FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The Australian Energy Market Operator has pulled out all the stops for a second day running, as extreme heat combined with coal power outages pushed the grid to the edge of its limits in South Australia and Victoria.But there is a good news story to come out of this heatwave, too, says The Australia Institute’s Richie Merzian: the success of Australia’s huge solar PV resource in shaving peak demand.“Extreme heat leads to peak demand – it’s not news. But it also leads to peak solar generation – and that’s when the grid needs it most,” Merzian told RE. “On Wednesday, you had rooftop solar shaving peak demand by over 2700MW – more than an entire fully functioning, fully operational Liddell power plant.” “If you’re able to take over 2000MW off peak demand, that’s the difference between potential blackouts,” he said. “And it’s coming at a crucial time, when our system really benefits.”And the uptake of battery storage to complement all the behind-the-meter solar – BNEF has predicted that Australian households will install 70,000 new home batteries this year alone – will extend that benefit further into the evening. And that extending peak shaving will be crucial, Merzian says, as heatwaves become more extreme, with overnight lows hovering around the 30°C mark.More: Grid held together by solar, load management, as coal fails in heat Rooftop solar proves its worth in Australian heat wave
Carol Jean Daugherty, 76, of Iowa Park, Texas, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.She was born on February 23, 1941 to James and Margie (Smith) Burress in Dearborn County , Indiana.Carol was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School (Class of 1959) and lived her life in Florida and Texas.She was a loving, caring, gentle person to all and a compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many. Her passing is an enormous loss for those who knew and loved her. Carol loved to sew, crochet, read books, shopping, restaurants, collecting recipes and trying new cuisines. Carol loved riding motorcycles, and shared that passion with her husband and friends. Carol had a special love for animals, like her miniature donkeys, horse, dogs and cats.Carol is survived by her husband, William Daugherty of Iowa Park, Texas; daughters Nickie (Donald) Woodworth of Jacksonville, FL. and Tanya (Anthony) Baker of Iowa Park, Texas; grandson, Ethan Baker; step daughter, April (Wayne) Myers, step son, Kevin (Amber) Daugherty, step grandchildren, Gracie Myers, William Myers and Brad Daugherty.She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Margie E. Burress, and a brother, Donald Burress.Visitation will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm at the Rising Sun Cemetery with Pastor Jim Jenkins officiating.Burial will take place in the Rising Sun New Cemetery.Online condolences can be given at www.rullmans.com.
Indianapolis, in. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising met with Ripley County Farm Bureau members at the Statehouse recently. The group discussed Indiana’s agriculture industry and bills moving through the legislative process. (Pictured from left: Brad Ponsler, Larry Huffmeyer, Leising, Rose Gauck and Gerald Gauck)