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

Denmark to ease coronavirus restrictions further from June 8

first_imgTopics : The third reopening phase would only take place if the number of infected and hospitalizations did not “increase more than expected,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.Night clubs, music venues and gyms would remain shut until the fourth phase of the reopening which is expected to start by the beginning of August, it added.Denmark was among the first countries to restrict public gatherings and close schools, restaurants and bars in a lockdown that quickly helped curb the spread of the virus, meaning it was also one of the first European countries to open up again.So far, 10,083 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Denmark, a country of 5.8 million people, and 514 have died of the disease, according to data from health authorities. Danish museums, amusement parks and cinemas will be allowed to reopen from June 8, the government said on Friday, after it struck a deal with parliament on how restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 could be eased further.In the third phase of its reopening plan, Denmark will also increase the maximum number of people allowed to meet in public to between 30 and 50, up from a 10-person limit, it said.Danish shopping malls, schools for the oldest students and restaurants will be allowed to reopen in the coming weeks said the government late on Thursday as it enters the second phase of reopening after curbing the spread of the virus.last_img read more

Lukaku: It’s time to win trophies

first_img Press Association “I want to win titles, not just be shadowing at the top,” he told Sport/Voetbal magazine. “I want to know how it feels to play in the big games. I’m 22. It’s time to win trophies.” Lukaku has scored 36 goals in 73 appearances for Everton but believes he would have had more had he played in a central role throughout those two seasons. He was regularly the Toffees’ lone front man, but on occasions he was utilised in a wider position as part of manager Roberto Martinez’s tactical plan. However, when the goals dried up as a result, Lukaku felt the need to speak to the manager about his form. “The coach is the boss but when I notice that something is not right then I say so simply,” he said. “I am a striker. At one point I went to the coach and I said to him ‘With all due respect, as winger I’m hopeless. I will only score goals if you put me up front’. “That was true. The games that I did not score I was on the flank. I played in the middle, then I scored.” Martinez has said often Lukaku has all the capabilities to be a world-class striker and has been impressed by how he has matured during his two years at Goodison Park. The 22-year-old’s first season at Goodison Park after a £28million move from Chelsea fell well short of the previous campaign he spent on loan with the Toffees when they challenged for Champions League qualification. And despite 20 goals, including being the joint-top scorer in the Europa League, the Belgium international wants to be involved in big games. center_img Everton striker Romelu Lukaku’s insistence he wants to win trophies and will not settle for “shadowing” the top sides is likely to put a number of clubs on alert. last_img read more