Developer Invenergy proposes large solar-plus-storage project in Wisconsin

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wisconsin State Journal:The developer of a proposed solar farm in Iowa County is planning a second solar farm in Kenosha County that could feature the first utility-scale battery storage in Wisconsin. Chicago-based Invenergy last week submitted an engineering plan for a 200-megawatt solar farm with a 50-megawatt battery component.That’s larger than any battery currently deployed on the nation’s power grid and the first in the state of Wisconsin, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Invenergy has installed 31.5-megawatt batteries in Illinois and West Virginia, which account for most of the capacity in the company’s advanced storage portfolio.Batteries enable renewable energy sources like wind and solar to deliver power on demand, similar to traditional fossil fuel generators. They can also contribute to grid stability and provide reserve capacity to meet peaks in demand.“With batteries, it can compete in the marketplace in multiple ways,” said Andy Olsen, a senior policy advocate with the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Madison. “Not only on the power but when we get the power, which matters quite a bit.”Invenergy says it plans to submit a permit application to the Public Service Commission in April. Company spokeswoman Beth Conley said the Paris solar farm is being proposed as a developer-owned project but the company is in talks with potential utility buyers.As of December, there were 119 utility-scale batteries with a combined capacity of 845 megawatts deployed nationwide, according to the EIA. Only two dozen of those are larger than 10 megawatts.More: Proposed Kenosha County solar farm could feature Wisconsin’s first utility-scale battery Developer Invenergy proposes large solar-plus-storage project in Wisconsinlast_img read more

PDEA tightens watch on WV seaports for holidays

first_imgMeanwhile in Iloilo City, PDEA conductedrandom paneling and profiling of passengers at the Iloilo Fast Craft Terminallocated in Barangay Progreso, Lapuz district. ILOILO City – The Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency (PDEA) are stepping up its campaign against illegal drugsthis Christmas season by curbing drug smuggling through the ports and highseas. To ward off entry of narcotics the region, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 6 deploys K-9 units at Kalibo International Airport in Aklan province. PDEA REGION 6 On Dec. 16, PDEA K9 conducted andinterdiction unit conducted random inspection at the cargo warehouse andbaggage conveyors of the Kalibo International Airport in Aklan province. PDEA national director General AaronAquino, said unmanned runways and private ports have become favorite landingspots for private airplanes, seaplanes and even yachts, loaded with bulk ofillegal drugs. PDEA’s on-going inspections aim to wardoff entry narcotics in the region and send warning to couriers that areas aremonitored regularly for any possibility of illegal drug transactions and thisholiday season. (With a report from PDEARegion 6/PN) PDEA has established seaportinterdiction units assigned in key seaports in the region and has entered intoagreements with the sea authorities that empowered the inspection of allmaritime transportation. PDEA also conducted random paneling andprofiling at Tumanda Wharf in Barangay Cabano, San Lorenzo, Guimaras last week. The antidrug agency said a markedincrease in the demand for illegal drugs is expected this Christmas seasonbecause people have more money and a lot of parties take place.last_img read more