Tesla wins another big battery project in Australia

first_imgTesla wins another big battery project in Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Electrek:Tesla’s energy division is on a roll when it comes to large battery projects, especially in Australia since the success of its giant battery system in in the country.Now we learn that Tesla won another contract for a massive battery system project to deploy Powerpacks at another wind farm in Australia.Tesla’s 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack project in South Australia provide the same grid services as peaker plants, but cheaper, quicker, and with zero-emissions, through its battery system. It is so efficient that it reportedly should have made around $1 million in just a few days in January, but Tesla later complained that they are not being paid correctly because the system doesn’t account for how fast Tesla’s Powerpacks start discharging their power into the grid. Overall, it is estimated that Tesla’s giant battery in Australia reduced the grid service cost by 90%.Other markets want similar results, especially in Australia where they arguably need it the most, and they have been ordering similar large-scale projects from Tesla over the past year.The latest was announced today by Infigen Energy, a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy generation assets in Australia. They ordered a 25 MW/52 MWh energy storage system from Tesla to be deployed at their 278.5 MW Lake Bonney Wind Farm – becoming the latest of several Tesla battery projects in South Australia.The project is expected to cost “approximately $38 million” (~$27.5 million USD) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) along with the SA Government are each committing $5 million in grant funding ($10 million in total). They are expecting construction to start “in the coming weeks.”More: Tesla wins contract for another massive battery system with Powerpackslast_img read more

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UK announces new post-Brexit global tariff regime

first_imgTopics : Britain said the regime, known as UK Global Tariff, would be simpler and cheaper than the EU’s Common External Tariff. It will apply to countries with which it has no agreement and removes all tariffs below 2%.”Our new Global Tariff will benefit UK consumers and households by cutting red tape and reducing the cost of thousands of everyday products,” International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said.The government said tariffs would be eliminated on a wide range of products, with 60% of trade coming into the UK tariff-free on WTO terms or through existing preferential access.The UK will maintain tariffs on products competing with industries such as agriculture, automotive and fishing, and remove levies on 30 billion pounds ($37 billion) worth of imports entering UK supply chains.”Keeping agricultural protection makes sense as a bargaining chip for EU & US trade negotiations. But means big cost increases for agriculture imports if no UK-EU FTA,” said Thomas Sampson, Associate Professor at the London School of Economics.The UK will also remove tariffs on products, which support energy efficiency and will introduce a temporary zero tariff on goods being used to fight COVID-19 such as personal protective equipment. The United Kingdom announced a new post-Brexit tariff regime on Tuesday to replace the European Union’s external tariff, maintaining a 10% tariff on cars but cutting levies on tens of billions of dollars of supply chain imports.After decades outsourcing its trade policy to the EU, Britain is seeking free trade agreements with countries around the world and aims to have deals in place covering 80% of British trade by 2022.The new tariff regime, in place from January 2021, marks a departure from what some UK officials call an overly complex EU system, setting out Britain’s stall as it negotiates trade deals with both the United States and the Brussels-based bloc.last_img read more

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Withhuhn is latest first-time winner at Dodge City

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (June 11) – Toby Witthuhn added his name to the list of IMCA SportMod win­ners at Dodge City Raceway Park Saturday night.Witthuhn gunned into the lead on the opening round and leading all 15 laps to become the sixth different winner of the year and 15th different winner in the last 17 events.Witthuhn went from third to first on the opening lap and then kept Brian May and Jeff Kaup behind him the rest of the way with Kevin Tabor and Bart Baker rounding out the top five.Clay Sellard rebounded from a mid-race, one position penalty to take his first 20-lap win of the season in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.In IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action, Michael Pepper battled ahead of Marlin Hogie on the sixth lap and then fought off the early leader the rest of the way in the 12-lapper for his third Dodge City win of the season.Following a calamitous 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, Reagan Sellard was awarded his second win of the year after apparent victor David Berger was unable to successfully make it through post-race tech.last_img read more

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Police need help finding missing North Vernon man

first_imgNorth Vernon, IN—The Jennings County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating a missing person. Brian K. Kirby, a male, 52-year-old, 5’ 09” tall, 180 lbs. , with blue eyes, red hair, and beard.  Kirby was last seen on Friday, March 27, walking in Country Squire Lakes wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans, and an orange hat. If you have any information where Brian Kirby is located, please contact Jennings County Dispatch at (812)-346-4911.last_img

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England goalkeeper on way to Torino

first_imgThe 29 year old was not part of new City manager Pep Guardiola’s plans.Wilfried Bony is among those who could be making a move.It’s thought the Manchester City striker is in talks with Stoke. While Tottenham are believed to have made a bid of 30-million pounds for Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko.last_img

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