U.K. Marks a Milestone in Industrial-Scale Grid Storage

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Britain’s switch to greener energy will take another significant step forward this week with the opening of an industrial-scale battery site in Sheffield.E.ON said the facility, which is next to an existing power plant and has the equivalent capacity of half a million phone batteries, marked a milestone in its efforts to develop storage for electricity from windfarms, nuclear reactors and gas power stations.The plant, housed in four shipping containers, is the type of project hailed by the business secretary, Greg Clark, as crucial to transforming the UK’s energy system and making it greener.Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, is building a 49MW facility on the site of a former power station in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, while EDF Energy is working on one of the same size at its West Burton gas power station in Nottinghamshire.David Topping, the director of business, heat and power solutions at E.ON, said: “This is a milestone for E.ON in the new energy world and an important recognition of the enormous potential for battery solutions in the UK.”The utility-scale batteries are being built in response to a request from National Grid, the owner of Britain’s power transmission network, for contracts to help it keep electricity supply and demand in balance, which is posing an increasing challenge for the grid as more intermittent wind and solar comes online.Balancing supply and demand is essential for keeping the frequency of electricity constant at 50Hz across the UK. The ability of batteries to respond to demand in less than a second makes them ideal for the task, with earlier sources of backup power much slower at just under 10 seconds.E.ON has secured £3.89m of the £65.9m of contracts awarded for the service, though National Grid estimates the batteries will save it £200m over four years.Leon Walker, the commercial development manager at National Grid, said: “Using battery storage is a significant development for managing the national grid. It’s an ultra-fast way of keeping electricity supply and demand balanced.”More: Mega-battery plant to come online in Sheffield U.K. Marks a Milestone in Industrial-Scale Grid Storagelast_img read more

Liverpool can claim title with help from Man City’s opponents

first_imgLiverpool can still wrap up the Premier League title this week despite a 0-0 setback against Everton on Sunday, but they need other results to help them.Jurgen Klopp’s red men need just five points to secure their first league title since 1990, having built a 25-point lead ahead of Manchester City before the coronavirus-enforced suspension. Should City fail to beat Burnley on Monday, a win at their Anfield home against Crystal Palace on Wednesday would confirm Liverpool’s status as England’s new Premier League kings.Pep Guardiola’s side also travels to fourth-placed Chelsea on Thursday and any dropped points at Stamford Bridge could also hand Liverpool the title.Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold says the long break has been “frustrating” but he remains upbeat that the reigning European champions will eventually receive their much-anticipated reward.“If you can imagine your ultimate dream and be so, so close to it – two steps away from it really – and someone saying, ‘you need to wait over 100 days then you might get it’. It was quite frustrating,” said Alexander-Arnold.“But the league position hasn’t changed, our mentality hasn’t changed and that is to win every game, push boundaries, break records, win the league and be remembered.” At the bottom of the table, it is much tighter with West Ham United sitting equal to 18th-placed Bournemouth’s 27 points on the edge of the relegation zone.The Hammers were beaten 2-0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their restart fixture on Saturday and French defender, Issa Diop, says they are feeling pressured ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.“We have to find a level and win games quickly,” Drop said.“I think it’s easy to say but it’s hard to do it, but we have to do it and we’re going to give everything to do it.“I hope we’re going to do it in the next game. We have no choice.” Brighton travel to third-placed Leicester in Tuesday’s other game full of confidence after a last gasp 2-1 win over Arsenal helped them earn a five-point gap from the drop zone.“It feels amazing, a big three points for us,” said Brighton boss, Graham Potter.“We know where we are at, we know the margins are small in the Premier League and you have to turn them in your favour and that’s what we have tried to do.“Regardless of the table, we have to keep fighting.”RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel On Wednesday, Manchester United and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves are neck and neck in a battle for a Champions League spot, which could be the fifth-place if Manchester City’s two-year UEFA ban is upheld.United and Wolves both have 46 points in fifth and sixth as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side host Sheffield United while Wolves are visited by Bournemouth.Solskjaer’s attacking options have been boosted by the return of French midfielder Paul Pogba, who played well alongside Portuguese January signing Bruno Fernandes on Friday against Spurs.“We’re a club that wants the best players in the world playing together,” said Solskjaer after the 1-1 draw.“I think Paul showed he can play with Bruno.“Paul got a penalty for us and Bruno scored the goal.”In Wednesday’s other matches, Aston Villa travels to Newcastle United and bottom club Norwich City host Everton.Then, on Thursday before City play Chelsea, Arsenal visit Southampton and Burnley face Watford.dpa/NAN.Tags: Burnley FCChelsea FCEnglish Premier LeagueEPL titleLiverpoolManchester Citylast_img read more

Indians’ Francisco Lindor pleads with MLB teams to extend netting after foul ball hits little boy

first_imgMeanwhile, Lindor stood outside the batter’s box looking at the crowd and was obviously upset.“As soon as I hit it, I knew it was headed to somebody,” Lindor said, via Cleveland.com. “I hit it hard. I got over on the ball. It stinks. Related News Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is begging for MLB teams to extend protective netting after his foul ball hit a little boy Sunday.While facing off against the Royals at Progressive Field, Lindor fouled a 92 mph pitch behind the Royals’ dugout and into the crowd in the sixth inning. Immediately afterward, a man was seen sprinting up the stairs with a small child in his arms. Corey Kluber injury update: Indians ace (broken arm) ramps up mound work “I encourage every MLB team to put the nets all the way down (to the foul pole). I know it’s all about the fans’ experience to interact with the players. I completely get that. You want to have that interaction with the players, getting autographs and stuff. But at the end of the day, we want to make sure everybody comes out of the game healthy. We’ve got to do something about it.“Everybody feels bad. If we can put the nets a little farther down, it would be a a lot better.”While the team didn’t release any further information on the incident, Lindor said he tracked down where the child was being treated to make sure he was going to be all right.“He’s in the hospital right now,” Lindor said. “I came over immediately and tried to find out where he was. The paramedics were checking him here.”Once I got out of the game, they let me know that he’s doing OK. He’s doing good. He’s in the hospital getting checked out. He’s talking and answering questions and his eyes look good. That’s a good sign. Hopefully, every test they run on him comes back good. MLB wrap: Dodgers shut out Marlins, complete sweep MLB trade rumors: Padres ‘most serious’ suitor for Trevor Bauer “You don’t want that to happen to anybody, especially a little kid.”According to Lindor, the boy is 3 years old.So far, six MLB teams have extended the protective netting farther down the foul lines since 2018. However, more people have been hit with foul balls beyond the netting, including a little girl at an Astros-Cubs game in May.last_img read more


first_imgTHEY’VE loads of reasons to be celebrating in Milford this week.Having landed the U21B Championship at the weekend, CLG Baile na nGalloglach will be in celebratory mood again this Christmas when players arrive home from the four corners of the world for a challenge game.The Milford Exiles v Milford throws in at Moyle Park this St Stephen’s Day at noon. “In recent years our Club, like many others, has lost many many players to emigration and already there are players confirmed to be returning from far flung places,” said club spokesman Barry McNulty.“They are home or on their way home from Perth, New York, London, Edmonton, Newcastle, Glasgow, and even throughout Ireland.“Indeed some of our recently, and not so recently, retired players will also be togging out for what should be a great days craic!“Throw in time for the game is 12 midday and later in the evening there will be a presentation in Dusty’s Bar, Milford.” All welcome to what should be a great chance to catch up with old friends and team mates and relive some of the golden memories.Pictured above are Milford’s U21 B Champions who defeated St Mary’s of Convoy in the final. HOW LOCAL GAA CLUB IS BRINGING HOME ITS PLAYERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR MATCH was last modified: December 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLG Baile na nGalloglachdonegalexiles matchMilfordlast_img read more