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Macquarie backs solar plus storage project in South Korea

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:Macquarie Capital Korea, a subsidiary of investment firm Macquarie Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the county office of Goesan in South Korea to finance a significant solar-plus-storage project, while it has also invested in what is said to be the largest energy storage project in the country.A company spokesperson confirmed to Energy Storage News that the MoU is for a 16MW solar PV project with 35MWh of energy storage capacity in Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, central Korea. This project would supply power to the equivalent of 7,700 homes each year.Separately, Macquarie has also invested in energy storage projects at five of steel manufacturer SeAH Group’s factories in Korea. The overall combined project base of 175MWh will be the largest in Korea, the company claimed.Notably, South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries is also set to install a 70MWh standalone energy storage system at its own facilities in Changwon, as well as a smaller battery installation co-located with solar PV.The Macquarie project is expected to save KRW130 billion (US$115 million) in electricity costs for the factories over the next 15 years through peak shavingMore: Macquarie to finance solar hybrid and ‘largest’ energy storage project in South Korea Macquarie backs solar plus storage project in South Korealast_img read more

‘Completely Dismissed or Openly Harassed by Dirty Old Men’: Q&A With Rachel Pross

first_imgOn March 18, Maps Credit Union Chief Risk Officer Rachel Pross published a LinkedIn post describing her experience at CUNA’s recent annual Governmental Affairs Conference. In that post, titled “Credit Unions, We Can Do Better,” Pross alleged that during the event, some male conference-goers chose to “practically drape” themselves over her and kiss her on the cheek rather than shake her hand when they introduced themselves. Other men allegedly put their hands on her lower back. One called her “Pretty Face” for the duration of the conference, she said. In addition, Pross said she was “repeatedly cut off, spoken over or blatantly dismissed” at a lunch with a male credit union CEO, and at one point during the conference, a male attendee allegedly walked up behind a female attendee and licked her shoulder.We reached out to Pross to hear why she decided to tell her story publicly, what the reaction has been like for her and what she thinks should happen next. Here’s what she said… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

ThurstonTalk’s Weekend Event Calendar For Olympia

first_imgIt’s a beautiful fall morning with a glorious sunrise captured on many and shared via Facebook pages.  My fingers are crossed that the weather stays enjoyable throughout the weekend, but Washingtonians know to appreciate a break in the rain whenever we get it.  So, for now, I’ll gaze at the radiant sky and breathe in a little deeper to store some of those rays for when the clouds return.Harlem Ambassadors Coming to Olympia for Night of Entertaining Basketball – Friday, November 2Angela Haw Sparks Timberline High School Theatre Program – performances on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3Thrifty Thurston Visits the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail – Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4Puddle Jump – Saturday, November 3 at 9:00 amTaste of Tumwater – Saturday, November 3 from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pmToday also marks First Friday where downtown retailers will stay open until 8:00 pm.  Parking is free after 5:00 pm and most shops will have special events occurring throughout the evening.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at submit@thurstontalk.com.  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here. Facebook11Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

First Razor Clam Dig of Season set for October 6-7

first_imgFacebook50Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe first razor clam dig of the fall season will get underway October 6-7 at four ocean beaches.Razor clam digging on the beaches of Western Washington is a time-honored tradition. Photo credit: Lisa ShellThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved the dig on evening tides at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests showed that clams on those beaches are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:October 6, Friday, 7:49 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksOctober 7, Saturday, 8:33 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksDan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.Before receiving the test results, Ayres said he had received a number of calls from diggers about an erroneous newspaper story that suggested that ocean beaches would remain closed to digging.“A map on the Washington Department of Health’s website indicates that beaches are closed to razor clam digging up until they are cleared to open by the test results,” Ayres said. “We’re pleased that we are able to move ahead with this opening as scheduled.”A recent statement in a story about Pierce County’s shellfish ban might have caused some confusion among razor clam diggers. While it’s true that the Washington coast has been closed to clam digging, that closure could be superseded by favorable results from a marine toxin test, due as early as Oct. 3. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will post the results of that test at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.Locals and tourists alike line the beaches during a razor clam tide where camaraderie outweighs competition in the search for your limit of 15 clams.Photo Credit: NOAAWDFW has tentatively scheduled another dig for November 2-5, pending results of future toxin tests. More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW’s razor clam webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.Ayres noted that throughout the 2017-18 razor clam season, a research team from the University of Maryland will be out on the beaches seeking volunteers to participate in a survey about razor clam consumption and harvesting practices. For more information, contact Lynn Grattan at 877-668-4559 or LGrattan@som.umaryland.edu.last_img read more