December 31

EDF wins French offshore wind project with bid below 50 euros per MWh

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:A consortium led by French state-owned utility EDF has won a contract for a major 600 megawatt (MW) offshore wind project near Dunkirk in western France, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy said on Friday.EDF’s bid in partnership with Germany’s Innogy and Canada’s Enbridge beat rivals including utility Engie in partnership with Portugal’s EDPR and energy group Total in partnership with Denmark’s OrstedThe ministry said the tariff proposed by the winning consortium was significantly lower than 50 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). That compares with 63 euros/MWh for an onshore wind tender of around 516 MW that was awarded by the government on Wednesday. It also said the price was comparable to the best prices seen in European offshore wind projects and demonstrated the competitiveness of the French wind industry.The wind farm will have forty-five wind turbines producing 2.3 terawatt hours of electricity per year from 2026, equivalent to the consumption of around 500,000 French households.EDF, which operates France’s 58 nuclear reactors that accounts for over 75 percent of the country’s electricity needs, is rapidly expanding into wind and solar generation. Its EDF Renewables subsidiary, which manages around 13 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity globally, has a project portfolio of more than 2 GW in France. It is negotiating to participate in two projects in China totaling 500 MW and also developing an area with a potential of 2,500 MW in the United States.“Our winning bid was highly competitive, and this has notably prompted the government to double the offshore wind power targets contained in its multi-year energy Plan, giving new development opportunities for EDF and all participants in the sector,” EDF’s CEO Jean-Bernard Levy said in a statement. The government said on Wednesday it would double the pace of developing offshore wind projects to 1 GW per year from around 500 MW previously as costs are falling.More: EDF consortium wins 600 MW Dunkirk offshore wind project EDF wins French offshore wind project with bid below 50 euros per MWhlast_img read more

August 12

Local Pharmacy Owner Faces Charges of Creating Fake Prescriptions for Dogs

first_imgA local pharmacy owner is in trouble with the law, after police say he created fake prescriptions to save money on medications for his dogs.According to the police report, Boynton Beach resident Casey Kelleher created fake labels for amoxicillin and carprovet using his dogs’ veterinarian’s name to save a trip to the vet.The report adds that Kelleher last brought his dogs to the vet in December of last year, which is the last time he was issued a prescription.This time around, Kelleher went to Dog Activity World to have the staff administer the prescriptions. Instead, the staff alerted police when they noticed the dogs had different medications listed in the company’s database.The man is facing fraud charges.last_img read more

August 5

Manchester City fan charged with racially abusing his own team’s star player

first_imgAdvertisement p5mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1id2o9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efv1o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1f07ywsWould you ever consider trying this?😱s7Can your students do this? 🌚5b0eRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester City’s star player Raheem Sterling has faced his unfortunate fair share of racism in football. He has been racially abused whilst playing for City and England but the winger has showed great mental character to keep performing week in week out. The good news for him and football in general is that a fan who racially abused him has been arrested.Advertisement Ian Baldry, who claims to be a ‘massive MCFC fan’, has been charged with racially aggravated disorder after he allegedly swore at the footballer last year, the Sun reports.Advertisement His friend, 57-year-old James McConnell, has also been charged of racially abusing Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings, 26, and a steward at another match.Their season tickets have been suspended and a court date with the magistrate has been set for them on September 26th.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more