage in Virginia by 2035last_img read more

Bridging the brand gap between marketing & staff

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Marketing may put the public face on the brand, it is the staff who must live the brand every day. Great credit union brands are built with a triangle approach:  management, staff, and members. In an ideal world management leads the brand, staff lives the brand and members love the brand.In many cases, effective brands fail at the staff level because of that gap between the brand and staff. Successful brands involve staff at every level. Financial institutions doing branding must conduct brand training with their staff and develop brand standards for their staff.Credit Union Of Texas ($1.2 billion, Dallas, TX) recently rebranded their credit union. As part of that rebrand, they took each staff member through brand training—almost 300 employees.“We wanted all of our people buying into our new brand,” said Chris Lederer, vice president of marketing and brand management. “The training gave employees the opportunity to understand the critical role they play—from frontline to support staff. Branding is not just about marketing—it’s about how staff delivers that brand to our members and each other every day.” continue reading »last_img read more

BAAC present local Armchair Artist series

first_imgBatesville, IN—Armchair Artists is a new 3-week Batesville Area Arts Council series where local musicians will share their talents with you in the comfort of your own home. Since everyone is spending more time than usual at home, the BAAC has asked five local artists to put on a Livestream performance to share with our community.Starting this evening, Morgan Kramer will perform live on the BAAC Facebook page starting at 7 pm and Derek Foster will perform this Saturday, May 2.  So check it out on the BAAC Facebook page at 7 pm, grab a seat on the back porch or living room, and enjoy the many talented musicians in our community.last_img read more

McIlroy misery as Open dreams die

first_img ” After much consideration, I have decided not to play in the Open Championship at St Andrews,” McIlroy wrote on Instagram. “I’m taking a long term view of this injury and, although rehab is progressing well, I want to come back to tournament play when I feel 100% healthy and 100% competitive. “Thank you for all your support and best wishes. I hope to be back on the course as soon as I can…. In the mean time, come on Andy!!!” That was a reference to McIlroy’s friend Andy Murray, who could be seen in the Instagram post on television playing his Wimbledon quarter-final as McIlroy watched with his foot in what appeared to be a soft brace, but out of the protective boot he was pictured wearing on Monday. The clash between McIlroy and Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth had been eagerly anticipated and McDowell said: “I t’s hugely disappointing, especially with him and Jordan and everything that’s going on. It was looking a really exciting Open for all involved. ” I was reading between the lines as to what the description of his injury was. I wasn’t expecting him to play in the Open, so I’m not surprised he’s pulled out. But it’s a massive blow for the tournament, he’s the world’s number one player. We hope for a speedy recovery. “No one would love to stop Jordan in his tracks next week more than Rory. With the fun rivalry going on and everything, he’s going to be gutted. I saw the golf course last Saturday and I believed that Rory was rightly a favourite. I thought he’d get it done round there.” Former US Open champion Justin Rose added: ” I would have been surprised if he was there given the initial diagnosis but it’s a big shame for him and the tournament.” McIlroy’s defence of the Bridgestone Invitational in a month’s time and the following week’s US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits is also in serious jeopardy as he 26-year-old could face months on the sidelines. World number one Rory McIlroy will be “gutted” to miss out on the defence of his Open Championship title next week, according to Ryder Cup team-mate Graeme McDowell. Andrew Roche, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Lister Hospital in London, told Press Association Sport on Monday: ”If it is a high-grade injury, a complete rupture, there would almost certainly be a lot of swelling, a lot of bruising and it would be painful. ”Everyone is different and it very much depends on the severity but it could mean three months out of action.” McIlroy is the first player not to defend his Open title since Ben Hogan in 1954 – Hogan won the Claret Jug at Carnoustie in 1953 in his only appearance in the event. A statement on the Open Championship Twitter account read: “We are naturally very disappointed that Rory will be unable to defend his title at St Andrews next week. “Rory will play in many more Open Championships and our primary concern is for his complete recovery. Everyone associated with The Open wishes Rory the very best as he looks to return to full fitness.” Florida-based Scot Russell Knox, who was first reserve, replaces McIlroy in the field at St Andrews. The 30-year-old’s wife told him the news via text message while he was playing in the pro-am at Gullane. “Everyone is gutted for Rory,” Knox said. “He is in the prime of his career and would have had a great chance. Nobody wants to get in because someone got injured but I am happy I am in the field and can’t wait to give it a blast. “What Scot does not want to play in the Open, let alone an Open at St Andrews.? I’m going to go all John Daly on it, get in the last minute and go and win.” Daly famously won the 1991 US PGA at Crooked Stick after initially being ninth reserve and driving through the night to reach Indiana in time for the first round. McIlroy revealed on Monday that he had suffered a ”total rupture” of the anterior talofibular ligament in his left ankle while playing football with friends. The 26-year-old pulled out of this week’s Scottish Open at Gullane and although he initially did not rule himself out of competing at St Andrews, the four-time major winner said on Wednesday he was taking a “long-term view” of the injury. Press Associationlast_img read more