Former Brayton Point coal plant site to host massive new battery storage facility, offshore wind link

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:The former 1,493-MW Brayton Point coal-fired power plant site in Massachusetts is being redeveloped into an offshore wind power support center that will include 400 MW of battery storage, the site owners and developers said Monday.Commercial Development Company and transmission developer Anbaric have agreed to build the Anbaric Renewable Energy Center at the CDC’s Brayton Point Commerce Center in Somerset, the companies said in a statement.“The Renewable Energy Center represents Anbaric’s broader vision for its Massachusetts OceanGrid project: high-capacity transmission infrastructure to maximize the potential of the region’s offshore wind energy resource,” Edward Krapels, Anbaric’s CEO, said.The main component of the Renewable Energy Center will be a 1200-MW high-voltage direct current converter to serve the emerging offshore wind industry. That portion of the project will require a roughly $250 million investment, the companies said. The 400 MW of battery storage will “bring an additional $400 million in investment,” according to Anbaric.The site is being prepared as the landing point for 1,200 MW of offshore wind power. Several offshore wind projects are in development in the area.More: Massachusetts coal plant to be redeveloped into offshore wind hub with 400 MW of storage Former Brayton Point coal plant site to host massive new battery storage facility, offshore wind linklast_img read more

Mexico detains drug capo, alleged ally of fugitive Guzmán

first_img MEXICO CITY – Mexican officials said on March 12 that a suspected drug gang leader captured in western Mexico was allied to the country’s most wanted fugitive and behind the killings of dozens of his rivals. Erick Valencia Salazar, alias “El 85,” captured in a major military raid on March 9 in the western city of Guadalajara, led the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel, General Ricardo Trevilla, spokesman for the National Defense Secretariat (SEDENA), said at a news conference. Valencia Salazar set up the gang with brothers Óscar Orlando and Juan Carlos Nava Valencia, who have been detained, and worked for the Sinaloa drug gang of billionaire fugitive Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Trevilla said. Valencia Salazar also allegedly created the Matazetas, or Zeta Killers, hit men blamed for killing dozens of Guzmán’s rivals from the Zetas drug gang in the eastern state of Veracruz. [AFP, 12/03/2012; Laopinion.com (Mexico), 12/03/2012] By Dialogo March 13, 2012last_img read more

NAFCU testifies on credit union reg relief Thursday

first_imgEd Templeton, NAFCU’s chair and the president and CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union in North Augusta, S.C., will testify before the Senate Banking Committee next Thursday on regulatory relief for credit unions.Templeton will focus on the association’s 2015 top priorities, Dodd-Frank burdens, field of membership issues and more. He will also use this hearing as a forum to express NAFCU’s concerns with NCUA’s second risk-based capital proposal.“NAFCU looks forward to this opportunity to present credit unions’ concerns about regulatory burden, and to discuss solutions, this early in the 114th Congress,” said Carrie Hunt, NAFCU’s senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel. “We are eager to work with Congress to lift some of that burden and enable credit unions to focus more on meeting their members’ needs.”NAFCU will appear alongside other financial trade association representatives in Thursday’s hearing, the second in a series the panel is holding on regulatory relief for credit unions and community banks. The association will address the need for statutory changes and changes that could be executed on the regulatory front now. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Lady Cardinals Fall Short Against Lady Pirates

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team had a tough loss against the Greensburg Lady Pirates 19-25, 25-21, 15-0. Even though this was our best passing game in the 1st 2 sets, the Cardinals struggled in the 3rd set. Kate Weber led the team at the serving line with 18 points for the game followed by Maggie Beiser 3 points, Catherine Streator 2 points, Izzi Price, Rhea Miller and Isabelle Wonnell 1 point each. Ingrid Tuveson and Ava Owens passed solidly so the team could setup the offense.  Weber had the only kill of the game as Lucy Abplanalp and Ella Moster each had strong hits in the game.The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team fell short against the the Greensburg Lady Pirates 25-13, 25-18.  Mary Hunter led the team with 7 points followed by Ryanna Phillips and Audrey Beiser with 3 points each and Megan Raab with 1 point. Emma Livers passed the ball well so Kate Weber could set the ball up for the 2 kills by Raab and Isabelle Wonnell.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img read more