Draker Labs selected by Con Edison Development for utility-scale solar monitoring

first_imgDraker Labs, the industry’s leading provider of turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, was recently selected by Con Edison Development (CED) to monitor and control more than 40 MWs of grid-interconnected solar projects in the Northeast, including the 20MW Pilesgrove solar power plant. The Pilesgrove facility is the largest PV plant in the northeastern U.S. The Pilesgrove project was put in service in Q3 and is expected to generate enough clean energy to power over 5,000 homes while reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 1,900 tons per year, the equivalent of removing 3,400 cars from the road annually.Mark Noyes, Vice President of Con Ed Development, commented, “We selected Draker based on the scalability and reliability of their data acquisition system, as well as their ability to deliver an integrated monitoring and control solution to manage the utility interconnection. Draker’s team of dedicated project managers and field engineers were instrumental in commissioning the plant and interconnecting to the utility grid.  We look forward to completing additional utility-scale projects with Draker in New Jersey, and beyond.”
 

Draker has worked cooperatively with both CED and its engineering partner, RMT, to develop a secure monitoring and control solution that integrates with the utility’s SCADA system and data historian through a local Human Machine Interface (HMI). Draker provided switchgear monitoring and control through real-time automation controllers manufactured by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL).  A dedicated team of Draker project engineers provided design and engineering services and onsite installation and commissioning support.”We are delighted to be working with Con Edison Development on their Pilesgrove project and other utility-scale projects in New Jersey. Our ability to successfully serve utility-scale customers like CED with our Utility Suite continues to add to Draker’s industry-leading capabilities and reputation,” said Draker CEO Charles ‘Chach’ Curtis.

About Draker

Draker Laboratories provides accurate and highly reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial and utility-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets.  As a supplier of end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker’s turnkey systems combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive web-based data management system and unmatched customer support. www.drakerlabs.com(link is external)About Con Edison Development
Launched in 1997, Con Edison Development focuses on the development, ownership and operation of renewable and energy infrastructure projects in the Northeast. Through acquisitions as well as greenfield development, Con Edison Development has owned, operated and marketed 1700 MW of electric generating facilities. The company has proven expertise in engineering and construction management, start-up and commissioning, and a strong track record of financial stability and regulatory experience. Con Edison Development is a subsidiary and registered trademark of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. More information can be obtained by calling 914-993-2185. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at www.conedison.com(link is external) for information on all of the Consolidated Edison companies.BURLINGTON, VT, USA ‘ October 18, 2011 – Draker Labslast_img read more

PA & NJ credit unions approve merger of trade groups

first_imgMember credit unions of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and the New Jersey Credit Union League voted to approve the consolidation of the two trade organizations, PCUA President/CEO Patrick Conway said Thursday.He announced an affirmative vote of the trade groups’ memberships ratifies the definitive merger agreement approved by the boards of directors of PCUA and NJCUL in March.A total vote count was not released.The PA/NJ Credit Union Association will be open for business on Jan. 1, 2020 and become one the nation’s largest two-state trade organizations that will serve more than 520 credit unions.“This is an exciting day for credit unions in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey,” Jeff DeBree said, who serves as PCUA’s board chair and as president/CEO of the $174 million Penn East Federal Credit Union in Scranton. “I would like to thank my fellow PCUA and NJCUL board members as well as our member credit unions in both states for their support of this new organization.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Over a Ton of Heroin Seized aboard OSV off Turkey

first_imgTurkish security forces have seized one tonne and 71 kilograms of heroin on board an offshore supply ship identified as Commander Tide, Turkish anti-narcotics police department said.The Democratic Republic of Congo-flagged cargo ship was raided by Turkish naval forces, the coastguard and special police forces, on June 2nd while sailing in international waters bound for Turkey.The contraband, estimated to be worth around USD 57 million, was found in secret compartments on the ship.As informed, this is a record drug bust for the security forces in Turkey.Commander Tide’s nine crew members were detained and taken to a naval base in Marmaris, Reuters reports.The 1984-built vessel’s current position on Marine Traffic shows that the vessel, which is said to be laid-up, was stopped.According to the data by VesselsValue, the ship was bought by Marshall-Islands-based Corbata Maritime.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Nitish Rana aims to remain consistent until end of tournament

first_img New Delhi: Nitish Rana made a great start in the 2019 Indian Premier League with 68 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the opening game while he smashed 63 off 37 against Kings XI Punjab in the second game. Rana’s consistency in the middle order has boosted the two-time IPL champions and has helped them team reach the top of the table. However, Rana is aware that he had started off in a similar vein in the 2018 edition of the tournament. After a solid showing, his form slipped away and he ended up with just 304 runs at an average of 23.38. Speaking after the 28-run win against Kings XI Punjab, Rana said he was aware of how his progress was last year and he want to sustain it.“”I haven’t thought too far ahead. But for the last couple of seasons, I start well but my form fizzles out towards the later half of the tournament,” Rana said after the win. “So this time around, I want to work on this. I want to continue the kind of form I have started in till the end of the tournament.”        Rana did not have a good season with Delhi in the domestic circuit, managing just 147 runs form 10 matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 and 191 runs from six matches in the Ranji Trophy. Disturbed by his poor form, the top order KKR batsman spent some time at the Mumbai-based KKR Academy speaking to Abhishek Nayar and Dinesh Karthik. “I did not work on batting as such but I worked on the mental toughness. KKR academy was quite helpful in that sense because I got one-on-one time with Abhishek bhaiya and DK bhaiya. They helped me clear self doubts. Now, I feel, I’ve become a better player.”   RELATED      Having impressed at different batting positions, Rana said, “That’s the sign of a good team. My plan was clear — to hit a loose ball and then, let DK (Dinesh Karthik) or (Andre) Russell take over for the last four-five overs.”  Four of his seven sixes came against India’s top off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin but Rana said the attack was not pre-planned. “I was just trying to build my innings. I was taking it ball by ball at the start and then when I thought I could charge, I did that. It doesn’t matter for me who the bowler is. My game plan was simple. I thought that was the time to attack and I did. That was the plan for the two overs — of Ashwin and South African pacer (Hardus Viljoen).”            Rana also hailed Andre Russell’s 17-ball 48 and said the lifeline, when the Jamaican survived owing to a no ball, gave them 20-25 runs extra. “Having 218/4 definitely worked in our favour, how Russell got a lifeline and that probably gave us those 20-25 runs extra. But even if we had 180 or 200, we would have fought this hard. It wasn’t very easy (to chase) because the ball started seaming in the second innings.”-With PTI inputs- Andre Russell escaped a no-ball from Mohammed Shami.Kings XI Punjab lost by 28 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders.Kolkata Knight Riders are on top of the table in IPL 2019. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

GT Beer/BFA/Candy Boss & Antics Promotions Inter-Club 8-a-side football tournament

first_imgEdinburgh Gunners blast Rosignol United 3-0; … Berbice Police share points with Arsenals FCEDINBURGH Gunners shot past Rosignol United while Berbice Police and Arsenals FC battled to a draw as the GT Beer/BFA/Candy Boss & Antics Promotion’s inaugural invitational 8-a-side football tournament continued in Berbice over the weekend at All Saints Church ground in New Amsterdam.Edinburgh Gunners blasted Rosignol United 3-0 while Arsenals FC clung onto the youthful B” Division Police squad for a 2-all draw.The double-header matches, which were attended by a well-supported crowd, saw in the opening match between Arsenals FC and B’ Division Police team, Arsenals’ Derick Taylor opening the scoring in the 8th minute to take the lead after Lomar Reid failed to convert on the kick off with the long shot to goal for the lawmen.Reid, however, made amends to level the score 1-1. The discipline of the lawmen was demonstrated as they took possession of the ball over the experienced Arsenals players and dominated the game.Substitute Vivian Bowling Jr gave Police the lead once again with his first possession of the match. Bowling evaded two defenders and hit home the ball past Arsensals goalkeeper to see his team to a 2-1 lead at halftime.On resumption, Arsenals took the game to the lawmen, who demonstrated their discipline and executed the game plan set out by the technical staff, headed by Deputy Commander Senior Superintendent Edmund Cooper and coach Mark Bradford. They held off their opponent from scoring.But it was the determination of Arsenals forward Derick Taylor who converted in a goal area scrimmage and equalised at the end of regulation time 2-2.The supporting game saw Edinburgh Gunners thrash Rosignol United 3-0.Gunners marksman Joseph Giddings scored in the first goal in the 22nd minute of the game and scored his second three minutes later to give his team a 2-0 lead at halftime.Gunners’ Ronaldo August was bang on target in the 41st minute to seal victory for his team.Over 30 teams are competing in the tournament sponsored by Banks DIH Limited under GT Beer brand and several other organisations including the National Sports Commission, Jumbo Jet, Guyana Police Force, Homeline, Impressive Signs and Fly Jamaica.The final is set for New Year’s Day at All Saints Church ground.last_img read more