Special Oireachtas Committee member Thomas Pringle will oppose any water charges

first_img WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter By News Highland – December 13, 2016 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleCockhill keeper Harry Doherty joins Finn HarpsNext articleLetterkenny Hospital commended for offering reduced parking rates for cancer patients News Highland Google+ Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Special Oireachtas Committee member Thomas Pringle will oppose any water charges Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A special Oireachtas Committee will today begin the process of considering how water is to be paid for into the future.The committee’s membership includes Independent Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle.It will consider the suggestion from an expert group that most households would NOT have to pay – and that only wasteful homes would face bills of some sort.Deputy Pringle is opposed to this and says there are already measures to deal with wasting water:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/pringrawWATER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebooklast_img read more

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American Utility Giant Earmarks $1.8 Billion for Renewable Generation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:American Electric Power (AEP), one of the United State’s largest power companies and one that owns a disproportionate share of coal assets, announced that it will invest $1.8 billion in new renewable energy projects during the 2018-2020 timeframe. This is nearly five times the company’s current investment in renewable energy generation by dollar value.This $1.8 billion will represent around 10% of the company’s planned capital outlays during the period, 72% of which will go to its transmission and distribution businesses. While AEP still owns 60 power plants totaling 26 GW of capacity (47% of which is coal-fired generation), in the past 10 years the company has taken a sharp turn in strategy away from investing in generation towards its transmission and distribution.Details in an AEP press release and a conference presentation are sparse. But while it appears that most of this will be wind, among the 5.57 GW of renewable energy projects identified for completion through 2025 under to serve its regulated utility businesses the company is looking at 1.37 GW of solar.AEP has also revealed that among the $1.8 billion for renewables it plans to invest $1.3 billion in projects under power contracts. These investments will be split over its AEP Onsite Partners and AEP Renewables subsidiaries, with Onsite Partners owning distributed generation and selling the power to schools, municipalities, hospitals and other commercial and industrial customers. In addition to distributed solar, Onsite Partners plans to build and own both energy storage and substations.The capacity of wind and solar assets owned by these companies are much smaller at present, together representing investments of less than $400 million. AEP Onsite Partners holds 31 MW of solar in operation and 42 MW under construction, and AEP Renewables currently owns three utility-scale wind and solar projects totaling 116 MW. The latter includes the 62 MW Boulder Solar 2 project.AEP characterizes its approach to these contracts as looking to develop fully contracted assets with strong credit counterparties, with the aim of seeking long-term, predictable cash flows. This will include specific requirements on project returns, and what it calls a “measured” approach to project risks.More: AEP to invest $1.8 billion in renewables over the next three years American Utility Giant Earmarks $1.8 Billion for Renewable Generationlast_img read more

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