Rising rooftop solar output pushes demand on Western Australia’s grid to all-time low

first_imgRising rooftop solar output pushes demand on Western Australia’s grid to all-time low FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The West Australia grid has set a new record low for minimum demand as rooftop solar continues to increase its share of generation, and the government announces it is reshaping solar export tariffs to encourage storage, electric vehicles and west facing solar panels.The new low was set on Sunday, just after noon local time, when grid demand fell to 1059MW as rooftop solar provided 40 per cent of total generation. That’s below the previous record of 1135MW set in January this year, but the Australian Energy Market Operator expects that further lows will be set this spring and in following years.The record fell on the same weekend that new winter lows for minimum demand were set in Victoria and South Australia, according to AEMO, both also the result of increased generation from rooftop solar, and low overall demand.The lows for minimum demand levels are falling rapidly. “This was the fourth consecutive quarter in which a minimum quarterly demand record was set, of which two were all-time minimum demand records, highlighting the continuing impact of distributed PV on demand patterns and quantities in the WEM,” AEMO said in its latest Quarterly Energy Dynamics statement.This new record takes the number of consecutive quarters with a new minimum demand record to five, including three which are all time records.[Giles Parkinson]More: Rooftop solar: W.A. sets new record low for grid demand, two other states set winter lowslast_img read more

Brig. Gen. Kevin M. Iiams Assumes Command of MARFORSOUTH

first_imgOnce welcomed, the new commander, a native of New Orleans, spoke to the Marines he recently assumed command over and addressed the senior leadership of SOUTHCOM. Brig. Gen. Iiams expressed his thanks for Gen. Kelly’s leadership and more than 40 years of active service in the U.S. armed forces. Brig. Gen. Iiams also relayed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve in such a unique capacity as a component commander and that he looks forward to the years ahead with the command. Brigadier General Kevin M. Iiams took command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South during an Assumption of Command ceremony January 7, 2016. The Marines and sailors of MARFORSOUTH hosted the ceremony at the Conference Center of the Americas. The ceremony was attended by the senior leadership of the U.S. Southern Command and several service members from SOUTHCOM. General John F. Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, acted as the presiding official for the event. Kelly recognized the accomplishments of the MARFORSOUTH Marines and sailors, keying in on the importance of what the component command contributes to the Department of Defense and SOUTHCOM’s missions. He ended his comments with a warm welcome to Brig. Gen. Iiams and his wife. By Dialogo January 13, 2016last_img read more

Garvin George sentencing traversed to January 2012 assizes

first_img Tweet 33 Views   no discussions Court gavel. Image via: lazytechguys.comGarvin George of Calibishie will have to wait until the January Criminal Assizes to know what sentence he will receive as High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson-Brooks ordered that a Social Welfare report be conducted.Garvin George was found guilty of the murder of Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case by a nine member jury on November 23rd, 2011 and had to return to court on December 5th, 2011 for sentencing. His lawyer Wayne Norde and counsel for the State Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina were directed on November 23rd, 2011 to file brief written submissions regarding sentencing by the 2nd of December 2011.However, Justice Stephenson-Brooks said on Monday that a report from the Social Welfare is essential to assist the Court in determining a proper sentence. His family members as well as relatives of the deceased Julien Junior Joseph are to be interviewed by the Social Welfare Department.The trial has therefore been traversed to the January 2012 assizes which is scheduled to commence on the 24th of January, 2012.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Garvin George sentencing traversed to January 2012 assizes by: – December 6, 2011 Sharelast_img read more