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

Buxton `Carl Hooper’ Cricket Club lifts Trophy Stall Under-19 title

first_imgBUXTON ‘Carl Hooper’ Cricket Club defeated Lusignan East Sports Club by two wickets to lift the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB)-sponsored Trophy Stall Under-19 title, when the tournament concluded last Sunday at the Buxton Community Centre ground. Batting first, Lusignan Sports Club were bowled out for 88, with pacer Nando (only name given in the press release) creating the major damage, claiming 7-14. No batsman produced an innings of substance.Buxton, in reply, were reduced to 60-7 but Nando’s arrival at the wicket eased whatever tension was there. In a no-nonsense mood, he clobbered a maximum and two fours to seal the win.Buxton eventually reached 90-8.At the presentation ceremony Nando received the Player-of-the-Match trophy.President of the ECCB, Mr Bissoondyal Singh, congratulated both teams for reaching the final, adding that the competition was extremely competitive.He also expressed his sincere gratitude to Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall for sponsoring the tournament for the fifth consecutive year.As it relates to cricket and youth development, the ECCB president explained that the ECCB has put together a packed programme for 2017.“There will also be the employment of several full-time coaches and the East Coast will be divided into four sections as we seek to capture every village,” Singh said.He urged the young cricketers to continue to work hard and become role models, importantly to stay away from illicit drugs and alcohol.Vice-president of the ECCB and chairman of the Competitions Committee, Raymond Barton, congratulated the Buxtonions for their well-deserved victory.He also thanked the clubs and ground staffs throughout the East Coast for their cooperation and contributions, which aided in the successful execution of the tournament.last_img read more

Super Eagles Go for Broke against Desert Foxes

first_imgKunle Adewale and Edhowo EnakenoThe Super Eagles of Nigeria will today at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, take on the Desert Foxes of Algeria in a game Nigeria must win to be in a good stead of hoisting her flag at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.In a telephone chat with THISDAY ahead of today’s crunchy battle, former Nigeria international, Friday Ekpo said, “Every footballer holds his country’s colour in high esteem and therefore, their priority is to make great impact and make sure his country wins. The coach will be under slight pressure no doubt, but he should keep to his game plan and be focused to get the desired result.” Asked if he was satisfied with the caliber of players invited to prosecute the game, he reacted thus:“The players invited are what we have for now and we must maximise their potentials and what we owe them is our support for them to achieve their goal of coming to play for the country,” Ekpo said.On whether Algeria can count on their past successes over Nigeria in today’s game, he replied, “We keep playing them every now and then. But it is not the same players we played then. its a different ball game and mindset. We just needed to concentrate on our own plan, map out our strategy and concentrate. Our attitude should be to win at the end of the day I believe Nigeria would come out victorious”.The former Shell of Gabon player, however dismissed the insinuation that Nigeria is playing in a very difficult group ‘group of death’, saying, “If you want to be a true champion you must be ready to play the best in the continent, and I strongly believe Nigeria would emerge tops from the group.”The team had been involved in vigorous training in Abuja under the watchful eyes of the technical crew led by Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr before jetting out to Uyo on Wednesday.Super Eagles players have been in fine form for their various clubs, but Rohr is not carried away by that but had rather called on his team to stay grounded.A win against the Greens in Uyo will put the three-time African kings in good position to reach Russia 2018.But, while acknowledging Nigeria ‘s confidence, the German added that there was still plenty of work to do before facing the north African giants.“I believe all the games in this group will be difficult to win because all the four teams are very strong. Algeria which is the number one team in Africa must be disappointed for dropping points at home against Cameroon. They will come to Uyo very well prepared against us. So mathematically, it was a good operation for us that we won in Ndola; and we are the only teams that have three points after the first round of matches. The preparation has been to look at our players in their clubs because we cannot play any friendly match” he told Caf website.“We have to analyse the matches and we also have to keep eyes on our players because we have started building a new team with many young players. It was good we have two wins after two matches (Tanzania and Zambia) which is good for our confidence but there is still a lot of work to do.”On the reported injury scare in the Eagles’ camp, media officer for the team, Toyin Ibitoye said there was no cause for worries as the players excused from Tuesday’s sessions would all have a go in Wednesday’s activities. They (Brown Ideye, Leon Balogun and Shehu Abudulahi) are all good to go, the coach only left them out of Tuesday’s training as a precautionary measure,” he explained.Till date, there has been 17 clashes between both teams (all at competitive level), with Nigeria winning eight times, drawing three and losing six. And Nigeria captain, Mikel John Obi, was less than three years old the last time Algeria defeated Nigeria, in the final of the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations in Algiers.The first clash between both countries was on 10th January 1973, during the football event of the 2nd All-Africa Games that Nigeria hosted. The match ended 2-2. Seven years later, the Green Eagles would thrash the Algerians 3-0 to lift their first Africa Cup title.In their last four confrontations, the Eagles have enjoyed a winning streak against the Algerians, which is more than the three consecutive wins Algeria had over Nigeria between October 1981 and March 1982. In the qualifying race for Espana ’82, Algeria beat Nigeria 2-0 in Lagos and 2-1 in Constantine, and the Fennecs then came from behind to edge the Eagles 2-1 at the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations in Libya.Meanwhile, Algeria Football Federation President, Mohamed Raouraouia has tasked the Fennecs to go for a win against the Super Eagles. The North Africans drew their first fixture against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 1-1 in Bilda and needed to win the tie to boost their qualification chances.And Raouraouia has charged the players to give their all in the game and ensure they made their nation proud. “You have a duty to come back with a positive result from the match against Nigeria,” Raouraouia was quoted as telling the players.“All the Algerian people are behind you. They support you and hope for a good result in Nigeria. We must not disappoint, it’s all I can say. The World Cup is an important event that should not be missed. You should know that everyone is behind you,” added the Algerian FF president.However, former Nigerian international, Kanu Nwankwo, believes the Super Eagles have a great chance of beating Algeria’s Desert Warriors today in Uyo. Kanu says the attitude and body language of the players fills him with enormous confidence that a win could be on the cards for the Super Eagles today.“I can see the joy and happiness in our Super Eagles players, that’s sign of good team spirit and the will show it in the game against Algeria,” Kanu wrote on his official twitter account, @papilokanu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more