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India Plans Major Push for Storage, Boosting Renewables

first_imgIndia Plans Major Push for Storage, Boosting Renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Hindu:The draft National Energy Storage Mission expects to kick-start grid-connected energy storage in India, set up a regulatory framework, and encourage indigenous manufacture of batteries, according to a member of the expert committee set up by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) last month.The draft sets a “realistic target” of 15-20 gigawatt hours (GWh) of grid-connected storage within the next five years, according to Debi Prasad Dash, director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), an industry body that is a part of the committee. Power grids do not currently use storage options that would help in smoothly integrating renewable energy sources.The draft has been submitted to the ministry, and will be released for public feedback in the next few months, said Dash. He added that the mission will focus on seven verticals: indigenous manufacturing; an assessment of technology and cost trends; a policy and regulatory framework; financing, business models and market creation; research and development; standards and testing; and grid planning for energy storage.Renewable energy sources now make up almost one-fifth of India’s total installed power capacity. However, as power grids increase their share of solar and wind energy, the problem remains that the peak supply of renewable sources does not always meet peak demand, explained P.C. Pant, a senior scientist with MNRE. For instance, solar energy generation may be at its peak at noon, but unless stored, it will not be available when needed to light up homes at night. Moreover, renewable sources are inherently intermittent: there are days when the wind doesn’t blow or the sky is cloudy.Batteries could help store surplus energy during peak generation times, but are more immediately needed to stabilize the grid when shifting between renewables and the baseload thermal capacity. “Once the installed capacity of renewables reaches 100 GW [from the current 65 GW], it will become critical to incorporate storage options,” said Pant.Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) expects to issue tenders for grid-connected storage by the end of the year, said its managing director Jatindra Nath Swain. For its own 160 MW plant in Andhra Pradesh, SECI will issue tenders for a storage option by the end of July, he added. “Up to 10% of [solar] power can be injected into the grid without storage,” he said. “After that, storage will become a necessity.”More: Draft Mission To Kick-Start Renewable Energy Storagelast_img read more

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Mbappe: Neymar to Real Madrid rumours ‘hot air’

first_imgTransfers Neymar to Real Madrid links nothing but hot air, insists Mbappe Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 19:36 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe Neymar Paris Saint-Germain Getty Transfers Real Madrid PSG Ligue 1 Primera División Neymar Kylian Mbappé The Brazilian is reported to be a target for Real Madrid, though his attacking partner in Paris is convinced it is mere speculation Rumours linking Neymar with a move to Real Madrid at the end of this season are “nothing but hot air”, according to his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe.Neymar has only been at the Parc des Princes since PSG smashed the world transfer record to bring him in from Barcelona in August.But not long after his €222 million move was complete, speculation connecting him with a return to Spain and Barca’s bitter rivals Madrid started to circulate. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid have continued to be linked with the Brazil star – who is currently out injured – in the Spanish media, but Mbappe is adamant it is all just speculation.When asked whether Neymar might leave, Mbappe told Telefoot : “It’s nothing but hot air.”Neymar sends me messages, gives me news. I wished him a good World Cup, but not to win it.”Of course, I have the goal of winning the World Cup. It’s even a dream. If we progress well, we can achieve something.”Mbappe’s coach Unai Emery is expected to leave PSG at the end of the season when his contract expires, likely a consequence of the club’s underwhelming performance in the Champions League for a second season running.Though Mbappe does not see the situation as cut and dry as some, he is adamant this has still been a good season as they march on towards the Ligue 1 title after lifting the Coupe de la Ligue on Saturday.MVP #PSGASM #ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/EZD6OJo1YV — Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) March 31, 2018 “I’m not sure that Emery will leave, even if he is at the end of his contract,” Mbappe added.”I don’t know if he talks to the club. We’ll see who will replace him if he leaves, but he is not leaving at the moment.”With PSG it’s a good season, even if we failed in Champions League. It will serve us well for next year, I hope. We will never forget it, that’s football. We simply didn’t deserve to progress.”last_img read more