Indiana utility says coal phaseout, new renewables will save customers $4 billion

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Northwest Indiana Times:Indiana utility NIPSCO decided to transition away from the coal it’s burned for 90 years because of financial considerations, not environmental concerns, company President Violet Sistovaris told the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.The Merrillville-based utility estimates it will save up to $4 billion by retiring its aging coal-fired plants, including the Michigan City Generating Station, passing the cost savings onto customers. NIPSCO believes that in a decade it will instead generate 65% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, 25% from natural gas, and 10% from other sources, such as buying power at market rates from the grid when it’s most cost-effective to do so.“It’s a customer-focused plan to meet the future energy needs of customers,” Sistovaris told a business crowd at a Lakeshore Chamber luncheon at Dynasty Banquets in Hammond. “It’s a decades-long transition to a more balanced portfolio. We’re going from coal-fired generation to lower-cost cleaner energy sources that will result in $4 billion in cost savings. It’s a more balanced, more diverse and more affordable way to reliably provide electricity. It’s not politically driven or environmentally driven. It’s lower cost.”Every few years, NIPSCO, the second-largest electric utility in Indiana, reviews how it will provide power in the future to its 460,000 electric customers, including five large industrial users that make up 40% of the total demand. The company looked 20 years out in a forecast and saw an opportunity to invest in cleaner and more balanced electricity generation, Sistovaris said.“Retiring all of our coal plants as quickly as possible was the least-cost option,” she said. “Running the coal plants to the end of life was the most expensive. They have aged and gotten more expensive to maintain and operate as anyone who runs an industrial facility can appreciate.”NIPSCO is partnering with developers to build four new wind farms across Indiana, in rural areas downstate. The company also expects to get power from solar panels, natural gas and the grid system, and will continue to evaluate the exact mix based on prices and market conditions, Sistovaris said.More: NIPSCO estimates shift from coal will save $4 billion Indiana utility says coal phaseout, new renewables will save customers $4 billionlast_img read more

Real Madrid set price tag for Arsenal to make Dani Ceballos’ loan move permanent

first_imgCeballos had to wait for his chance but has grabbed it with both hands (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have been very happy with the partnership Ceballos has developed alongside Granit Xhaka and would like to turn the 23-year-old’s loan into a permanent deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More 1 min. story Read More SPONSORED Skip Advertisement 1/1 Real want to raise significant funds so they can invest in the squad this summer, with Achraf Akimi already sold to Inter Milan and Ceballos and defender Jesus Vallejo the next two players likely to be offloaded.Ceballos was questioning his Arsenal future in the winter while sidelined, but is now thriving under Arteta and recently declared that the Gunners are ‘his team’, with a permanently stay in north London appearing to be his preference over a return to Spain.MORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal’s clash with LiverpoolMORE: Ainsley Maitland-Niles set to tell Mikel Arteta he wants to leave ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. / Video Settings Full Screen Real Madrid set price tag for Arsenal to make Dani Ceballos’ loan move permanent Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Commentcenter_img However, Arsenal did not negotiate a purchase option when they loaned Ceballos last summer and it has been suggested that Zinedine Zidane could welcome the midfielder back into his squad for next season – particularly if transfer funds are limited due to the coronavirus crisis.Now Spanish newspaper Marca report that Real are willing to let Ceballos leave if they receive both the green light from Zidane and a significant sum.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalCeballos remains highly rated by those at Real and has other suitors beyond Arsenal, with both Valencia and Real Betis reaching out to his camp.The Liga leaders know they have a strong bargaining position and will not let him leave on the cheap, setting an asking price of €25million (£22.6m). Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jul 2020 8:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares PLAY Read More About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Coming Next The Spaniard is enjoying a fine run of form in the side under Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s hopes of signing Dani Ceballos permanently have been boosted with Real Madrid prepared to cash-in on the on-loan midfielder this summer, according to reports in Spain.Ceballos endured a difficult time at the Emirates when Mikel Arteta first took over at the club, with his compatriot’s arrival coinciding with a serious injury, and he had to wait until February to make his first appearance.Since then, though, he has started the last 10 Premier League matches and has become one of the first names on Arteta’s team sheets, delivering a number of excellent performances. by Metro Skip Ad Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Top articleslast_img read more

Defendant may be arrested if he fails to produce medical certificate

first_imgLocalNews Defendant may be arrested if he fails to produce medical certificate by: – June 4, 2012 Share Court GavelA St. Joseph resident who issued a letter to the High Court regarding his inability to attend Court proceedings may be arrested if he does not produce a medical certificate to the Court by Tuesday morning.Steven Wyke who was jointly charged with Johan Charles and Gershon Baron for burglary of items worth EC$18, 245.00, issued a letter to the Court through his mother, communicating his illness but failed to attach a medical form to the letter.His attorney Dawn Yearwood-Stuart informed the court that she also received a letter from her client’s mother indicating that Wyke is home recuperating and therefore unable to appear in court.According to Yearwood-Stuart, her client’s mother did indicate that a medical certificate was attached but she did not receive it.Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks also noted that the letter she received did not include a medical certificate which Wyke’s mother said she had attached.She then made out an arrest warrant for Wyke which is delayed until Tuesday June 5th, 2012 during which time he should furnish the court with a medical report.The matter was adjourned to Wednesday June 6th, 2012.Meantime the trial involving Rickel Peter, Claudius Guy, Malcolm Sandy and Kester Timothy who are jointly charged and pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to harm Aaron Carbon of Eggleston has been traversed to the September 2012 Criminal Assizes.The office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) represented by Arthlyn Nesty “respectfully” requested that the matter be traversed after informing the court that the state was “not ready” to proceed with the matter since they had encountered a hurdle.She said the complainant, Aaron Carbon was “gainfully employed” in Bermuda and would not be available to appear in court till October 2012.The matter was traversed to the September 2012 Criminal Assizes by Justice Birnie Stephenson Brooks.Stephenson-Brooks informed the four defendants that their bail would continue under the “same conditions” and warned them to “behave themselves, live honest and industrious lives and refrain from liming on street corners”.Dominica Vibes News Share 44 Views   one commentcenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more