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

CFO Focus: Steering with business intelligence

first_img 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For credit union CFOs, wearing multiple hats is an essential part of the job. Regardless of the task at hand—be it evaluating the institution’s overall profitability or managing compliance activities—the need for strong data persists. Today’s sophisticated business intelligence tools are changing the game for CFOs, providing accessibility to insights and empowering them to truly harness data to create sustainability and profitability using fact-informed strategies. With the right solutions, CFOs can base decisions on actual metrics rather than trends or industry benchmarks.When it comes to vetting and deploying a business intelligence solution, CFOs are typically the ones in the driver’s seat. In choosing business intelligence tools, CFOs should look for systems that enable them to evaluate the past, understand the current status and drive changes with confidence, accounting for four unique types of analytics:Descriptive analytics—historic information depicting “what happened?”Diagnostic analytics—demonstration of cause and effect to assess “why did it happen?”Predictive analytics—monitoring and tracking trends and behavior to predict “what will happen?”Prescriptive analytics—allowing an organization to turn insights into strategy and tactical planning to supply answers to the question “how can we make it happen?”Business intelligence is about leveraging data first to see the bigger picture and then to develop a comprehensive roadmap for staying ahead of the game in today’s fast-changing, technology-driven world. Business intelligence solutions must deliver insights to improve competitive posture, with an impact on virtually every department. In their assessment of data analytics solutions, today’s tech-savvy CFOs are prioritizing such key features as: continue reading »last_img read more

Liverpool complete Balotelli deal

first_img The club said in a statement: “Liverpool can confirm they have completed the signing of Italy striker Mario Balotelli, subject to registration. “The 24-year-old sealed his switch to Anfield from AC Milan after passing a medical and agreeing a long-term deal to become the Reds’ ninth signing of the summer so far.” In the club statement, Balotelli, who won a league winner’s medal with City in 2012, said Liverpool was “a great team with young players”. He said: “I’m very happy. We’ve been talking about coming here and now I’m happy to be here. “Liverpool are one of the best teams here in England and the football is very good here. “It’s a great team with young players, and that’s why I came here.” Balotelli spent a year-and-a-half at Milan, where he scored 30 goals in 54 appearances. He has also won the Champions League, three Serie A championships and the FA Cup, plus 33 caps for Italy during which he has scored 13 goals including the strike that accounted for England in the World Cup. Balotelli has had a colourful career and has often fallen out with his managers. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is believed to have asked for assurances about the player’s behaviour on and off the pitch. Last week, Rodgers said no incoming player would be allowed to threaten the “fantastic environment” at the club. Balotelli will wear the No 45 shirt and is understood to have signed a three-year deal with the option of a fourth year after moving for a transfer fee of £16million. Rodgers said that was “outstanding value” for a “world-class talent”. He told the club’s official website: “This transfer represents outstanding value for the club and I think we have done a really smart piece of business here. “There is no doubting Mario’s ability; he is a world-class talent and someone who, for such a young age, has vast experience of playing at the very highest level. “He has scored goals in the Barclays Premier League, in Italy, in the Champions League and for his country at international level. “I believe we have the infrastructure, culture and environment to get the best out of him and help him achieve his true potential. We are a strong group here, committed to hard work and he will benefit from being around it. “I am looking forward to working with him and helping him learn more, improve and progress as a player. I’m sure the supporters will make him feel very welcome.” The 24-year-old has agreed a “long-term deal” according to the club, but will not be registered in time to play against his former side Manchester City. The Italy striker tweeted the news of his signing minutes ahead of the official club announcement, saying: “YNWA! COME ON LIVERPOOL!” Liverpool have sealed one of the shock signings of the summer after confirming Mario Balotelli’s arrival from AC Milan. Press Associationlast_img read more