At 11.5 MW, India has just inaugurated the world’s single largest rooftop solar system

first_imgAt 11.5 MW, India has just inaugurated the world’s single largest rooftop solar systemThe installation covers a single rooftop of 42 acres atop the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh campus, which is located near to Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. The entire installation is more than 19 MW. May 18, 2016 pv magazine Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share India has inaugurated what is believed to be, at 11.5 MW, the largest single rooftop solar PV installation in the world. Installed atop the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh campus – a spiritual and learning organization often referred to as RSSB (Rahda Soami Satsang Beas) – the entire array has a capacity of 19.5 MW, with 8 MW of PV spread across the remaining buildings on site. However, the chief portion of the installation sits as one single array across 42 acres of rooftop on the main campus. At 11.5 MW, it is larger than the 6.4 MW solar installation at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas, U.S. Indian energy conglomerate Tata Power Solar commissioned the installation near Amristar, and worked alongside EPC Larsen and Toubro to finalize the array. The Punjab government was instrumental in backing the installation as part of its own solar rooftop scheme, which forms part of its 1 GW installation goal by the end of fiscal year 2016-17. Currently, Punjab has around 470 MW of completed solar PV capacity, with a further 500 MW in the pipeline. Overall, some 1,550 MW of solar is at various stages of completion, planning or development in the state. Speaking at the rooftop’s inauguration, Punjab minister for new and renewable energy resources Bikram Singh Majithia said that the installation could meet the power needs of 8,000 local households annually. 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Fitch places Eskom’s IDR on Rating Watch Negative

first_img Generation Featured image: The Financial Express Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Finance and Policy BRICScenter_img Previous articleMultipurpose device shows desalination potentialNext articleNorthern Cape: 100MW wind farm connects to grid Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fitch Ratings places Eskom’s long-term local currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and unguaranteed local currency senior unsecured ratings of ‘BB+’ on RWN. The ratings agency has affirmed the government-guaranteed local currency senior unsecured debt ratings at ‘BB+’ and also placed the National long-term rating of ‘AAA’ and National short-term rating of ‘F1+’ on Rating Watch Negative (RWN).Fitch to reassess utility strengthThe credit rating agency explained in a statement: “The RWN reflects our intention to reassess the strengths of Eskom’s links with the government of South Africa (BB+/Stable) due to Eskom’s weakening liquidity and funding access.”The agency said these issues are partly due to unresolved corporate governance issues, weak cash flows driven by lower-than-expected tariff increases due to delays in implementing outstanding regulatory clearing account applications.The Guarantee Framework Agreement continues to support the company’s ratings overall and in particular the affirmation of the guaranteed debt rating.Acting chief financial officer, Calib Cassim, said: “We note the decision by Fitch to place Eskom’s IDR on RWN and this reflects the need for the ratings agency to assess Eskom’s links to the government given weakening liquidity and funding access.“Eskom is confident that the liquidity challenges it faces will be resolved and the funding initiatives planned until the end of the financial year will alleviate the pressure.” Read more…Committed to improve corporate governanceWith an interim Board comprising of only nine members rather than 15, Fitch expects the Minister of Public Enterprises to appoint a permanent board before end-November 2017.Sean Maritz, interim group chief executive said: “The support from the Minister to appoint the remaining board of directors will demonstrate commitment to enhance Eskom’s corporate governance structure.“We remain focused on improving corporate governance to address liquidity challenges in the near term to avert a downgrade.”According to Fitch Ratings, Eskom plans to improve its liquidity position and has started to defer some capex to reduce its short-term cash flow drain.Should the utility fail to improve in liquidity and corporate governance and further support from the government, the ratings agency has stressed that it would be likely to reassess the strength of Eskom’s links with the government and downgrade the IDR.Liquidity“Liquidity Dependent on External Funding: Liquidity has deteriorated, with cash balances likely to reduce to about R1.2 billion [$71 million] at end-November 2017 (after operating and financing cost) from R31 billion [$2.2 billion] at end-March 2017,” the ratings agency explained.According to Fitch Ratings, the parastatal has access to committed funding of about R16 billion ($1.1 billion), which it expects to draw down before end-March 2018.“The utility aims to borrow about R24 billion [$1.7 billion] and expects cash balance to increase to about R10 billion [$712 million] by end of March 2018.“We expect free cash flow to remain negative and for Eskom to need to access external funding on continuous basis,” the agency added.last_img read more

Police seek public’s help identifying man who pretended to be ride-share driver, robbed passenger

first_imgMontgomery County Department of Police(BETHESDA, Md.) — Police in Maryland have released surveillance footage in hopes that the public will help them identify a man seen on video attempting to steal a woman’s purse after pretending to be a ride-share driver.It was around 4:46 a.m. on March 30 when the victim, who was returning from a night out, called a ride-sharing service to get her back home, according to the Montgomery County Department of Police. The man seen in footage released by police Tuesday arrived to the woman’s location and the woman, believing that he was her ride-share driver, got into his car, police said.After the man drove her home to Bethesda, Maryland, he then “demanded” to be paid, officials said. The woman told the driver that she’d already paid him via the ride-share app and that she was not paying him additional money, according to police.In the video, the man wearing a dark hoodie, dark jeans and dark shoes can be seen walking up and talking to the woman as she’s entering her building with a key. “I panicked because my 24/7 concierge was not there, and there was no one outside, there was no one in the lobby,” the woman, who spoke to ABC News on the condition of not being named, said. “So I was pretty scared. He proceeded to tell me that I owed him money. I said you can call the police on me but you need to get away, you need to stop.”“The suspect followed the victim into her apartment building and then followed her into an elevator,” police said in a statement posted with surveillance video on its YouTube page. “While in the elevator, the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to steal the victim’s purse.”Footage from cameras inside the elevator captured the man showing the woman his cellphone repeatedly before finally trying to grab her purse from her. The woman holds on to her purse as she exits the elevator with the suspect still following her and gesturing toward his cellphone.Though the video footage ended in the elevator, police said the man entered the woman’s apartment and “stole property” before leaving. “I beat myself up everyday,” the woman told ABC News. “Why didn’t I scream, why didn’t I do this? Why didn’t I do that? But maybe in the end it was actually to my benefit, which is why he didn’t hurt me.”She said the man stole her cellphone so she was unable to check initially if he worked for a ride-share, but once she got a new phone and checked her history, she saw she never confirmed her request for a car.“Further investigation by detectives determined that the suspect did not work for any ride-sharing companies,” police said in a statement. Police urged the public to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100 if they had any information about the suspect seen in the surveillance footage or the robbery.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater

first_imgThe Department of Theatre and Dance at Bates College invitesapplications for a one-year visiting position in PerformanceStudies to begin August 2021.We seek a scholar-artist with primary expertise in performancestudies and familiarity with underrepresented areas of performance.The successful candidate will also have broad knowledge of theaterand dance practice, history, and theory and will demonstratesignificant achievement in an area of practice (e.g., devisedperformance, documentary theater, multi-disciplinary performancemaking, and/or performance training). Candidates with ademonstrated success working with historically underrepresented,first-generation and marginalized students are encouraged to apply.We seek someone who is passionate about fostering critical dialoguein the classroom and making vital links between the theory andpractice of performance and other disciplines.Responsibilities include teaching five courses. Two of these are:Introduction Performance Studies as a foundational course inperformance theories, histories, and literatures; and DevisingPerformance. Additional courses should include the candidate’sspecific areas of expertise within the histories, literatures, andperformance/practices in non-eurocentric forms such as Latinx,Asian/Asian American, LGBTQIA2S+, Gender, or BIPOCtheatre/performance and Dramaturgy. We are interested in acandidate able to teach courses that overlap and expand our currentcurriculum, with a focus on intersectional categories of analysis,racial equity, social justice, and community engaged learning.Student advising and committee work are not expected.The Department of Theater and Dance is currently in the midst of aMellon Foundation supported Curricular Transformation process todevelop a culture of racial equity and inclusive pedagogies atpractices on all levels of engagement. These five courses are a keypart of that transformative progression and active participation inthis process will be welcome.Candidate Qualifications:Candidates must have earned a terminal degree by August 1, 2021.PhD is preferred, but MFA will be considered with evidence ofscholarly as well as creative research. Professional experience asa director, performer, or performance-maker is desirable.Application InstructionsApplicants should submit the following materials: a letter ofapplication (cover letter), curriculum vitae, statements onteaching, inclusive pedagogies, and research (scholarly andcreative), three letters of recommendation, and two sample syllabiof relevant courses, and brief descriptions of courses you mightoffer as the three courses in your expertise, and links to highquality video documents of performance work. Review of applicationsbegins April 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position hasbeen filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion ofa background check.last_img read more

Three Churchgoers Burned in Tennessee Easter Service

first_imgKNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Fire officials say three people are in the hospital after they were seriously burned during an Easter Vigil Mass at a church in Knoxville.Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran said two men and a woman were burned Saturday night outside Immaculate Conception Catholic Church downtown during the blessing of the Easter fire.The fire was burning in a bowl filled with a mixture of alcohol and mineral salts. Corcoran says the fire had started to die down, and when more fluid was added, it flashed up and caught their robes on fire.An ambulance took the victims to a hosptial. Corcoran says most of the burns were to the victims’ faces and upper bodies.The service continued inside the church.last_img read more

Vermont awarded $1.8 million to transform abandoned industrial sites across state into community assets

first_imgUS Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch Wednesday announced that six Vermont organizations will be receiving a share of $1.8 million from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help assess, clean up, and reuse polluted industrial sites. Leahy, Sanders and Welch said the EPAs Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grant program has helped dozens of Vermont communities turn old contaminated industrial sites into parks, housing, and new business opportunities — creating jobs and cleaning up the environment.  The EPA awarded the following organizations grants Wednesday:·         City of Burlington: A $200,000 grant to enable the City of Burlington to work with the community and other stakeholders to develop an area-wide plan and implementation strategy for the Railyard Enterprise brownfield area.·         New England Youth Theater, Brattleboro:  Two $200,000 grants totaling $400,000 to clean up two adjoining sites, 100 Flat Street and 56 Elm Street. ·         Northwest Regional Planning Commission, St. Albans:  Two $200,000 assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use across Franklin and Grand Isle Counties to help communities complete environmental site assessments in preparation of clean up.·         Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, Windsor:  A $200,000 assessment grant which will be used across Southern Windsor County to complete environmental site assessments and to create clean up plans.·         Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Montpelier:  Two $200,000 assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use statewide to complete environmental site assessments and to create clean up plans. ·         Windham Regional Commission, Brattleboro: Two $200,000 grants totaling $400,000 to conduct environmental site assessments in Windham County.In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders and Welch said:  Vermont communities have hundreds of former industrial sites that remain unused because of development obstacles such as pollution.  These grants help these communities turn lemons into lemonade, turning underused industrial wastelands into community assets where people can work, live and play.WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, May 8) Congressional delegationlast_img read more

Vermont Fish & Wildlife News: Ice fishing safety, deer poaching and a lifetime winner

first_imgThe recent arrival of cold temperature has formed early-season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary. “Vermont’s State Game Wardens were vigilant and effective this fall at protecting the state’s wildlife from poachers,” said Col. Jason Batchelder, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s head of law enforcement.  “They not only made several high-profile arrests, but we believe their presence on the landscape also deterred many would-be poachers and prevented several potential safety issues.”Read more about game wardens’ efforts…(link is external) Game Wardens Make Several Arrests Vermont State Game Wardens made several deer poaching arrests in northern Chittenden County this fall.  read more on staying safe on the ice…(link is external) Vermont Fish & Wildlife The recent arrival of cold temperature has formed early-season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary. F&W officers also made several arrests, mainly for deer poaching, in Chittenden County last fall. And William Pinney, 65, of Warren, is the lucky winner of the 2017 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery.  William Pinney of Warren Wins Vermont’s Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License LotteryWilliam Pinney, 65, of Warren, Vermont, is the lucky winner of the 2017 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery.  With his lifetime license, Pinney will be entitled to hunt and fish for free for life.  He was drawn as the winner from among 10,650 lottery tickets purchased in 2017.  Read more…(link is external) VT F&W Offers Ice Safety Tipslast_img read more

Water main break disrupts traffic at Somerset and Nall near Meadowbrook Park

first_imgWaterOne workers on Monday afternoon were repairing a water main break near the intersection of Somerset Dr. and Nall Ave., near Meadowbrook Park on the border between Prairie Village and Overland Park.Northbound traffic along Nall was being impacted during the late afternoon rush.According to a WaterOne spokesperson, the break was reported at about 3 p.m. Monday, and a crew was dispatched to repair it. WaterOne says four customers were affected by the break and anticipate their water service will be restored by 10 p.m. Monday night.A Shawnee Mission Post reader said Monday afternoon they saw asphalt pushed up from pressure from the pipe bursting underneath the road way at the intersection.Though no cause was given for this particular main break, WaterOne posted an explainer video to its Twitter account Monday afternoon saying main breaks are “unpredictable, but overly wet conditions (as well as dry) can cause the ground around pipes to shift.”The Kansas City area received several drenching rounds of rain Monday, which on top of another round of rain Saturday, came on the tail end of an extended dry spell in the region.The video on WaterOne’s Twitter account notes that WaterOne has more than 2,600 miles of pipeline in the metro, spread out over more than 270 square miles.WaterOne says main breaks can be reported at the utility’s 24-hour emergency contact line at 913-895-1800.last_img read more

E-service rule heads to the Supreme Court

first_imgE-filing classes offered E-service rule heads to the Supreme Court E-service rule heads to the Supreme Court Senior EditorA procedural rule mandating that service be done by e-mail has been recommended for approval by the Bar Board of Governors.The board was the last stop before Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516 is presented to the Supreme Court. Some board members expressed concerns similar to those in some rules committees, but finally voted 36-3 to recommend that the court adopt the rule. ( See the text of the proposed rule here. )Board member Murray Silverstein, who presented the rule to the board at its October 1 meeting, and Bar President Mayanne Downs noted the Supreme Court has indicated it wants an expedited presentation of the rule, and those with questions can still present their concerns when the court takes up the rule.Silverstein said hundreds of hours were spent drafting the rule and considering potential problems, adding, “It was a masterful process.“It’s probably got some glitches, but the glitches that you’re speaking about are largely of a technical nature,” Silverstein said.He said the rule centralizes the service rules found in other procedural rules, and replaces current Rule 1.080.The new rule provides,a mong other things, that, “All documents required or permitted to be served on another party must be served by e-mail, unless this rule otherwise provides. When, in addition to service by e-mail, the sender also utilizes another means of service provided for in subdivision (b)(2), any differing time limits and other provisions applicable to that other means of service control.”Board member Bill Davis said he served on the Civil Rules of Procedure Committee when it looked at proposed Rule 2.516. He said the civil rules panel favored the concept but had reservations about the specifics.“It will be a wholesale change in the way that lawyers practice day-to-day in their office with respect to service,” he said. “It will be relatively easy and convenient for large numbers of lawyers, but for others it will be relatively disruptive.“There’s no opportunity for flexibility under the rule. I urge us to study it carefully because there will be blowback if we pass it as is.”Silverstein said the e-service rule is part of the shifting of the courts to electronic access to court records, which includes e-filing.Board member Laird Lile said with such changes coming, there was no reason to delay.“I think the time is now. There are those glitches that we will have to deal with, but the time is now,” he said.Downs noted that the board cannot prevent a rule approved by a procedural committee from going to the court, but can only comment on it.Meeting a week earlier at the Bar’s Midyear Meeting in Orlando, the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee discussed the challenges that lie ahead in ultimately getting the e-service rule adopted.“The biggest problem getting e-mail service through is not writing the rule, but there is going to be a welter of objections to this,” said committee member Paul Regensdorf. “Some people are very well-meaning and well-intentioned, and a lot of them are just trying to delay [the system] because nobody wants to change how they have been practicing law for 40 years.”Committee member David Jones noted the rules panel recently received a comment from a lawyer concerned that spammers will pick up on the requirement that all e-service subject lines contain the words “SERVICE OF COURT DOCUMENT.”“That is absolutely going to be a spammer magnet if that is used throughout the state; spammers will catch wind of it, realizing that anybody who sees that caption is going to open the communication and the potential parade of horribles that might create,” Jones said.Regensdorf said while that is “not an unreasonable concern,” it has not been a problem with the volunteers who are currently trying the process.“But then again, it’s not 88,000 lawyers using the rule so far,” said Regensdorf, adding that if spam or other problems arise, they can still be addressed during the comment period when the court is considering the rules.The fix could be as simple as adding a prefix to the subject line specifying the case involved, he said.“Are we ultimately going to get too much spam?” Regensdorf asked. “We don’t know. It is a concern, but I’m totally confident any problem like that. . . can usually be tweaked once it rears its ugly head. Our mission is to sort out legitimate concerns and comments.”Regensdorf noted one lawyer went so far as to contact the U.S. Postal Service in an attempt to get the USPS to oppose the rule so it would not lose the revenue generated by lawyers mailing documents back and forth.“There are people out there just looking for ways to beat this system down,” he said. October 15, 2010 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Lawyers in North Central Florida will have two opportunities at the end of October to attend demonstrations on the new e-filing system for Florida’s courts.Representatives from the Florida Association of Court Clerks will be demonstrating the system in two CLEs. One is scheduled for October 28 in the Jury Assembly Room at the Marion County Judicial Center in Ocala and the second is October 29 the Jury Assembly Room in the Lake County Judicial Center. The programs are being offered, respectively, with the Marion County Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association.The Marion County event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and attendees are requested to pre-register and pay a $5 fee. The event carries two CLE credits. Those interested should contact Shelly Owen Heatherdale, MCLSA Educational co-chair, PO Box 157, Ocala 34478, phone: (352) 624-2258.The Lake County event will start at Noon and offers one CLE credit, and a catered lunch will be offered. Lunch reservations and menu selection should be made with Shelly Smith at McLin Burnsed at 787-1241 or [email protected] no later than Thursday, October 21.A presentation for legal assistants, paralegals, and other office staff will be offered immediately after the Lake County luncheon, beginning at 1:15.Information covered at the e-filing events will including the Florida E-Filing Authority, which oversees the Internet portal used for e-filing, a description of the portal, registering for e-filing, how to e-file cases, how to e-file documents for existing cases, electronic notifications, electronic service, and clerk review and acceptance of submitted documents.last_img read more

Mark-Taylor seeks recruits for new managed properties

first_imgBest Places to Work honoree Mark-Taylor is actively seeking team members to be part of its growing corps of professionals to manage new properties coming online this spring.Full and part-time positions are available, including assistant manager, leasing consultants, porters and maintenance technicians, for new luxury apartment communities throughout the Valley. The company is hoping to fill at least 20 positions, in addition to 40 recently hired positions to staff other new managed properties.Interested candidates are encouraged to complete an online application and research career opportunities, at www.mark-taylor.com/careers. Resumes can also be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 480-281-5580.Mark-Taylor offers excellent long-term opportunities for individual interested in a career in the multifamily industry. Every employee is automatically enrolled in Mark-Taylor University, a state-of-the-art training program with customized courses and program to set employees on a path of continual success.Mark-Taylor benefits include medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, voluntary long-term disability, life and accidental disability, additional life, 401k and employee rental discounts. Career development paths are customized to foster growth through personal training programs designed to bring out the very best in each individual employee.last_img read more