GMP to build solar array in Berlin, largest in northern New England

first_imgGreen Mountain Power customers will be especially happy to see the sun shine in Berlin, Vermont, where the Company will build the largest solar array in Northern New England. At 200 kilowatts, the new array will be the largest project in Vermont when it is built this summer.”Building a large solar generator is an important step towards reaching our vision of supplying customers with power that has low carbon emissions, low cost and high reliability,” said Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. “Solar power is extremely low in emissions, and perhaps best of all, with the help of declining solar costs, grants and tax credits, this project will be cost effective for our customers.”The solar generator will be located on Green Mountain Power property west of Montpelier on a site that is ideal for a solar installation, with open space and good sun.Using a competitive bid process, Green Mountain Power has chosen Alteris Renewables (formerly SolarWorks and Solar Wrights) of Montpelier, Vermont, to build the plant. “We very consciously bid the project among Vermont companies so this project would support our green economy and create jobs here at home,” said Ms. PowellThe permitting process has begun and the project is expected to be completed this summer. “This solar plant will be an important milestone for Vermont in terms of realizing cost-effective, utility scale solar generation,” said Leigh Seddon, vice president of Alteris Renewables.The Berlin project will be Green Mountain Power’s third solar installation. The Company recently installed a 58-kilowatt solar power system at GMP’s Westminster, Vermont, service center, which supplies 80 percent of that facility’s electricity needs. It also has four-kilowatt solar panels at its Colchester headquarters, which provide enough electricity to power its two plug-in hybrid vehicles.Green Mountain Power will develop a website with generation data about the plant, which will be accessible to the public and particularly useful to school groups who study renewable energy and choose to tour the site.”In Vermont, we are always happy to see the sun shine,” said Ms. Powell. “This gives us one more reason to rejoice on a sunny day.”About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external)) transmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It serves more than 200,000 people and businesses.About Alteris RenewablesFormed when SolarWrights, Inc, and Solar Works, Inc joined forces in October of 2008, Alteris Renewables is a full service renewable energy systems integrator and project developer. The company provides solar electric (photovoltaic), solar thermal, and wind energy solutions for commercial, residential, education, municipal and institutional clients. The company has industry leading expertise in engineering, design, project management, performance analysis, project financing and renewable energy credit programs. For more information, please visit www.alterisinc.com(link is external).COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – April 06, 2009) -Highlighted LinksGreen Mountain PowerAlteris Renewableslast_img read more

Andrew Heaney says curveball tribute to Tyler Skaggs ‘something that felt right’

first_imgAndrew Heaney’s first pitch Saturday parachuted into catcher Dustin Garneau’s mitt and appeared to cover the outside corner as it descended, even though it was called a ball.That’s such a small part of the story behind the Angels left-hander’s delivery, though. The offering to Astros leadoff hitter George Springer was a looping curveball that was meant to resemble the curveball Tyler Skaggs threw, a pitch Angels manager Brad Ausmus described as “the curveball from the rafters.” Skaggs, Heaney’s Angels teammate and best friend, died July 1 at age 27.Heaney’s pitch was so slow, the Minute Maid Park radar gun couldn’t register a speed. Heaney told reporters he came up with the idea of mimicking Skaggs’ “calling card” and “claim to fame” earlier in the week and then practiced the pitch while warming up in the bullpen Saturday. “Honestly it was just something that felt right,” he said, per the Orange County Register’s Jeff Fletcher .MORE: Notable sports deaths of 2019Heaney said he asked Garneau to tell Springer the pitch was coming. Springer took it in a show of respect. “It’s an honor to be a part of it and I hope he got something out of it. It’s just a good moment for our sport,” Springer said, per Fletcher.Heaney is hopeful that others will get something out of his public memorial.”You want to honor him. You want people to know that he’s not forgotten,” Heaney said, per Arianna Vedia of the Houston Chronicle . “You want people to understand and see how much he meant to all the guys in here.”last_img read more

Suu Kyi cancels public speech in Australia as feeling unwell

first_imgMyanmar`s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (L) receives an official welcome on the forecourt during her visit to Parliament House in Canberra on 19 March 2018. Suu Kyi is in the Australian capital after attending the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-Australia special summit in Sydney over the weekend. Photo: AFPMyanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday pulled out of a public speech and question-and-answer session in Sydney because she was “not feeling well”, the event’s organisers said.Suu Kyi has been under fire internationally for her public silence about a military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state that has seen nearly 700,000 of the Muslim Rohingya minority flee to Bangladesh.Suu Kyi, who attended a special ASEAN-Australia summit on Friday-Sunday, was in Canberra for talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Monday. She had been due to make a keynote speech at the Lowy Institute think-tank in Sydney Tuesday.The speech and subsequent Q and A session would have been the only public comments the Nobel Prize winner would have made during her Australia trip.“This afternoon the Lowy Institute was informed by the Myanmar embassy that the State Counsellor will no longer be able to participate in this event as she is not feeling well,” a spokeswoman for the think-tank said in a statement.“Accordingly, the event is now cancelled.”The Rohingya humanitarian crisis was one of the key topics at the special summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia, with other leaders quizzing her about the issue during a gathering Sunday, Turnbull said.Malaysia’s leader Najib Razak had warned Saturday that the issue could threaten regional security since those victimised could fall prey to extremist groups like the Islamic State.The exodus has sparked rare tension within the regional body, and Muslim-majority Malaysia has called for an independent ASEAN-led investigation into allegations of army abuse.Suu Kyi was the subject of public protests against human rights abuses during the summit, with demonstrators criticising her as well as Cambodian strongman Hun Sen and Vietnam’s Nguyen Xuan Phuc.last_img