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Green Mountain Power begins construction of Lowell wind project

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first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,Green Mountain Power (GMP) has begun construction of Kingdom Community Wind (KCW), a 63 MW renewable wind energy project in Lowell, Vermont. The 21 turbine wind project can provide power for more than 24,000 homes with the lowest-cost new renewable energy available to GMP customers and the members of the Vermont Electric Coop (VEC).”We are extremely excited to start construction on this important local, renewable energy project,” said Mary Powell, President and CEO of Green Mountain Power. “In addition to producing clean and reliable power for our customers and VEC members, Kingdom Community Wind is the most affordable new renewable energy available.”Kingdom Community Wind is the most significant renewable generation development in Vermont and it will provide a boost to the local and Vermont economy. The project has already employed Vermonters and Vermont firms in the pre-construction phase of the project. More than 90 different Vermont firms and vendors have participated in the project to date, with more than $4 million already invested in those companies. In the coming weeks, contractors, including Vermont-based contractors like J.A. McDonald of Lyndon Center and Bates & Murray of Barre, will be adding additional local employees to their existing Vermont employee base to work on Kingdom Community Wind.”This is a local energy project built by Vermonters, for Vermonters,” said Powell. “Through tax payments to the town of Lowell, the state education fund, the Good Neighbor Fund for surrounding towns and the economic activity created by the project’s construction, as well as competitively priced energy for many years to come, this project is a true win-win for all involved. We are grateful for the support we have received from the community.”Construction will consist of two affiliated projects. The first being the construction of the turbines, which will be complete and running by the end of 2012. The second includes upgrades to VEC’s transmission system between Lowell and Jay. VEC sought the upgrades as part of its long term capital plan, but through a partnership with GMP is now able to move more quickly on a more robust upgrade, while limiting the costs to its members.”Our 40 year old transmission system between Lowell and Jay needed to be upgraded to ensure safety and reliability,” said David Hallquist, CEO of the Vermont Electric Coop. “Our members have also told us that they want clean, local and affordable electricity. Our partnership with GMP on this renewable wind project will help us meet those requests in a way that keeps rates as low as possible.”In July, VEC members voted to support the transmission system upgrades, with nearly 80 percent in favor. The Kingdom Community Wind project has also been supported at the ballot box by Lowell voters during a 2010 Town Meeting Day ballot when three in four Lowell voters approved of the wind project.Kingdom Community Wind received a certificate of public good (CPG) from the Vermont Public Service Board in late May. GMP has now met all the pre-construction conditions in the CPG and received all of the permits required to begin construction, including permits related to protecting water quality that were issued late August.”We are committed to the highest environmental standards,” said Powell. “After all, a major reason for building a renewable wind project is to reduce carbon emissions and protect our natural environment. That is why it is so important that we maintain a strong environmental ethic in every aspect of Kingdom Community Wind.”Green Mountain Power’s environmental efforts are among the most extensive for such a project in Vermont. For example, for the first time for either wind or ski areas, there will be biological monitoring of streams during and following construction. GMP has also voluntarily collected data about the water chemistry of all the streams around the project to understand and protect future water quality.According to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), “The monitoring program imposed on GMP to protect high quality waters is more restrictive than any program required of any Vermont ski area to date.” In addition, GMP made an extraordinary effort in the design to avoid stream and wetland impacts.”In my 25 years of working on water quality issues in Vermont, GMP has by far done more with the Kingdom Wind project than any other development project to provide a comprehensive and well-planned framework, including design, implementation, monitoring, and reporting to assure that water quality is protected,” said Jeff Nelson, Director of Environmental Services for VHB, who has worked as a consultant for GMP on water resources planning and permitting for the project since the outset.Green Mountain Power has been working toward the development of KCW for more than three years. All aspects of the project, from environmental to economic impacts, have been studied extensively and were subject to regulatory and public oversight. As construction on KCW moves ahead, GMP remains committed to being fully open and transparent about the project and its progress.With construction beginning, GMP is on schedule to ensure that KCW is operating by the end of 2012. In doing so, customers will benefit directly because the project will qualify for about $47 million in federal production tax credit that go entirely to lowering the cost of energy for GMP customers and VEC members.About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Vermont and is a leader in wind and solar generation. It serves more than 96,000 customers. www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external).COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – September 06, 2011) –last_img read more

The Feast of Christ the King set for Portsmouth

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first_img Tweet photo credit: catholicculture.orgCatholics in Dominica will be celebrating the Feast of Christ the King in a big way on Sunday in Portsmouth.The Feast of Christ the King is celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year and is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church.This year’s celebration will be held in Portsmouth.Parish Priest Father Herman Sharplis said the day will begin with a procession from the Catholic Church Hall to the Benjamin’s Park.“The day begins with a lot of vocation and then we will be having a welcome address followed by a morning prayer and a presentation from the four parishes”, he explained.According to Sharplis, the young people will present a drama under the theme “Hailing our King Jesus”.“They will be doing that in the form of drama and music. The day will continue with an hour of workshop and prayer. Then this will be followed by a High Mass”, said Sharplis.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharecenter_img FaithLifestyleLocalNews The Feast of Christ the King set for Portsmouth by: – November 24, 2012 88 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RCB vs RR highlights: Match abandoned; Bangalore officially out of tournament

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first_img 00:21 (IST) 00:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That’s it from us. Sad end to the day. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game as Chennai host Delhi Capitals at Chepauk. Till then, tada.  If you were planning to go off to sleep early today, don’t. We are having a 5 over per side game which is scheduled to start at 11:26 pm. Don’t leave this page folks. We are all set to witness some power-hitting.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:19 (IST) 22:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:21 (IST) TOSS: Rajasthan opt to bowl 23:11 (IST) 00:16 (IST) Live visuals in – Still raining. The overs will start getting deducted post 9pm local time which is roughly about 40 minutes from now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oh dear! It has started to pour at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. It doesn’t seem like too heavy, just a faint drizzle but good enough to hold up play. So, looks like we are in for a delayed start here. We’ll keep you posted, stay tuned. The toss is scheduled to happen in 30 minutes from now and team winning the toss will look to have a bowl first and restrict the opposition for a low score and chasing has been easy at Bangalore wicket. However, this remains to be seen what toss-winning captain goes with.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:57 (IST) 23:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Rules: 5 over per side. 5 bowlers can bowl an over each. 10 minutes break. 2 over powerplay.  Seven down! Wickets falling faster than updates.  Rajasthan Royals hasn’t lost a wicket in first two overs but haven’t been able to up the scoring rate. As of now, they are scoring 11 runs per over. In last three overs, they need 41 runs. Equation getting tough now.  23:53 (IST) Two ball two sixes! What a start from Royal Challengers Bangalore and skipper Kohli.  Alright then, the covers are coming off now. Fingers crossed 🤞🤞— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:56 (IST) Another wicket. Wickets are falling like pack of cards for Bangalore!  23:24 (IST) 20:21 (IST) First ball DOT. Second ball SIX. That’s sanju Samson for you! So Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are out in the middle. Rajasthan Royals are in the middle too. We are set! It’s game time.  A brilliant over from Jaydev Unadkat. Under pressure, bowling second last over of the innings, he gave just 9 runs and picked all-important wicket of Parthiv Patel. Half-side back to pavilion in space of four overs. After 4 overs, it’s 54/5.  23:38 (IST) 23:45 (IST) Bangalore 62/7 in 5 overs vs Rajasthan (Virat Kohli 25, Shreyas Gopal 3/12) WICKET: Yuzvendra Chahal tossed the ball up and Samson just couldn’t time it to perfection. Falls in 30 yard circle. First wicket DOWN!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 20:34 (IST) Here are the playing XI for two sides: Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane ThomasRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Good news! 5-overs game confirmed. 11:26pm start. We are set for the second innings!  23:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Just 10 runs off the first over. Bangalore are back in the game.  WICKET: Shreyas Gopal provides all-important breakthrough. Gopal tossed the ball up and Virat couldn’t time it to perfection. Straight into the hands of long on fielder.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:50 (IST) The match has been abandoned. An anti-climactic finish. So, RCB are officially out of the tournament. A smiling Kohli shakes hands with the RR players and the players walk back to the dressing room. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Bangalore is currently placed at eight positions in the points table, but as we know, things in the shortest format of the game change quickly. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will look to continue their winning run and move up on the points table.  23:26 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:11 (IST) 19:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) A look at the Playing XI for #RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/3ieDzXWOPp— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:13 (IST) 23:58 (IST) First over went for 23 runs! That’s some serious hitting!  50 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18 runs off the third over. Just 23 runs needed in last two overs. Still NO WICKET.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:23 (IST) 19:39 (IST) We have more news coming in. There will be an offical inspection at 10:40 PM Hello and a warm a welcome. We are all set to witness another crackerjack of an encounter as Virat kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore hosts Rajasthan Royals at M. Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru. It is a must-win game for two sides, which makes the encounter all the more interesting.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:31 (IST) 23:41 (IST) New Delhi: We are left with just six more league-stage games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and still two playoffs spots is yet to be occupied. With all six franchises well in the tournament, the encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals will be one to watch out for. Bangalore is currently placed at eight positions in the points table, but as we know, things in the shortest format of the game change quickly. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will look to continue their winning run and move up on the points table. LIVE SCORECARD Getting heavier now. Proper rain Both team have made changes. The host have made two changes, and visitors have made one. This remains to be seen if this will help these two sides.  🌧️🌧️🌧️#RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/ksHkwk6cQW— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2019 Well, well. Bad news folks, the rain is back and so are the covers. What a bummer! The umbrellas are up..  After 3 overs, it’s 45/4.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In First ball and Virat kohli deposited into the stands! SIX! 18:52 (IST) 00:09 (IST) 4.6 – These are the first two ball for Liam Livingstone Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MILESTONE ALERT: Shreyas Gopal picks second hat-trick of the season 23:37 (IST) 00:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In DROPPED! Full marks for try! Livingstone SURVIVES!  22:51 (IST) 19:31 (IST) 23:32 (IST) It’s still drizzling at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. After 26 minutes, the overs will start to reduce.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The umpires are in the middle and looking at the problem areas. Spectators wait for the final call as the clock ticks near 11.  20:20 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In We are left with just six more league-stage games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and still two playoffs spots is yet to be occupied. With all six franchises well in the tournament, the encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals will be one to watch out for. 23:59 (IST) The next inspection is at 23:05, which is 21 mins before the cut-off time WICKET: Gopal flighted the ball, bat turns and AB de Villiers follows his counterpart to pavilion.  18:51 (IST) SIXTH wicket. My word what is happening here. Klaasen couldn’t stay at the wicket for long.  19:58 (IST) 21:27 (IST)last_img read more

Champions League action tonight

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first_imgCork City will be hoping to keep the pressure on leaders Dundalk when they host Galway United at Turners Cross.It’s 4th against 3rd at the Brandywell where Derry City take on Shamrock Rovers.And at Richmond Park it’s St. Patrick’s Athletic against Sligo Rovers.All of tonight’s games kick off at 7.45. Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester welcome Portugese giants FC Porto to the King Power Stadium, while Spurs are in Russia to face CSKA Moscow.The tie of the night is arguably in Germany where Borussia Dortmund host reigning champions Real Madrid.Four of the top five in the Airtricity League Premier Division take to the field tonight.last_img read more

GAME announces BELONG Arena Clash for Spring 2018

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first_imgGAME, the video game retailer has announced that its BELONG Arena Clash will return for a Spring season with registration opening today for gamers over the age of 16 in the United Kingdom. The esports tournament gives casual and hardcore gamers alike the chance to join a team at their local BELONG store and compete for a place at the live finals which will take place at Insomnia62 at the NEC in Birmingham over the Easter weekend. There are now 19 BELONG arenas across the country, and those involved will have the chance to compete in: Call of Duty: WWII, Overwatch, League of Legends and Tekken 7. Each regional team will be vying for titles and attempting to dethrone the current champions: Manchester Swarm, Colchester Centurions, Portsmouth Pirates and London Lionhearts. The victorious players will win £100 worth of accessories and £100 GAME Reward points. The runners-up in each title will receive £50 in accessories and £50 in Reward points. The programme will feature dedicated gaming nights for each title throughout the week, with players able to play on stations for each title. Teams will have the chance to challenge other players within their region specific arena as well as other players across the UK. From today, players can sign up at their local arena in as many titles as they would like. The first qualification week is the 22nd January, after which teams will be selected for each arena and then play against each other in two weeks of friendly matches before the league gets underway on the 12th February. The tournament will then culminate, after five weeks of league play with the finals hosted at i62 in Birmingham.There are now arenas at the following locations: Bradford, Bristol City Centre, Bristol Cribbs Causeway, Cardiff, Colchester, Craigavon, Glasgow, Hull, Kingston, London Wardour Street, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Teesside, Tyneside and York.Esports Insider says: Sadly we’re all terrible at every video game but this is another great initiative from BELONG. Fancy yourself as an esports star of the future? Head down to your local arena and dumpster some other UK esports stars in the making…last_img read more