Green Mountain Power: Residential batteries saved customers $500,000 during heat wave

first_imgGreen Mountain Power: Residential batteries saved customers $500,000 during heat wave FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享WCAX:While other power companies were telling customers to reduce how much energy they used during the recent heat wave, Green Mountain Power was focused on a different tactic.For years, GMP has worked on creating a system of stored energy to rely on during peak energy days, and GMP Vice President Josh Castonguay says it worked like planned. Castonguay says to save money in Vermont, power was pulled from 500 Tesla Powerwalls, as well as energy storage facilities in Rutland and Panton.Think of it like a game. GMP waits until the moment of peak usage and then sends out all their stored energy to the grid. That reduces the need for dirty and expensive backup generators to be brought online.Castonguay says the battery strategy paid off. “All three of those combined, during that peak hour that’s happened this summer, are the equivalent of that, basically worth up to half a million dollars for customers and it’s about the equivalent of taking 5,000 homes off the grid during that one hour of the peak,” he said.“When New England hits that peak, every state has to share in the cost of the bulk system. So everything, each state, each utility, can do to lower the peak during that time is what saves that money,” said Castonguay.So far, 500 Tesla Powerwalls are installed around Vermont with 1,500 more expected to go out. Castonguay says they’ll be ready if another big peak pops up this summer. “We’re installing more Powerwalls every day, so we’ll have more to use if something else comes up this summer,” he said.More: GMP credits big batteries for saving money during heat wavelast_img read more

A Whitsundays island could be yours for the price of a Fig Tree Pocket home

first_imgPoole Island in the Whitsundays has hit the market at $1.2 million.Poole Island comes complete with two homes and sheds, an aircraft runway and handmade rock swimming pool.Buyers will have their first opportunity to inspect the island late this Sunday, October 21 and then again on Tuesday, October 23. “They live in Melbourne and the kids now no longer want to trek that far to the island, which is often the case with islands, it’s the kids that end up determining whether they keep them or they move them on. MORE: Property market hit by the Tinder effect How one agent is worming himself into the market Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels432p432p288p288p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPoole Island01:49FOR the median price of house in Fig Tree Pocket in Brisbane, or Minyama on the Sunshine Coast, you can purchase an entire island at the Whitsundays.The 20ha Poole Island has been offered to the market for the first time in 40 years, and you can pick it up for just $1.2 million.To put that in perspective, a one-bedroom unit in Sydney is on the market for $1.16 million.You get a bit more bang for your buck in Melbourne, with a three bedroom unit up for grabs for $1.15 million. But neither of those options are located on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Australian Islands island and resort specialist Richard Vanhoff said he had already received hundreds of inquiries since the property launched on Monday (October 15).“We’ve had probably well over 1000 inquires so far, which has been huge,” Mr Vanhoff said. “It was quite a substantial operation on the island and it was very exciting,” he saidMr Vanhoff said the 93-year-old owner put the island up for sale as his family no longer visited it.“It’s a place where he brought up his children for holidays and it’s just a family island,” he said. The island was first developed as a commercial property in the 1800s and still has some evidence of its former existence. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoHe said the property, now zoned residential, once had a commercial operation as the first place in Queensland to store frozen meat to be distributed internationally. Its deep water access meant large vessels could call in to collect meat to distribute it up and down the coast and even go overseas. Claudia Karvan warehouse for sale MORE: Late bookmarker’s home a hot ticket “Being in his nineties, he’s had enough, he’s going to hang around Melbourne and live out his years there I guess.” The island has a large home facing the Coral Sea with a second house that was built in the late 1800s. How Kylie Jenner is cashing in The island has its own 700ft runway to cater for small aircraft or helicopter from either Airlie Beach or Bowen. Inside the main residence.last_img read more

Point scored deciding goal, Lightning beat Red Wings 2-1

first_img FOLLOW US Written By First Published: 30th December, 2019 10:48 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVEcenter_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 10:48 IST Point Scored Deciding Goal, Lightning Beat Red Wings 2-1 Brayden Point scored a power-play goal in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Brayden Point scored a power-play goal in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.Tampa Bay has won 16 consecutive regular-season games against the Red Wings, the longest winning streak in Lightning franchise history against one opponent. and the third-longest in league history. Detroit last defeated Tampa Bay in the regular season on Nov. 3, 2015.Ondrej Palat also scored for Tampa Bay. Curtis McElhinney finished with 19 saves.Jonathan Bernier stopped 37 shots for Detroit. Robby Fabbri scored for the Red Wings, who fell to 4-14-2 on the road.Point snapped a 1-1 tie at 5:33 of the third period. He skated toward the net from the left corner and sent a no-look shot over the shoulder of Bernier for his team-leading 15th goal of the season.After a scoreless first period, Tampa Bay opened the scoring at 4:10 of the second period. Detroit won a faceoff but pushed the puck back to Kevin Shattenkirk at the right point. Shattenkirk walked the blue line to the center slot area and released a wrist shot that Palat deflected past Bernier.Fabbri pulled the Red Wings even when Filip Zadina disrupted a clearing attempt by Cedric Paquette and kept the puck in the offensive zone. Filip Hronek sent a wrist shot toward the net that Fabbri deflected under the glove of McElhinney at 17:54.NOTES: Tampa Bay activated D Braydon Coburn off injured reserve after he missed 13 games with an undisclosed lower-body injury. … Detroit C Valtteri Filppula missed the game with an upper-body injury sustained in Saturday’s loss to the Florida Panthers. … Red Wings’ G Jonathan Bernier made his first start since leaving a game at Toronto on Dec. 21 after suffering a groin injury.Up NextLightning: At Buffalo on Tuesday.Red Wings: Host San Jose on Tuesday.___More AP NHL: COMMENTlast_img read more