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 2035
Swiss soccer club Sion named Michael Decastel as their fifth coach in less than two years on Tuesday to replace Sebastien Fournier who quit after four months.Fournier resigned on Monday after he was reprimanded by the club for publicly accusing three players of spending a night on the town before a league match. A furious Fournier had identified the players immediately after Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by St Gallen.Decastel, who has spent the last decade coaching clubs in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, became the 26th coach to take charge of Sion since architect and former goalkeeper Christian Constantin became president of the club in 2003.The outspoken Constantin has appointed himself as coach on two occasions.Last season, Sion were involved in a complex legal battle with Uefa after they were excluded from the Europa League for fielding ineligible players.Sion lost the case and were docked 36 points for breaking the statutes of European soccer’s governing body which bans clubs from taking cases to the civil courts. However, Sion escaped relegation after Neuchatel Xamax were expelled from the league over financial irregularities, and officially finished bottom of the table.Sion signed former Italy and AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso in the close season and last week failed in an attempt to bring former Juventus and Italy player Alessandro Del Piero to the club.Fournier took over in June, replacing Vladomir Petkovic who was in charge for three matches. Before him, Laurent Rossey had managed to stay in the hot seat for an impressive 15 months.