Wind-solar hybrid project to aid India’s decarbonisation efforts

first_imgAccording to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, India’s solar-wind hybrid capacity is set to reach 11.7GW by 2023, and such facilities could play a major part in helping India reach its clean energy deployment goals. Generation The tender was awarded by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Other winners in the 1.2GW SECI auction were ABC Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Axis Energy, and AMP Energy, which secured 380MW and 130MW of capacity respectively and also received tariffs of INR2.41/kWh ($0.032/kWh). ACME Solar was awarded 90MW with a tariff of INR2.42/kWh ($0.033/kWh). This wind-solar hybrid project strengthens AGEL’s pioneer position for renewable energy hybrid projects in India. Hybrid projects are seen to enable optimal utilisation of grid infrastructure, lead to a more sustainable integration of renewable energy and works as a key enabler for growth of renewable power in India. Read more:India’s solar market looks promising after positive Q3GWEC India to help develop India’s vast wind power potential The fixed tariff for this project capacity is Rs. 2.41/ kWh ($0.032/kWh) for a period of 25 years. Vneet Jaain, CEO of Adani Green Energy: “Adani Green is committed to ramp up creation of a sustainable ecosystem for transitioning towards a greener future.” TAGSBRICSClean energydecarbonisationhybrid power solutionsIndiasolar energywind energy Previous articleTigray conflict could delay Grand Renaissance dam negotiationsNext article$15m earmarked for clean energy generation in sub-Saharan Africa Pamela Largue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Adani Renewable Energy Holding Eight, a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy, has won a contract to build a 600MW wind-solar hybrid power project in India. Sign up for the ESI Africa newslettercenter_img Featured image: Stock. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The project is expected to be commissioned in 18 months from the effective date of PPA. BRICS He added that the wind-solar project “is in line with our ambition to achieving renewable power capacity of 25GW by 2025 and becoming the world’s largest renewable power company by 2030 and contribute significantly towards India’s decarbonisation targets.”last_img read more

Rajasthan Imbroglio

first_imgNow that Mr Gehlot has won the trust vote today. For more than a month the entire Rajasthan Govt. was virtually in a standstill following the rebellion by Mr Sachin Pilot along with 18 MLAs. Things started moving fast. Mr Gehlot shifted his MLAs to a hotel in Rajasthan to save them from poaching. Mr Sachin Pilot shifted his MLAs to nearby Haryana where BJP Govt. is in power. BJP then used ED and CBI to browbeat Mr Gehlot. Mr Gehlot starts abusing Mr Sachin Pilot. BJP gives veiled support to Mr Sachin Pilot. Mr Sachin Pilot meets Mr Jyothiradithya Scindia. Rumours are afloat that Mr Sachin Pilot may join BJP and that BJP would form a Govt. in Rajasthan following its successful experiments in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Mr Sachin Pilot refused to talk to Mr Rahul Gandhi or Ms Sonia Gandhi. Mr.Gehlot sacks Mr.Pilot from Dy. Chief Ministership and the post of Party President in Rajasthan. Then Mr.Gehlot asks the Governor to convene the Assembly. The Governor on his part dithers. Says that the CM should give 21 days notice for convening the Assembly. Then asks for the business to be transacted. Sends back his request. This to and fro correspondence goes on three times. Then the Governor gives the date for convening the Assembly as 14th August. In the meanwhile, the BSP Chief Ms.Mayawathi issues a whip to her MLAs who are six in number to vote against the confidence motion as all her six MLAs have merged with the Congress.  Ms.Mayawathi has also filed a case against them as they have violated the anti-defection law and hence should lose membership of the Assembly. Mr.Sachin Pilot unable to muster enough support as to dislodge the Gehlot government does a U-turn meets Mr.Rahul Gandhi and Ms.Sonia Gandhi. A truce is brokered temporarily and Gehlot wins the vote of confidence today. A loss of face to Mr Sachin Pilot.BJP has also not succeeded in its attempt. It could succeed in Karnataka and MP because the regional satraps there cooperated with the Central Leadership to dislodge the incumbent Congress Governments. But in Rajasthan Ms.Vasundara Raje Scindia did not cooperate as she had some scores to settle with the Central Leadership of the BJP so the attempt to dislodge the Govt of Gehlot failed. Ms.Scindia has proved her point and has shown who was the boss in Rajasthan.In the end, it is the people who are the losers. As the Late Hiren Mukerjee, parliamentarian has said in one instance” all the while our nation fed on the poorest ration watch in sheer trepidation”.last_img read more

Gaslight Players back in action

first_imgHomeFeaturesEntertainmentGaslight Players back in action Staff ReportThe Gaslight Theater Players announce their upcoming production of “Suite Surrender” by Michael McKeever. It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and a legendary feud with one another in tow.Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 1930s and 1940s.The show will take place at the Gaslight Theater in Georgetown 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10, 11, 17, and 18. Tickets are $10 at the door.For more information visit www.gaslighttheaterplayers.com or call 937-618-0572. Top Searches Top Searches PastorYoungLova PreviousAberdeen to hold July 4 Celebration in the ParkNextHawkins celebrates 90th Around the WebThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthAnyone Who Wants to Lose Weight Needs to Check out This Simple Morning Ritual!Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Gaslight Players back in actionJune 20, 2015Peoples DefenderEntertainment0 Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. last_img read more

EC Shares 2016-2017 Financial Statement

first_imgIn preparation for the presentation of the 2016-2017 Audited Financial Statement at the 2017 EC Annual General Meeting, and to honour the commitment to communication openly with EC stakeholders and the equestrian community as a whole, EC is pleased to provide a summary of the 2016-2017 financial status.EC’s executive, administrative and financial teams have worked tirelessly to ensure that EC is meeting fiduciary responsibilities in the best interests of its partners, communities, members and participants.OverviewEC completed the 2016-2017 fiscal year with an unfavourable variance of $10,233 over the combined Operational and Reserved budget target for the year ended March 31, 2017. Of this budget variance amount, $9,200 was due to partner-funded projects, which were deemed ineligible at the end of the year.There are three independent fiscal components of EC’s finances – operational funds, designated equine medications funds, and “restricted” discipline-specific funds. Both revenues and expenses within these components were higher than anticipated in some areas and lower in others.The equine medications and discipline-specific funds include a reserve account, to which designated surpluses are accrued when possible, and from which designated funds are drawn as necessary. In accordance with regulations governing Not-for-Profit Organizations, EC is required to develop policies to clearly define and delineate the collection, allocation and disbursement of these reserve funds.Operational BalanceThe operational budget provides for all of the operational, infrastructural, governance and personnel expenses inherent to the maintenance of service to the constituent communities and stakeholders who rely on EC for the delivery of programs and services.Summary: Revenue = $4,278,598Expenses = $4,182,247Operational Surplus = $96,351(Depreciation = $114,390)Actual Operational Expenses = $4,067,857Actual Operational Surplus = $210,741Additional Details & Comments1. The operational fund shows a surplus of $96,000 (including depreciation of fixed assets).2. Operational revenue for EC was accrued from varied sources, and totals $4.28 million. Some of the major and disparate contributors to operational revenue include:• a) Sport licences, horse recordings (ID), national passports, and fees paid by Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) = $2.989 million• b) Sponsorships, sales and affinity, merchandise, and events = $271,000• c) Governance and operations funding = $257,000• d) Operational grant funding = $177,000• e) High performance funding = $129,000• f) Revenue from technical programs (competitions, coaches, officials, clinics, resources) and additional miscellaneous revenue = $456,000 Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Questions, Comments?Questions or comments related to the 2016-2017 Financial Statement can be directed to the EC Finance Committee at [email protected] Tags: Equestrian Canada, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. 3. Operational expenses total $4.18 million. Operational expenses account for the services which EC provides to its constituent communities and stakeholders. Some of the major operational expenses include:• a) Salaries and benefits of the 29 EC employees who provide services = $1.859 million• b) Building rental, office operating expenses = $425,000• c) Communications, IT/web costs = $98,000• d) Consultants, contractors = $240,000• e) Planning and development = $230,000• f) Governance = $132,000• g) Legal and audit costs = $44,000• h) Translation = $101,000• i) Membership admin, affiliation fees = $18,000• j) Annual convention and other events = $226,000• k) High performance expenses (travel, meetings, development) = $172,000• l) Sponsorship, affinity, marketing, merchandise, business development, organizational representation = $247,000• m) Technical programs and admin (coaching, officials, rules) = $293,000• n) Equestrian industry and horse welfare = $37,000Reserve Fund AccountsReserve funds as broken down below predominantly show a draw down on reserve funds. All planned reserve fund drawdowns are offset by a withdrawal of prior retained earnings in each reserve fund account, and as such show no operational surplus or deficit.Equine Medications Designated BudgetThe Equine Medications budget is a self-sustaining designated financial entity. Revenue accrues from the Equine Medications Fee levied at sanctioned events. Expenses are incurred solely to cover the costs associated with the administration of the Equine Medications program in accordance with EC and FEI regulations.SummaryRevenue = $491,310Expenses = $524,314From Equine Medications Designated Reserve = ($33,004)Discipline BudgetDiscipline-specific expenses are identified by the respective sport discipline committees to meet the unique needs of each respective sport discipline. Expenses over-and-above discipline-specific revenues are covered by reserve funds accrued for this purpose.SummaryRevenue = $2,025,725Expenses = $2,458,085From Discipline Designated Reserve = ($432,360) Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Hiker disappears in Northern California mountains on 5-day hike

first_imgTrinity County Sheriff’s Office(REDDING, Calif.) — Authorities suspended search-and-rescue operations for a missing hiker in the mountains of Northern California on Friday night, but said they planned to return to the area on Saturday.Daniel Komins had embarked on a solo hiking trip in the Trinity Alps, about 75 miles northwest of Redding, on Aug. 10. He has not been seen since one day later when backpackers told the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office they had seen him on the trail.The 34-year-old, who is an experienced hiker, also spoke to his girlfriend on the night of Aug. 11 and “informed her that the trip was going as planned,” according to the sheriff’s office.He was expected to return from the hike on Aug. 14.Komins’ empty car was found near the trailhead on the same day, officials said. He had food, water and backpacking supplies with him on the hike.“Komins is an experienced hiker and an Emergency Medical Technician,” the sheriff’s office said. “He has with him a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker, which is not presently operating appropriately. Komins also has with him his cellular telephone, which has seen no activity since August 11, 2019.”The search-and-rescue efforts began at daylight on Thursday and continued throughout the day on Friday with no success.The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Search, Butte County Search and Rescue, Marin County Search and Rescue, Contra Costa County Search and Rescue and the California Highway Patrol have all been involved in the search, which has included ground and helicopter teams.Forty people were involved in the ground search on Friday, the sheriff’s office said.Officials said they were widening the search area after speaking with the other hikers who had crossed paths with Komins on Aug. 11.“Based on the information provided by these individuals, additional areas have been plotted to be searched, as it appears that Komins may have deviated from his initial itinerary,” officials said.The search was set to resume at sunrise on Saturday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dragan Adzic after debacle: I take full responsibility

first_imgClick to comment Recommended for you Related Items:Dragan Adzic, Handball Rio 2106, Olympic handball, rio 2016 handball ShareTweetShareShareEmail CommentsMontenegro are out of the Olympic tournament. The silver team from London 2012 couldn’t find the rhytm and form in the three matches of Group A against Spain, Angola and Romania, which put them on the bottom with no points and only theoretical chance to qualify for the knock-out stage with wins over Brazil and Norway, and some other results on their hand…I don’t know why we have been under pressure, thighten. This kind of a cramp we didn’t have since Brazil, but Brazil 2011 and World Championship. We didn’t reach level of form enough for such a competition as Olympic tournament. Motivation was again unquestionable, but all other things…it’s on me. The full responsibility is mine, on coach, who was leading preparation and choosing the team. I am sad because of the girls, because I know how much is this important for them. I am the coach, here, from today to tomorrow, players staying – said Adzic. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Pots for Olympic Handball draw! Dragan Adzic resigns at ZRK Buducnost Dragan Adzic to lead Slovenia Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Brad Keselowski to start first after Cup Series draw for Sunday’s race at Bristol

first_img35Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing 7Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing 28Quin Houff00StarCom Racing 2Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing 3Joey Logano22Team Penske 25Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports 20Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing 24Jimmie Johnson48Hendrick Motorsports 9Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing 8Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing The starting lineup for Sunday’s Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is set.Brad Keselowski will start on the pole in the Team Penske No. 2 Ford and be joined on the front row by Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola to lead the field to green for the 500-lap, 266.5-mile race.MORE: Bristol race schedule | Pit-stall selectionsThe lineup for the race was determined by live draw, and the parameters were as follows:Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points.RELATED: Entry list for BristolHere is a look at the full lineup: 18John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports 5Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing 15Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing 32Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing 21Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing 12Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing 37Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing 23Clint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing 38Timmy Hill66MBM Motorsports Starting spotDriverCar No.Team 4Ryan Blaney12Team Penskecenter_img 27Joey Gase51Petty Ware Racing 29Ty Dillon13Germain Racing 33Ryan Preece37JTG-Daugherty Racing 6Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports 36Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports 1Brad Keselowski2Team Penske 31Garrett Smithley77Spire Motorsports 10Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing 19Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing 13William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports 26Bayley Currey53Rick Ware Racing 30Gray Gaulding27Rick Ware Racing 17Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing 34Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports 11Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports 14Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing 16Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG-Daugherty Racing 22Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing 39B.J. McLeod78B.J. McLeod Motorsports 40JJ Yeley7Tommy Baldwin Racinglast_img read more

NC County Seeks to Expand EMS

first_imgCurrently EMS staffs seven ambulances on a daily basis, Price said. It is possible EMS may purchase additional ambulances depending on where and when the ambulances are stationed. There are EMS stations in Morganton, Rutherford College, Glen Alpine, Hildebran and Jonas Ridge. The main factor for placing ambulances in the South Mountains and Lakes James areas is to decrease response times, Price said. Performance statistics are collected throughout the year, Price said. Those evaluations reveal how EMS is responding to emergencies and how the organization can improve on its response. Price said he hopes to establish a presence in the South Mountains or Lake James areas, instead of just housing ambulances at local fire departments. The feasibility report should be completed in the next few weeks, Price said. Price said EMS is working on putting together a feasibility plan which will include researching the volume of calls in the areas, response times to those calls, the cost of building stations and the cost of housing an ambulance at already-existing fire departments. “We just don’t know the extent of it,” Price said. “We don’t have a whole lot of information except that that’s our desire.” MORGANTON, NC – The Burke County Board of Commissioners has wrapped up its budget sessions and will vote on Tuesday, but one proposal is still in the works. Burke County Emergency Medical Services Director Randy Price wants to station ambulances in the South Mountains and Lake James areas.last_img read more

Toys ‘R Us Pays It Forward, Whenever ‘Layaway Santas’ Pay It Off

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreToys ‘R Us has drawn inspiration from the actions of so-called ‘layaway Santas’.The toy retailer has promised to donate $200 worth of toys, which it said is the average value of a layaway order, whenever a “Layaway Santa” visits one of its stores and pays off an order for someone in their community. The donations, which will be made to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, will continue until $1 million worth of toys are donated, the company said.(READ the story from CNBC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Moving Checklist

first_imgSix weeks prior to moveContact a real estate agent in the local area. Start by looking in the Military Buyer’s Guide of this publication.Obtain quotes from moving and self-service companies and gather DIY estimates. Decide on the type of move best for your circumstances.Determine employer-covered expenses.Four weeks prior to moveCheck the preregistration procedures to enroll children in school. Get children’s transcripts, textbook list and a copy of their current school’s grading system. Ask teachers to write descriptions of each student’s achievement level, interests and any unusual courses taken.Request that copies of all family members’ medical and dental records and birth certificates be sent to your new home. Don’t forget your pets’ veterinary records.Notify the post office of your new address and obtain a change-of-address kit. Send change-of-address cards to friends, subscription services, creditors, alumni associations, the Department of Motor Vehicles and insurance companies.Begin packing seldom-used items and dispose of unwanted items through charities — get receipts for tax purposes.Contact the IRS for forms and regulations regarding tax-deductible moving expenses.Transfer or arrange for insurance to cover your home, furnishings and automobile.Three weeks prior to moveArrange to have appliances, utilities, newspapers, laundry, phone and cable television disconnected. Check on deposits. Set up connections at your new home.Make travel arrangements.Two weeks prior to moveHandle bills, stocks, investments and banking transfers.Arrange to transport pets and plants. Some states prohibit certain plants, so research before you move.Clean cupboards and plan remaining meals so you can pack what you don’t need.One week prior to moveDiscontinue delivery services such as the newspapers.Clean and sort items in the garage and attic.Clean out your safety deposit box and place all valuables and documents together. If the items can’t be replaced, carry them with you.Two days prior to moveDefrost and dry refrigerators and freezers.Arrange for cash or traveler’s checks for trip expenses and payment to the mover upon delivery.Reconcile and close checking account. Withdraw savings.Conclude any financial matters relating to the lease or sale of your home.Pack luggage. Set aside items you will need immediately upon arrival — a few dishes, pots and pans, towels, soap, bedding, light bulbs, flashlights and toilet paper.Leave a forwarding address with new tenant or neighbor.Moving dayConfirm your delivery date with your mover and provide directions to your new residence as well as primary and secondary contact numbers or email addresses.Pay close attention to the mover’s paperwork. You will need to sign it upon completion of loading and then unloading at your new residence.Supervise the movers to make sure your instructions are understood. Review any damage to your belongings noted by the moving foreman or supervisor.Double-check your residence for forgotten items before leaving.Move-in dayClear and mark paths to all rooms to help the movers place the boxes.Supervise unloading.Note any damage to your boxes or furniture.Review paperwork carefully to make sure all your belongings arrived.last_img read more