Google to get 300MW of new TVA solar for Alabama, Tennessee data centers

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Times Free Press:The world’s biggest solar producer will build Alabama’s biggest solar farm in Hollywood, Alabama, in the next two years to supply renewable energy for the $600 million data center Google is building on TVA’s former Widows Creek coal plant site.NextEra Energy Resources will build the new 150-megawatt solar farm near the abandoned Bellefonte nuclear plant and sell the power to the Tennessee Valley Authority to help TVA deliver only renewable energy for Google’s nearby facility. A similar-sized solar farm also will be built by Invenergy in Yum Yum, Tennessee to supply another Google data center being built near Clarksville, Tennessee.Collectively, the two solar energy companies will put up 1.6 million solar panels on the two parcels, representing the biggest solar installation in both Tennessee and Alabama and the largest solar farms ever built for Google. Combined, the two new facilities will be capable of generating up to 413 megawatts of electricity at peak periods from the sun.Google is building the new data centers to help meet the rising demand for data transmissions from the search engine giant. Data process centers handle as many as 100 billion searches for Google every month and 500 hours of video uploads to YouTube every minute. Google says its data centers use 50 percent less energy than other comparable data centers. Google also has committed to using only renewable energy to power the facilities.Wednesday’s announcement of the new solar farms for TVA comes less than three months after First Solar and NextEra also announced plans for other 150-megawatt solar farms, also in Tennessee and Alabama, to supply Facebook and other businesses looking for renewable energy to power their operations.More: Largest solar farms in Alabama, Tennessee planned for new Google data centers Google to get 300MW of new TVA solar for Alabama, Tennessee data centerslast_img read more

Friday people roundup [updated]

first_imgRobeco, AP4, SPP, MN, NN Belgium, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, PensionsEuropeRobeco – Hester Borrie and Hans Rademaker are to leave the executive board as of 1 May. Borrie has been head of global distribution and marketing since 2009. Rademaker has been CIO since he joined the €268bn global asset manager in 2010. Last year, Roderick Munsters left as chief executive after six years. Robeco was taken over by Japan’s Orix Corporation in 2013. At the moment, Robeco’s executive board (RvB) comprises David Steyn (chief executive), Leni Boeren (COO) and Roland Toppen, who is responsible for finance. The company declined to comment on the sudden departure of Borrie and Rademaker but said their responsibilities would be carried out by the remaining RvB members for the time being.AP4 – Sarah McPhee has been named chair of AP4, returning to the Swedish buffer fund she left more than a decade ago. McPhee, who until last year was chief executive of insurer SPP, replaces Monica Caneman, who has served as AP4’s chair since 2008. Prior to joining SPP in 2008, McPhee spent four years as CIO at Sweden’s largest pension provider, AMF. She also spent three years as head of ALM and compliance at AP4.MN – The €115bn asset manager and pensions provider has appointed Liesbeth Sinke as chief financial and risk officer. Effective 1 June, Sink is to become a member of the four-strong executive board, which also includes René van de Kieft (chief executive), Henri den Boer (pensions and insurance) and Gerald Cartigny (asset management). Her appointment comes in the wake of the reduction of MN’s executive team from eight members to four. Sinke is CFO at NN Belgium, a subsidiary of NN Group. Before then, she worked for insurance broker Marsh, consultancy Aon and ABN/Amro bank. European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) – Matti Leppälä, secretary general at PensionsEurope, has been elected chair of EIOPA’s pension stakeholder group (OPSG), succeeding Philip Shier. Leppälä, who has been with the European industry group since 2011, was previously the OPSG’s deputy chair, serving under Benne van Popta and Shier, following the former’s resignation mid-term in 2015. The OPSG, which met on 28 April for the first time since 21 new members were named, also elected Bernard Delbecque as deputy chairman.last_img read more

Bellator 215 results: Main event ends in no-contest after Matt Mitrione’s inadvertent low-blow kick

first_imgView this post on Instagram A post shared by THAT guy (@mattmitrione) on Feb 15, 2019 at 9:00pm PST  Co-main event: Logan Storley def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)Storley put Pascu on notice about his power early, hoisting him up and dropping him with a nasty slam during the first round. Not the way Matt Mitrione wanted the Bellator 215 main event to go at all.Fifteen seconds into the opening round, Mitrione fired off a low left inside leg kick while Sergei Kharitonov was moving. It found Kharitonov’s nether regions and the Russian veteran fell flat on his back in agony as a result of the inadvertent low blow. Our main card is live and we’ve got some monster slams being handed out! 😬💥Tune in to see these bouts LIVE now on @ParamountNet and simulcast on @DAZN_USA . pic.twitter.com/ON2TBMxsI8— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) February 16, 2019From there, Storley used his superior wrestling skills and imposed his will on Pascu, smothering him and not letting him off the mat. Pascu kept trying for the Kimura Grip in the third round but it was to no avail as Storley cruised to the dominant decision victory. “Nobody’s done what I just did to him,” Storley said in the cage after improving to 10-0, “so to everyone that’s booing, that’s Division I wrestling at its finest and nobody could do that at the 170[-pound] weight class.”To the 170-pounders,” Storley continued, “I’m here for real now.”Main card resultsMatt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov ends in first-round no-contest (accidental low-blow kick)Co-main event: Logan Storley def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)Eduardo Dantas def. Toby Misech via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)John Douma def. Mike Kimbel via first-round submission (triangle choke)Austin Vanderford def. Cody Jones by first-round submission (arm-triangle choke) Prelim resultsZarrukh Adashev def. Ronie Arana via unanimous decisionMatt Probin def. Ali Zebian by split decisionPete Rogers def. Jason Rine via second-round TKO (punches)Steve Mowry def. Darion Abbey by first-round submission (kimura)Amanda Bell def. Amber Leibrock via first-round KO (punches)Lindsey VanZandt def. Tabatha Ann Watkins via second-round TKO (punches)Pat McCrohan def. Jason Markland by first-round TKO (punches) 🥜 #Bellator215 pic.twitter.com/nZRwPgIzdw— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) February 16, 2019The referee gave Kharitonov five minutes to recover, but he was in too much pain to even stand up — let alone fight — and the bout was deemed a no-contest to the disappointment of Mitrione, obviously Kharitonov, those in attendance at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and the viewers at home watching on DAZN.MORE:  Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearMitrione profusely apologized, even crouching down toward Kharitonov and saying “sorry” to him, but Kharitonov brushed off the apology attempt as he was writhing in severe pain. Mitrione continued to apologize after the fight was ruled a no-contest.”It was well-placed,” Mitrione said during the postfight interview of the kick. “The fact that he changed levels and stepped in on the jab, just caught him in the nuts. I feel terrible. Sergei, dude, let’s run it back, obviously. All the fans — I’m so sorry. I know you guys stuck around. I was ready to put on a show, so was Sergei. I’m really sorry, man. I’m really sorry. But let’s go drink some beers.”Mitrione also took to his Instagram account to express his heartfelt apologies once again, calling the disappointing no-contest a “shame” and even stating that he’d be willing to fight another heavyweight or Kharitonov — if he’s able to — on Saturday night during Bellator 216, which is at the same Connecticut venue.last_img read more