Thailand plans 1GW of floating solar generation

first_imgThailand plans 1GW of floating solar generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:State-run utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is planning to facilitate 1GW of hybrid floating solar-hydro projects across eight dams throughout the country. Thepparat Theppitak, deputy governor, power plant development and renewable energy, EGAT, announced the plans at the ASEAN Solar + Storage Congress & Expo in Manila, the Philippines, organised by Leader Associates.The first two projects, located in the Northeast, are already in the development phase, including 45MW(AC) of contracted capacity at Sirindhorn Dam, with a commercial operation date expected in 2020. A second 24MW(AC) project at Ubol Ratana Dam is due to come into commercial operation in 2023.Theppitak told PV Tech that building of the first project should get underway in January next year. The plans also complement the fact that Thailand already has a hydropower plan and the country wants to have a test bed for floating PV, he added. EGAT sees a potential water surface area of 16km2 across the eight dams earmarked for this first phase.The Thai government is also working on tests for battery energy storage with two big projects standing at 22MWh and 16MWh capacity being used for frequency regulation and to enhance system flexibility. Moreover, Theppitak suggested that once battery costs come down far enough, EGAT will also consider having batteries at the hybrid floating solar-hydro projects.Franck Constant, president of PV developer and investor, Constant Energy, said that the announcements showed perhaps the most prominent change in the Thailand renewable energy space over the last year – the fact that a state-run utility like EGAT is starting to buy into new energy solutions like storage and floating solar.More: Thailand utility eyes 1GW of floating solar on hydro dams, pilots energy storagelast_img read more

Board to take up advertising, gay adoptions December 10

first_img December 1, 2004 Regular News A more detailed look at tentative revisions to The Florida Bar’s advertising rules and dealing with the request of two sections to advocate for a repeal of the state law banning adoptions by gays will be on the Bar Board of Governors’ December 10 agenda.The board, meeting in Naples, also will get several two-year-cycle procedural rule amendment packages.The Advertising Task Force 2004 completed its preliminary recommendations in September and sent them to the board for review. The proposals are also posted on the Bar’s Web site at board took a quick look at its October meeting and made two requests. It asked the task force to present options on requiring screening of advertisements before publication or broadcast and for options on language that creates unjustified expectations in ads, a frequent point of contention on advertising appeals.(The task force met last month and drafted language for those alternatives, which have been posted on the Bar’s Web site with the panel’s other recommendations. Panel members noted that providing the alternative language doesn’t mean they endorse them, but only that they are providing options requested by the board.)The board is scheduled to review the tentative proposals in more detail in December and make any final requests or suggestions. The task force is taking public comment January 20 during the Bar’s Midyear Meeting, and then will begin working on the final draft of its recommendations.Of major interest are the three options the task force presenting on whether the 30-day waiting period on direct mail solicitations in personal injury cases should be extended to criminal cases. The task force has also recommended a slight expansion of the “safe harbor” content of what can be included in ads that don’t have to be submitted for Bar review.While the board has asked for options on requiring review of ads before they are published, the task force has recommended a voluntary program where lawyers would be immune from disciplinary prosecution if they get Bar approval before the ad is printed or aired.Other recommendations include requiring out-of-state lawyers advertising in Florida to comply with the Bar’s advertising rules.The issue over the state’s statutory ban on gay adoption was raised by the Family Law and Public Interest Law sections. They want the law repealed and the state to adopt a best-interest-of-the-child standard.The request was considered by the Bar’s Legislation Committee in August which asked the sections to postpone their request after committee members expressed concern the matter raised deep philosophical and emotional divisions within the Bar. That’s one of the few grounds the Bar can use to deny a section’s lobbying request.At the time, the Equal Opportunities Law Committee and the Legal Needs of Children Committee endorsed the two sections’ position, and the Legislation Committee asked that other sections be approached, and questioned about whether they saw the issue as divisive.Since then, the Elder Law Section and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers have added their support. The Young Lawyer Division Board of Governors also debated the issue at its November 5-6 meeting and recommended not allowing the sections to lobby the issue because of divisiveness (see story above).Opponents, who have largely contacted Bar leaders and written letters-to-the-editor to the Bar News, generally contend that the gay adoption issue is a moral issue and hence not appropriate for Bar action. They also say that even if the sections, as required, specify only they and not the Bar at large are advocating for the repeal, their position will still carry the imprimatur of the entire Bar.The sections contend that gay adoptions are supported by at least 11 germane mainstream organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. They also note that academic studies have concluded there is no harm done to children when they are adopted by gay parents.The board will review five sets of rule amendments as this year’s two-year-cycle procedural rule reviews: small claims, probate, civil procedure, family law, and judicial administration.The Rules of Judicial Administration report does not include a controversial provision on circuit chief judges’ oversight of court clerks. That provision, which has been tabled in the committee, was being considered separately from the two-year-cycle amendments. Board to take up advertising, gay adoptions December 10center_img Board to take up advertising, gay adoptions December 10last_img read more

Stars Attended Day of Indulgence, Gratitude and Wellness Event in L.A.

first_img— Creative director and head makeup artist at POPBeauty Sara Strand hosted virtual facials on Zoom to showcase the brand’s 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free skincare products.— Celebrity spray tan artist Sophie Evans hosted virtual tanning appointments on Zoom using a variety of St. Tropez tanning products to get clients ready for Halloween.— Playboy published experts from a previously unpublished transcript from Donald Trump’s interview with the magazine from their October 2004 issue. The interview was conducted in May of 2004 between Trump and Playboy contributor David Hochman in Trump Tower for the publication’s longstanding franchise, The Playboy Interview.MarshmelloMarshmello Courtesy of Mellodees- Advertisement – Celebs were keeping busy this week, from Katharine McPhee, Sarah Hyland, Rebel Wilson and more stars attending Jennifer Klein’s Day of Indulgence, Gratitude and Wellness event, to Megan Thee Stallion hosting a Halloween party in Atlanta, to Addison Rae taking a stroll in L.A. Read on to find out more of what the stars have been up to!— Producer Jennifer Klein hosted a safe and socially distanced Day of Indulgence, Gratitude and Wellness event in L.A. attended by Katharine McPhee, Camila Morrone, Sarah Hyland, Olivia Munn, Allison Janney, Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson and more. At the celebration, McPhee snagged a Radley purse, a Rothy’s reversible tote, Credo’s Exa foundation, a Ggiata sandwich and Garrett Popcorn for husband David Foster. Morrone washed her hands at the Mrs. Meyers hand washing station upon arrival and Hyland and Munn picked out Drunk Elephant and Kinship skincare products. Janney and Wallis, meanwhile, tried out ReVive’s massage eye roller available in stores in spring 2021. Wilson, for her part, browsed the Alo Yoga room and enjoyed an EO neck massage. Cynthia Ervio attended virtually and loved the 54 Thrones’ body butters. Tyra Banks debuted her SMiZE ice cream and sent over the Salty Cream Caramel Queen flavor for guests to try. Attendees also enjoyed HumbleMaker’s coffee shots and core bars, shots of Health-Ade Plus, Recess’ sparkling peach water and Don Julio mini margaritas along with beauty treatments like personalized Pixi glow tonics. Guests took home Don Julio’s harvest spice cocktail kits, boxes of Sugarfina candies, rose gold Samsonite suitcases filled with Jordan Samuel Skin and Therabody beauty products, Eyeko mascara and a personalized LeSportsac tote.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – — Megan Thee Stallion hosted her Hottieween bash sponsored by D’USSE at Allure Nightclub in Atlanta.— Rapper Rico Nasty dropped a limited-edition designer toy in partnership with entertainment company Superplastic inspired by her next album “Nightmare Vacation.”— Cara Santana covered Lapalme Magazine’s Fall 2020 issue and discussed life after losing her dog, love and politics.- Advertisement – — DJ and producer Marshmello promoted his limited-edition lovable plush robot Dee toy from the new kids channel Mellodees available at for $45.— POPBeauty and Thistle teamed up to celebrate National Vegan Month and showcase both brand’s vegan products through a meal delivery and beauty products package.— Addison Rae wore the Bleusalt’s The Cindy Pant, which the brand created with Cindy Crawford, while out and about in L.A.— Alexa PenaVega highlighted Dr. Brandt’s Poredermabrasion as one of her travel essentials in an Instagram post.last_img read more

All Set for Zenith B’ball Final 8 in Lagos

first_imgThe eight teams to battle for honours include; defending champions First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos, IGP Queens of Lagos, First Deepwater of Lagos and Plateau Rocks of Jos.Others Final 8 qualifiers include; former champions Dolphins of Lagos, Customs of Lagos, Delta Force of Asaba and GT2000 of Abuja.First Bank which campaigned in Group A at the Ibadan phase that ended last Friday amassed the maximum 20 points, winning all 10 games played, scoring a total of 530 points and conceded 292 with a difference of +282.Dolphins who led in Group B also didn’t drop any game to amass 20 points, scoring 785 points and conceded 623 with a difference of +162.In Group A, Plateau Rocks and Benue Princess tied at 13 points apiece but Plateau sailed through on superior average after the head-to-head resolution.All the qualifiers have be advised to arrive Lagos on July 22, early enough for the Technical Meeting on July 23 for the matches which are expected to run from July 24 to 29 with an All Star Game on July 28.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram All is set for the Final 8 of the 13th Zenith Women Basketball League expected to dunk off this weekend in Lagos.Sponsors of the event, Zenith Bank, have concluded arrangements to make the final phase a big show for all the teams and the fans of the game.Eight teams have qualified for the Final 8 of the competition after the conclusion of the third and fourth phases of the league which held in Asaba and Ibadan respectively.last_img read more