State regulators tell Georgia Power to add 2,210MW of new solar by 2024 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Atlanta Journal Constitution:Georgia will rely more on the sun to generate electricity as it retreats from its once overwhelming reliance on coal.The state Public Service Commission’s five members — all Republicans — unanimously directed Georgia Power to make its biggest increase ever in renewables, nearly doubling the solar capacity of the state’s largest utility. The addition — 2,210 megawatts of new capacity from solar panels by 2024 — is enough to power more than 200,000 homes of the company’s 2.6 million customers.“It’s one of the cleanest and cheapest generation (sources) we can have,” PSC chairman Lauren “Bubba” McDonald said.He successfully pushed to more than double the amount of solar Georgia Power initially proposed as part of an update to its long-range energy plan. Most of the new solar generation is expected to come from large-scale commercial arrays rather than homeowners’ rooftops.But coal plants, once the dominant power source in Georgia and favored by President Donald Trump, are a shrinking part of the state’s energy mix as they become less economically viable. The PSC agreed with Georgia Power’s recommendation to close five coal-burning units, one at Plant McIntosh near Savannah and four more at Plant Hammond near Rome. The company started winding down operations this year.Georgia Power particularly heralded the PSC’s approval of 80 megawatts of battery energy storage, which could help store solar power. The project “is critical to growing and maximizing the value of renewable energy for customers as we increase our renewable generation,” Allen Reaves, the Atlanta-based company’s senior vice president, said in a press release.More: Georgia commissioners, all Republicans, increase solar power, cut coal
Wellington C team tournament â€”The Wellington hosted a four-team tournament for C teams at the high school Saturday afternoon.The results are as follows:First round:Boys: Wellington 54 Kingman 22.Phelps 19, Blue 10, Gilmore 9, Jones 6, Lowe 6, Pettegrew4.Girls: Wellington 28 Kingman 21Hughes 12, McNamara 6, Moore 3, Witham 3, Wright 2, Zimmerman 2.Championship:Boys: Wellington 68 Rose Hill 64.Phelps 20, Gilmore 18, Blue 14, Hunt 6, Pettegrew 5, Jones 4, Hyde 1.Girls: Rose Hill 38 Wellington 28Witham 10, Zimmerman 7, Wright 5, Hughes 4, Fink 2. WMS games tonight:Â Wellington basketball teams will be playing their final regular season games before the year-end tournaments tonight against Mulvane.The schedules are as follows:Girls – home, 7B 4 p.m, 7A 5:15 p.m., 8A 6:30 p.m. Boys – away, 7A/8B 5 p.m, 7B/8A 6:30 p.m. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington Crusader girls basketball team placed third in the Mulvane Wildcat Classic, the junior high wrestlers place fourth in Augusta, Wellington C teams host a Saturday tournament, and Wellington Middle Schoolers finish off the basketball regular season tonightâ€¦. WHS girls basketball â€”The Wellington varsity girls basketball team finished off the Mulvane Wildcat Classic with a 34-26 victory over Clearwater in the third place game Saturday afternoon.This was a big win as far as sub-state seating was concerned. Wellington had lost to Clearwater earlier this year in league play. The Crusaders are 8-4 for the season.Wellington opened with a 9-4 first quarter lead and held a 19-8 advantage at the half. The Crusaders opened up a 31-14 lead in the third. The Crusaders had trouble scoring points in the fourth getting outscored 12-3. But a lot of the younger players were in at that time.Savannah Cornejo led all scorers with 16 points. Other scorers include: Kailey Jenkins 6, Carlie McComb 6, Shanlyn Hefley 2, Megan Amrein 2, and Sydney Shields 2.Cornejo and Jenkins were named to the all-tournament team. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments WMS wrestling â€”The Wellington Middle School wrestlers played in a very competitive tournament in Valley Center on Saturday.The Knights placed sixth as a team. They beat Circle and Augusta, two 4A schools, but lost to many Class 6A and 5A schools.Six boys medaled:â€¢Wiseman at 95, placed third.â€¢Glover at 100, first.â€¢Nuss at 115, fourth.â€¢Ferguson at 141, second.â€¢Kop at 185, fourth.â€¢McComb at 215, fourth.
Image Courtesy: Imago/Instagram(@e_adebayor)Advertisement 7sNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7ky87vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eage( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c4jWould you ever consider trying this?😱66qCan your students do this? 🌚9p9erRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary for Emmanuel Adebayor’s bizarre celebration after scoring against his former club Arsenal on his Manchester City debut, and instantly gained alot of haters who once cheered for their favourite Gunners forward. And now, the Togolese is tackling his haters from Islington with a series of ‘your mum’ jokes on social media!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Imago/Instagram(@e_adebayor)The Togolese striker was booked immediately after running 120 meters across the Etihad Stadium ground, and sliding with his arms open in front of an agitated Arsenal fanbase, is now burning up his Instagram with answer to questions from his loving-turned-hating Arsenal fans, bantering on their mothers and family.Below are some examples of how the striker is dealing with criticism.Advertisement @kelvinpadosky commented: “And after dat celebration ur career nosedived. True or false”, to which the 35 year old replied: “After I went straight with your mum”.“Big 35 year old and making mum jokes LOOOOL grow up” @taseen.01 wrote, to which Adebayor’s reply was: “Burying your mum”Advertisement Pretty disrespectful to his former fans, if not absolutely vulgar.Check out the comment section of his his Instagram post to find a lot more of the mum jokes he’s throwing around. Adebayor, who currently plays for Süper Lig side Kayserispor, joined the Citizens for £25 million, after earning love and respect in the Gunners kit for 3 years. After a loan spell with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, he swapped sides with the latter in 2012. After a short spell with Crystal Palace in 2016, the Togo international set his foot on Turkey with İstanbul Başakşehir in 2017, before joining Kayserispor this August. Advertisement