Enel completes largest battery storage project in New York City

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Enel X has completed the largest battery storage project in New York City, using an unusual business model to break through in a tough market.Enel X — technically Demand Energy, later acquired by Enel — was the first to crack the code. The company built the Marcus Garvey Apartments battery in 2017, which offered resilient backup to an affordable housing community, while supplying peak power for utility Con Edison so it could avoid a costly substation upgrade. That project looks quaint by today’s standards: just 300 kilowatts/1,200 kilowatt-hours of lithium-ion batteries.The new battery delivers 4.8 megawatts/16.4 megawatt-hours, making it the largest grid battery in the five boroughs of New York City, according to Wood Mackenzie’s database of energy storage projects. It’s a sign that large-scale urban storage development is possible in the New York market, which sprang to life recently with help from a bevy of state policies and incentives.“While the value of energy storage in such a complicated and congested region made such deployments inevitable, it’s a testament to the maturing industry that such a project could move forward given the tough regulatory hoops to jump through, particularly surrounding safety,” said Daniel Finn-Foley, WoodMac’s director of energy storage research.Enel X leases space for the battery from real estate firm Related Companies. Though the battery will sit at the company’s Gateway Center, a big-box store mall in Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood, the battery connects in front of the meter for direct control by Con Ed. The battery makes money by delivering capacity to the utility as part of its Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program, which uses flexible resources to defer expensive grid upgrades (The Marcus Garvey system participated in the same program).Several other growth opportunities for storage are emerging. Con Ed is wrapping up a bulk storage procurement that called for 300 megawatts/1,200 megawatt-hours to be online by the end of 2022. New York State also is working on an air quality rule that would push the dirtiest peak power plants to switch to cleaner technology, like battery storage. The owners of the Ravenswood Generating Station on the East River recently got permission from regulators to demolish 16 old combustion turbines and replace them with 316 megawatts of battery storage. [Julian Spector]More: Enel builds New York City’s biggest battery, with a twist Enel completes largest battery storage project in New York Citylast_img read more

Mason’s move frustrates Laudrup

first_img He added: “All season I’ve said that after a game we have three or four chances to see things and then we can decide whether we thought it was or wasn’t. The referee only has two or three seconds . “But we are talking about decisions whereas what happened with the disallowed goal is against the rules. How on earth can you disallow a goal when the ball comes off an opponent? It’s like giving an offside after a throw-in! Everybody knows you cannot be offside after a throw-in. “Equally everybody knows you can never be offside if the ball comes from an opponent – and in this case it’s not coming from one opponent it’s coming from two! From the defender, to the goalkeeper and back to Roland. So how on earth can you disallow that goal?” Swansea midfielder Wayne Routledge tweeted: “Can’t even write what I want to say here or I’m definitely getting fined. Unbelievable! Watch the replays..” Even Baggies boss Steve Clarke admitted that the goal should have been given, saying: “We got a lucky break. It should have been given. It was a goal. I think it came off Ben Foster last so that is fortuitous.” Luke Moore put Swansea in front only for Romelu Lukaku to equalise with his 13th goal of the campaign before an own goal from Jonathan de Guzman earned Albion victory. Clarke added: “We got a lucky break but sometimes when you put in the effort, energy and quality we did into that game…I think we earned that little break. We deserved to win the game. Don’t be writing down that we didn’t deserve to win the game. I’m delighted because we came from behind.” Press Association Swansea boss Michael Laudrup slammed referee Lee Mason after he disallowed a last-gasp effort from Roland Lamah as his side went down 2-1 at West Brom.center_img Replays showed the ball struck Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster and defender Gareth McAuley before substitute Lamah put the ball in the net. But Mason ruled Lamah was offside and West Brom hung on for their third win in four Barclays Premier League matches. Laudrup said: “I think after every game we’re always discussing decisions taken by the referees or the linesmen. Should penalties be given or not given? Should a card be given or not given? Was it too harsh or not? One thing or the other thing.” last_img read more

President Trump Crashes MAGA-Themed Wedding, Crowd Chants USA!

first_imgA New Jersey couple held a Make American Great Again themed wedding, and the BEST MAN was in attendance, President Donald Trump.President Trump made a surprise appearance at the wedding reception Saturday night that took place at his New Jersey golf club, prompting the bride, groom and attendees to break into chants of “USA! USA!”Video circulating on social media Sunday showed Trump walk out to the reception and the bride and groom rush over to join him. The crowd then erupted in the patriotic chant.Groom P.J. Mongelli said that Trump showing up at the wedding “was a complete and utter surprise.”He said that he and his then-fiancée Nicole Marie Mongelli had sent Trump multiple invitations to attend.P.J. Mongelli said Trump first appeared during the cocktail hour to meet the bride and other family members before he made a second appearance at the reception at the request of the newlyweds.Trump crashes wedding reception at his New Jersey golf club, crowd chants ‘USA!’ | TheHill https://t.co/wHl2BOhlAG— James Hirsen (@thejimjams) July 22, 2019last_img read more