Oklahoma coal company pans utility’s solar plans in Indiana

first_imgOklahoma coal company pans utility’s solar plans in Indiana FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Alliance Resource Partners is urging Indiana regulators to deny Vectren South’s application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct a proposed 50-megawatt solar facility, according to filings with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.Debate over what would be one of the largest solar projects in Indiana to date is heating up at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, which is expected to enter a final order in the case in the first half of 2019.Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Alliance, along with the entire Indiana coal industry, is opposing plans by Vectren South to shutter about 700 MW of its coal-fired generating capacity by 2023, keeping open only 270-MW Unit 3 at the Culley power plant in Warrick County, Indiana. Alliance has argued that fuel and generation “diversity” is not a sufficient justification for the $76 million project.Alliance, in a regulatory filing last week, said Vectren has never demonstrated the need for additional generating capacity and is expected to have an approximately 200-MW generation surplus in 2025. Given that projection, building the solar project in Perry County, Indiana, merely to diversify the utility’s generation portfolio is ill-advised and could cost Vectren South’s 140,000 ratepayers millions of dollars in unnecessary expense over the years, the coal company contends.Vectren, in a rebuttal to the Alliance filing, disagreed. “As with other solar projects the commission has approved, increasing capacity was never a main driver for the solar project,” Vectren said. “Vectren South presented evidence that the primary drivers for the solar project are diversifying Vectren South’s generation portfolio, complementing existing generation resources, low variable-cost power, and responding to customer desires and encouraging economic development.”Vectren also disputed Alliance’s claim that only a handful of Vectren’s largest customers, including Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA, have encouraged the utility to add more renewable energy resources to its mix.More: Alliance argues against Vectren’s proposed solar project in Indianalast_img read more

Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba Man Utd prediction made by Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit

first_imgAdvertisement Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba Man Utd prediction made by Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Mar 2020 1:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.9kShares Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United in January (Picture: Getty)Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba have been backed to form a successful midfield partnership at Manchester United by Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit.Portuguese midfielder Fernandes joined the Red Devils in January from Sporting and has made an instant impact at Old Trafford.Petit rates Fernandes as the ‘best buy’ from a Premier League club during the winter window and says he can form a formidable partnership with Pogba.Pogba has not featured for Manchester United since Boxing Day due to an ankle injury and there have been suggestions he could leave Old Trafford following Fernandes’ arrival.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisementBut Petit is excited to see the French World Cup-winner play alongside Fernandes, telling Mirror Sport: ‘Fernandes has made a huge impact.‘In the space of two months he is the best buy in the winter market. He has made such a big impact. It’s like he’s been at the club for six years.‘He’s changed the mentality inside the dressing room. It’s hard for a player to come in mid-season and do that. Comment Paul Pogba can play alongside Fernandes, according to Emmanuel Petit (Picture: Getty)‘Paul Pogba was meant to be doing this at Manchester United. It’s what he should have done in terms of leadership on the pitch.‘But I’m looking forward to seeing them together on the pitch, I want to see if that can work, and I’m pretty sure it can work.’Before the Premier League season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, Manchester United had climbed to fifth in the English top-flight.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMORE: The three things Manchester United need to offer Jadon Sancho to secure summer moveMORE: Manchester United raise contract offer to Chelsea target Angel Gomes Advertisementlast_img read more