Equinor, Orsted submit bids for New York’s 2.5GW offshore wind solicitation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Newsday:Norwegian energy conglomerate Equinor has bid to create another 2,500 megawatts of offshore wind power for New York state and Long Island with two projects. One, which would connect to the local electric grid in Nassau County, would more than double the number of turbines off Long Island to some 200. A second would be built around 50 miles from Montauk Point and connect to the state grid in Queens. The plan would also include conducting assembly work in Brooklyn.In disclosures Tuesday in response to a state request for proposals, Equinor said it would bolster its already state-awarded, 819-megawatt Empire Wind project off Long Island’s South Shore with another called Empire Wind 2 that will add 1,260 megawatts. Turbines of at least 10 megawatts each would mean that the prior project’s 80 or so turbines could be joined by another 120. Equinor’s federally approved lease area off Long Island encompasses some 80,000 acres, starting 15 miles due south of Long Beach and extending east and south.Equinor on Tuesday also submitted plans to offer a second project called Beacon Wind that would be built 50 miles from Montauk Point, off the coast of Massachusetts. It would be 1,230 megawatts and connect through Long Island Sound to Queens.The new proposals came in response to a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority bid request. In a statement, Siri Espedal Kindem, president of Equinor Wind U.S., said the company’s plans would include “significant new benefits for New York — from workforce training, economic development, and community benefits — alongside a tremendous amount of homegrown, renewable energy.”Meanwhile, Denmark-based Orsted, working with New England power company Eversource, has also submitted plans for a new offshore wind project called Sunrise Wind 2, a proposal that includes “multiple bids” that would create “hundreds of new jobs, and infrastructure investment,” according to a company statement. Con Edison Transmission will also work to develop transmission facilities for that project, the companies said.Orsted and Eversource already have contracts to develop a 130-megawatt wind farm for LIPA to serve the South Fork, and an 880-megawatt wind farm for the state. All of its hundreds of turbines would be based in a lease area off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.[Mark Harrington]More: Scores more wind turbines proposed for Long Island’s South Shore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Many have sacrificed their lives to fight for our country, and have even died while doing so. That’s why the community of Alpena plans to honor our fallen veterans.Flags will be placed on the graves of those who have died fighting for our country. The flags will be placed throughout Evergreen Cemetery, but in order to make this a success, much help is needed.Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to be at Evergreen Cemetery’s maintenance garage on Washington Avenue by 9 o’clock sharp on Saturday morning. A tall bucket to carry the flags in would be handy, along with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver if you have it.Placing of the flags is expected to take about three hours.The event will take place regardless of weather conditions, so volunteers should dress accordingly.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Walk Me Home 5KNext NEW: “Handi-Capable” Day
The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Friday hosted a simple ceremony to bid farewell to six work-study students who completed their six-week stint with the organisation.Officials along with the work-study students at the closing ceremony on FridayThese students, who completed secondary and tertiary institutions, benefited from the experience of working with staff within multiple departments of the National Standards body.Completing the work-study were: Rawle Douglas, Ayeshia Carter, Avanelle Meusa, Letecia Hassan, Shennisa Daniels, and Ashley Mohanlall.Speaking at the ceremony were the various Heads of the Departments (HoDs) to which the trainees were attached. The HoDs commended the students for their demonstrated commitment to the GNBS, shown by their punctuality, attendance and their desire to participate and become knowledgeable about the activities conducted by the organisation.Lisa Ahmad, Head Human Resource and Administration commended the students for aligning and conducting themselves with the GNBS core values of accountability, synergy, professionalism, innovation, respect and efficiency. She encouraged the students to take these values with them throughout their professional and personal lives for continued success.Further, the trainees were encouraged by Shailendra Rai, Head of Product Compliance Department to take note of what is occurring in the local oil industry.He urged them to do their research and to be engaged in the relevant studies to align themselves for employment in this major industry or supporting industries.On behalf of their counterparts, Meusa and Douglas thanked the GNBS for the amazing experience they had with the organisation.They both alluded that during this first experience of work they benefitted significantly from the knowledge freely imparted by staff of the GNBS.
Frosses man Donagh Kelly is patiently awaiting the arrival of a VW Polo R5 this week so he can put in some final adjustments to it in preparation for the forthcoming Harvest Rally on October 12th.The event-based in Inishowen with its headquarters in Redcastle will be the first place the Polo R5 will debut in Donegal.This Saturday morning is the due time of arrival for the white R5 Polo to Ireland. We were lucky to secure the first pictures of the car as it left the workshop before it will get all its vehicle livery in place. Advertisement Donagh Kelly who is looking forward to taking delivery of his VW Polo R5 this weekend to get the car ready for the forthcoming Harvest Rally in Inishowen. Photo Brian McDaid.Donagh seeded at number one and is looking forward to competing on the stages with Conor Foley on the notes from Monaghan in a 130 strong entry.Joe McGonagle from Muff will be the top local driver from Inishowen in his Fiesta WRC and Callum Devine who is included in the entry will be one to watch who led the Donegal back in June in the opening stages in Inishowen in his R5 Fiesta.National BattlePettigo’s Kevin Eves seeded a number five and the first car on the road in the National Rally will be the driver to beat with Chris Melly on the notes. Advertisement Letterkenny crew of Damien Gallagher and Mac Walsh and Rathmullan based engine builder, Kevin Gallagher (KGP) in his Darrian with Gerard Gallagher calling his notes making up the three top National men from Donegal that will be hard to beat as will the National champion Damien Tonner who will compete on the event on his MK 2 Escort.Exclusive photos of Donagh Kelly’s VW Polo R5 rally car pictured this week as it left the workshop and heads to Ireland and undergoes final preparation for the forthcoming Harvest Rally.By far the most popular car taking part in the harvest rally still is the MK2 Ford Escort with 43 rally cars included in the entry in different classes and different levels of modifications.In chargeClerk of the course for the event, Tony Boyle, is looking forward to getting the event underway.The rally comprises of three stages done three times with a total of 100 competitive kilometres on the day and in preparation for the event running well he has put out a call for marshals to help out on the day to cater for the huge entry on this Inishowen based event. Kevin Eves and Chris Melly who will contest the national honours in their Toyota Corolla. Photo Brian McDaidThe rally is back in Inishowen after a few years of a break. It has produced great drives from great Donegal drivers.For me, one of the best performances was that of James Cullen when he finished first overall in a 1600 Sumbeam the year the event was based in Buncrana.Turning the pageI suppose this year’s recent events can now seem so far away now while distant memories of rallies from decades ago can have a freshness in memory of happier times. I know when this rally weekend arrives and the double 00’s come through the stage and standing on a ditch in Inishowen the page will turn and a new chapter will begin.I know I’m not ready to move on to the next chapter just yet and stupid as it might sound, find comfort in a rally conversation with Manus Kelly’s name in it.Go forward a positive thumbs up from Manus Kelly and a bottle of his champagne. Photo Brian McDaid.And if I could hear him, he surely would say something like: ”Dinny be writing stuff like this sir, go and enjoy the rally.”Recently a bottle of champagne arrived from TFS / MK Rally team, a memory of happier times which was presented by Bernie Kelly.A gesture I treasure so much. It dwarfs the laptop on which I’m writing my motoring column. And makes me think that the magic is still in there waiting for the occasion to cross its path.Some random day I’ll make a complete hem of trying to pop this bottle in memory of the great days that Manus has engraved in our minds.DD Motoring: New Volkswagen Polo R5 to debut in Harvest Rally was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
26 March 2012 Eleven-year-old schoolboy Daniel Barrish held former world chess champion Garry Kasparov to a draw during a series of matches played in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on Friday to mark the launch of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa, in collaboration with local organisation Moves for Life. Barrish was one of 26 South African players who took on the Russian grandmaster in simultaneous chess matches at the OR Tambo Stadium in Khayelitsha. Three hours later, their match ended in a draw. “I was very happy that I was going to play him, even more that I drew with him,” Barrish told the Cape Times afterwards from his home in Constantia. ‘He made a couple of mistakes’ “He made a couple of mistakes, he was moving too fast and I capitalised,” said Barrish, who has won the African chess under-10 championship and is the youngest member of South Africa’s national chess team. “He had to fight for a draw.” Later in the day, Kasparov met South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria. Zuma is the patron of Moves for Life, an organisation that uses chess to promote maths and science education among underprivileged children. Speaking after their meeting, Zuma said chess should be encouraged among children, as the game would help them do better at school.Chess as an educational tool “It is so important for young people, particularly at schools, as an educational tool,” the South African Press Association (Sapa) quoted Zuma as saying. According to Sapa, Kasparov said the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa would be based in Johannesburg and from there would promote its programmes throughout the continent. “I have very high expectations about our goals set for South Africa and the neighbouring countries,” Kasparov said. SAinfo reporter