S&P: Canada to add 9GW of capacity in 2019, more than 75% wind, solar

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):A total of 9,177 MW of power generation capacity is expected to be added to the Canadian grid in 2019, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. With 161 MW of capacity set to be retired, Canada could see a net gain of 9,016 MW.Wind and solar resources comprise about three-fourths of the new capacity expected to come into service this year, while the major retirement is a coal-fired plant. In two provinces, Alberta and Ontario, the electric system is managed by an independent system operator. In most other provinces and territories, the system is owned by the local government.At varying paces, provinces and territories have been reducing their fossil-fueled power generation capacity and replacing it with lower-emitting resources. In Alberta, for example, where 62% of Canada’s planned capacity additions for 2019 is located, the province has ordered all coal-fired capacity to be shut down by 2030, prompting utilities to both convert existing facilities to gas-fired capability and add new resources. In Ontario, all coal-fired generation capacity has already been shut, and the province has pushed for a combination of renewables, gas and nuclear resources.Wind accounts for over half of Canada’s planned capacity additions, at 5,200 MW. The Henvey Inlet Wind Project (Nigig Wind Farm) is the largest single project under construction, at 300 MW. U.S.-headquartered independent power producer Pattern Energy Group LP and Henvey Inlet First Nation subsidiary Nigig Power Corp. share ownership of the project, which is scheduled to begin operating in March on Georgian Bay. Ontario’s grid operator, the Independent Electricity System Operator, has a contract for the plant’s output.Solar accounts for 20% of scheduled 2019 additions, totaling 1,804 MW. The largest solar facility under construction is the Loyalist Solar Project, a 54-MW project in eastern Ontario. BluEarth Renewables Inc. and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinteshare ownership of the project, which is scheduled to begin operating in March, and the IESO will purchase the output.One Alberta coal plant accounts for almost all of the generating capacity to be retired in Canada this year. Independent power producer Maxim Power Corp. plans to shut its 150-MW HR Milner Generating Station (M1), which began operating in 1972, in December. It will be replaced with a larger gas-fired facility.More ($): Canada’s grid to add a net 9,000 MW of capacity in 2019 S&P: Canada to add 9GW of capacity in 2019, more than 75% wind, solarlast_img read more

Elderly man fatally stabs landlord in Hialeah

first_imgAuthorities have arrested a 90-year-old who reportedly stabbed his landlord to death during an argument.The incident occurred Sunday morning at the Lake Point Plaza Apartments along the 1000 block of West 76th Street.According to the report, witnesses say the victim and the suspect began arguing as they exited the apartment. The argument continued to escalate and that’s when the elderly man stabbed the victim several times.The victim was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center where he later died.Officials say they were in the process of questioning the suspect when he complained of illness and was transported to an area hospital.Authorities, however, are continuing to investigate the incident.last_img

Josh Reddick did not change anything during August slump

first_img“At the same time, the team was winning. That made it a lot easier to cope with.”Things turned in late August. Reddick stopped hitting the ball as hard. He was “rolling over and striking out” and the frustration started to show in his body language. That was just the darkness before the dawn.Reddick started to come around during the Dodgers’ trip to Colorado at the end of August. In his final 24 games of the season, he went 29 for 76 (.382) with a .946 OPS.“I know I’m a really good hitter,” Reddick said. “I know that and I can help this team out a lot. It just hasn’t really been the case where I’m the guy carrying the team for a week. But that doesn’t seem to be the case of how it works on this team, one guy carrying the team. … That’s what’s great about this lineup. It can be scary good when it starts clicking on all cylinders.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is likely to continue spelling Reddick with Yasiel Puig against left-handed pitching (such as Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez). Nonetheless, he recognizes Reddick is a valuable cylinder to have clicking.“It’s been a huge game-changer for us,” Roberts said of Reddick’s turnaround. “There are certain guys in the lineup who make you go. But when Josh was really scuffling, punching out way more than he’s used to, not making a lot of hard contact, there was a little void.“Right now, he’s got his legs under him. He’s taking good swings and barreling a lot of baseballs up. He’s always been a righty killer and we’re going to see our fair share of right-handers (in the post-season).”Closer callsThe 2016 postseason was just one game old when a manager (Baltimore’s Buck Showalter) was being second-guessed over how he used, or didn’t use, in Showalter’s case, his closer.Roberts said he watched the American League wild-card game Tuesday night and was surprised Showalter didn’t go to his closer, Zach Britton, against the Blue Jays, a decision for which Showalter is being roundly criticized.For his part, Roberts said he would not hesitate to use his closer, Kenley Jansen, to get more than three outs during a playoff game.“That’s certainly something we’ve talked about,” Roberts said. “I know Kenley is open to whatever we think is best for the team. Depending on the game situation. And in the postseason managers are typically more aggressive. It’s likely if it’s called for.”Roberts went to Jansen for “one-plus” saves six times during the regular season. Jansen converted four of the saves and blew two.Game 2The Nationals have announced who will throw out ceremonial pitches before Game 1 (Livan Hernandez) and Game 2 (Drake and Adam LaRoche) in Washington. But Nationals manager Dusty Baker has yet to announce his starting pitcher beyond Game 1 (Max Scherzer).As recently as Tuesday, Baker said it was “unsettled” who would follow Scherzer in the rotation. The choice is between right-hander Tanner Roark and Gonzalez, the lone left-hander in the Nationals’ rotation.If the Nationals do not start Gonzalez in Game 2, the Dodgers would face a left-handed starter just once in the best-of-five series despite finishing last in the majors in nearly every offensive statistic against left-handed pitching, including the lowest team batting average against lefties (.213) over a full season in 45 years. “I learned that probably last year,” Reddick said of his ‘less-is-more’ approach to problem-solving. “For the most part, when I’m going well, my cage work is limited to almost none at all. Pregame, right before the game, I go in there and do my routine.“I just told myself, ‘When I’m going well, I’m doing this.’ Then why am I going to do more when I’m struggling? My swing is going to be the same. There might be one switchup that I do. I might grab a short bat or do one new drill to get me back on track. I just realized that’s what it takes. If I’m not doing so much work when I’m going well, then I want to do the same thing when I’m not doing so well.”Reddick had two things that helped keep him from the natural urge to over-react to his slump: The Dodgers were winning without him and he was hitting the ball hard. The first gave him cover; the second gave him confidence.“I think that was the first time in my career I’ve struggled while hitting the ball so hard,” he said. “I think I was told for the whole month of August I had the highest exit velo(city) off the barrel with the lowest batting average.”That dubious honor wasn’t something Reddick wanted to hold for long. But “it told me I was doing everything right. WASHINGTON, D.C. >> August “wasn’t the worst time I’ve ever had in baseball,” Dodgers outfield Josh Reddick said. But it is definitely on the short list.“For that long of a time, you can’t help pressing and trying to do too much,” said Reddick, who went 11 for his first 79 at-bats with one extra-base hit and no RBIs in his first 23 games with the Dodgers.But Reddick found his way out of it by doing the hardest thing a slumping hitter can do: Nothing.He didn’t tinker with his swing. He didn’t change his stance or approach. He didn’t change his daily routine. He didn’t make any offerings to the baseball gods, though a statue of Jobu (the mythical god of slump-busting from the movie “Major League”) did appear in his locker.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Short-handed Lakers make short work of New Orleans Pelicans

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) and New Orleans Pelicans guard Ian Clark (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) after an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. The Lakers won 130-102. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) is defended by New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) drives up to the basket in-between New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) and guard Ian Clark (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives past New Orleans Pelicans guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)New Orleans Pelicans forward Christian Wood, left, is defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) dunks in front of New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers center Moritz Wagner (15) drives to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. The Lakers won 130-102. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)New Orleans Pelicans forward Christian Wood (35) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) dunks the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) and New Orleans Pelicans guard Ian Clark (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)NextShow Caption1 of 14Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)ExpandNEW ORLEANS – A purple exercise ball in the visiting locker room was as good a seat as any to watch the must-see game of Sunday afternoon.As Michigan State and Duke tipped off, LeBron James leaned back on top of the ball, lounging in shorts, flip-flops and socks. Moments later, Kyle Kuzma pulled up a chair a few feet away, eyes focused on the screen as he grazed at an early dinner.Neither would play in the game that would tip off nearly an hour later – a 130-102 Lakers win that was much less compelling viewing, albeit a gritty effort.It was the first game the Lakers played since announcing James won’t play for the rest of the season. The Pelicans, who have limited Anthony Davis’ minutes since he requested a trade in January, did not play their All-Star either. Kuzma was a late scratch with apparent left ankle tendinitis. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat left a group of mostly role players to scrap against another Western Conference team well out of the playoffs. And to that group’s credit, they delivered as James sat courtside dressed in black from head to toe.“This time of the season, a lot of guys are trying to get stats,” coach Luke Walton said. “But if someone was open we were making the extra pass and guys were cheering for each other and having a good time.”It was a stage for second-year guard Alex Caruso to showcase a career-best 23-point performance. That included a third-quarter sequence in which he hit a long three, notched a breakaway dunk off a steal and took a charge as the Lakers outscored the Pelicans by 22 in the pivotal frame. The team totaled 30 assists on the night.Since joining the regular rotation, Caruso is averaging 10.7 points while shooting 47 percent from 3-point range. Sitting with his feet in an ice bath post game — a common media set-up for James when he plays — Caruso said he’s looking for more than a few good games: He’d like a permanent roster spot rather than a contract that splits his time between the G League.“Every game for me is a job application,” he said. “It’s me going out there and showing this is where I’m supposed to be. I’m one of the best 350, 400 players in the world and I want to be in this league.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Rajon Rondo – who left the game temporarily in the second half to stitch up a cut on his forehead – finished with a 24-point, 12-assist double-double, his second straight strong game for the depleted Lakers.A recent ESPN report cited that James made a raspberry sound to express disapproval of how the Lakers’ experiment went this season, with the front office surrounding him with playmakers instead of shooters. After the win, in which the Lakers scored more points in regulation than only other one game this season, Rondo spoke up for the other argument: That there wasn’t enough time with a healthy roster to come to a more definitive conclusion.“I just don’t think we had a fair opportunity,” he said. “That experiment didn’t work, probably because we had probably 100 games total missed of court appearances. I can’t really comment on whether it was a good or bad thing. I’m not really sure.”On Sunday night, it was probably as much about the caliber of competition: No Pelican scored more than Julius Randle’s 17 points. Davis wore a suit as well, and he stopped to talk to James on his way out of the arena after the game.It was the Lakers’ fourth win in their last five games, and with 35 wins, they’ve matched last season’s total with five games remaining on the schedule. Walton has, at times, seemed unable to explain why his team is suddenly playing well with nothing on the line, but he’s also enjoying some aspect of it as well.“For where we’re at,” Walton said, “it’s been fun to coach this group lately, and the way they’ve been playing out there.” Job applications may also be on the minds of some other veteran Lakers who will see their contracts expire at the end of the season.JaVale McGee added 23 points and 16 rebounds, his fourth double-double in his last five games. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (19 points), Reggie Bullock (19 points) and Mike Muscala (10 points) all found ways to make an impact.Related Articleslast_img read more