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South Africa’s coal-dependent state utility seeking bids for first battery storage project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:South Africa’s state-owned power utility, which relies on coal to generate most of the nation’s electricity, issued a request for bids to build its first battery-energy storage system, according to a tender document seen by Bloomberg.Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. has received funding from institutions including the World Bank and African Development Bank, which it will use for the project, the utility said in a request for bids issued July 31. The funding will include design and construction of the system at the Sere Wind Farm Facility in Western Cape province.South Africa has plans to diversify its energy mix in a move away from coal, which is used for about 85% of the country’s power generation. Eskom is specifically considering green funding to offset debt and to re-purpose coal plants.Battery storage can save fuel costs and reduce grid congestion, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. It can also balance a greater use of renewable sources that provide intermittent power.The bids will close Sept. 11, according to the documents. The request refers to the Eskom Investment Support Project and Eskom Renewables Support Project.[Paul Burkhardt]More: South Africa’s coal-dependent Eskom calls for battery-power storage South Africa’s coal-dependent state utility seeking bids for first battery storage projectlast_img read more

Obaseki inaugurates 2020 NSF Secretariat

first_imgRelatedPosts We have finally caged Edo politics lions, says Gov. Obaseki Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo 2020: We lost singly because of Oshiomhole — APC chieftain Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Monday inaugurated the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival Secretariat, preparatory to hosting the festival scheduled to begin on March 20 in the state. Speaking to journalists after the inauguration, the governor described the secretariat as a world class. Obaseki said the campaigns for the sports festival would begin in a week’s time, while President Muhammadu Buhari would receive the torch of the game by the end of the month. He noted that the physical infrastructure needed for the games were completed. “Athletes are being organised for camping and all major areas that will ensure success of the game have been taken care of,” he said. In his remarks, Deputy Governor Phillip Shaibu said the state was prepared to host and win. Shaibu said the Edo Sports Festival holding from February 10 would be used to select athletes from across the 18 local government areas of the state to represent the state at the NSF. He said: “The state gold medalists are seeded for the finals of the state festival and we are using the festival to get new talents from across the state.” According to him, camping for the NSF will begin at the end of the state sports festival. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NSF Secretariat, located within the  Government House, has different sections, including the Accounts, Administration, Information and Communication Technology.Tags: 2020 NSFEdo StateGodwin ObasekiMuhammadu BuhariPhillip Shaibulast_img read more

Jalen Ramsey offers advice to Leonard Fournette, only adding to Jaguars’ drama-filled offseason

first_img“You know they been clowns brudda… #GETOUT lol,” Ramsey’s tweet reads.You know they been clowns brudda… #GETOUT lol— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) March 30, 2020FREE AGENCY GRADES: Best and worst moves of NFL offseasonWhile it seems to be in direct response to Fournette’s dislike of the original interview — one in which the AP’s Mark Long said he doesn’t believe Fournette will play “another down” with Jacksonville — it’s the latest in a dramatic two seasons for the Jaguars. Ramsey forced himself out of Jacksonville last season, making his way to Los Angeles for two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick.But it’s not the first slice of drama for the Jags this offseason, just the most recent.Just last week, Fournette offered a recruitment pitch of free agent quarterback Cam Newton via Instagram, despite it looking like Gardner Minshew could be the answer moving forward at QB for the Jags.Would certainly be an interesting combo for the #Jaguars pic.twitter.com/LNTUyzgEcj— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) March 26, 2020In the last six months, the Jags have moved on from Ramsey, Nick Foles, Dante Fowler, Calais Campbell and potentially Yannick Ngakoue. There have been rumors surrounding the release or trade of Fournette for some time now, dating back to the 2018 season. Jalen Ramsey has a piece of advice for Leonard Fournette: Get out.The former Jaguar and current Ram sent a strong message in response to a Fournette tweet earlier in the week. Fournette called out a reporter for his opinion of the running back’s standing with the organization. Speaking of Ngakoue, he took the time on Tuesday — his birthday — to send the Jaguars a message: It’s time to move on.Let’s agree to disagree . Why hold a man from taking care of his family. It’s obvious my time is up in my current situation. Let’s both move on @Jaguars 🏁 https://t.co/XvGcSAQQkH— Yannick Ngakoue (@YannickNgakoue) March 31, 2020This all comes a few seasons after the Jaguars made the AFC championship game and were a few plays (and a good quarterback) away from downing the Patriots and punching a ticket to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for Jacksonville, that didn’t happen, and they’ve been on a downward spiral since then.It’s all burning down in Jacksonville.last_img read more