PacifiCorp gets final approvals for $3 billion wind power expansion FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge News:PacifiCorp will proceed with a $3bn wind and related transmission expansion plan after it received two final state approvals needed to advance the Energy Vision 2020 initiative, said officials at the utility holding company.Plans call for adding three new wind projects totaling 1.15 GW of power generation capacity and a new 140-mile (225 km) transmission line in Wyoming, and repowering 900 MW of existing facilities in Washington state and Wyoming.The new wind projects will increase the amount of owned and contracted wind capacity on PacifiCorp’s system by more than 60% and will add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020, according to the utility.PacifiCorp, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, says that repowering older wind farms will boost electricity output by more than 25% and extend the life of wind turbines.The final regulatory approvals were from the Utah Public Service Commission on 22 June and Idaho Public Utilities Commission last Friday.PacifiCorp owns two utilities: Pacific Power, whose service territory includes northern California, Oregon and southeastern Washington; and Rocky Mountain Power, covering eastern Idaho, and much of Utah and Wyoming. PacifiCorp now estimates its total investment for the Energy Vision 2020 projects will be “just over” $3bn, a reduction from the initial $3.5bn cost projection estimate when they were first announced in April 2017.More: Buffett utility gets final approvals for $3bn wind expansion
Planning an IT strategy for any organization is challenging, but credit unions face additional complexities from regulatory and security requirements. And because CUs typically have limited IT staff to address desktop support, server hardware, applications, physical connectivity and other technical requirements, managers must search for new ways to address business needs while still being efficient and within budget. How can you balance your internal IT staff resources with the technical and business requirements of your financial institution?To be successful, your IT strategy must be laser focused. With the plethora of technologies that exist and the additional ones that are released each day, it is easy for an IT organization to get engrossed with the tactical aspects of technology before defining business requirements. Especially when limited resources and budget constraints exist, expending time and effort on extraneous projects cannot be afforded. While some define their focus for the coming year based on available technology, successful financial institutions align the technical strategy based on their predefined business strategy. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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By Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (June 18) – Anthony Kobus became a first-time NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod feature winner Saturday at Eagle Raceway.“It’s always more tricky when you start out front. The track was tacky and slick, depending on where you were on it,” said the five-year veteran. “I love coming here to Eagle, because of the competition. If you can win here, it’s a real accomplishment.”Gary Saathoff, Shelly Andersen and Arie Schouten were next across the stripe.Dustin Anderson drove to the Kaplan University IMCA Modified checkers. Tyler Drueke raced from 12th starting to first in the IMCA Racesaver EMI Sprint Car main event.Roy Armstrong was the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock winner and Tom Powell won for the first time this season in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.
:09—Woody High basketball program is BACK. Woody High upsets state ranked Gateway Gators in overtime. Happy New Year’s Gators!:08—Speaking of high school basketball, and I just was. (I can see you people are going to be difficult this year !) Pay attention. I told you last year about Imani Christian Academy. They just beat Greensburg Central Catholic by 20 points. If you read it here…“TAKE IT TO THE BANK!”:07—Ya’ll know Ed Steve up at Dave Smith’s car dealership in Penn Hills right? Well he says Tim Tebow is not being treated Black enough. Other quarterbacks that ran and couldn’t throw like Cordell Stewart were not given their “props” but now the nation wants to “ prop—up” Tebow. You know what Ed, you’re right and you know what I say. “Right on Brother”…free Huey Newton ( not related to Cam Newton)…Bring the Boys home and for God’s sake we got to give more power to the people!!!! (Chi-Lites 1972 for you youngsters). Hey Ed, you’re now in the locker room.:06—Early predictions, Steelers un-wrap “Tee-Bow” and the Broncos in a late Christmas Celebration 24 – 9 – NO TOUCH DOWNS FOR DENVER.:05—HEY anybody seen Sydney Crosby?…Sydney who?:04—Yes boys and girls Cam Newton will be the NFL rookie of the year. Now go back and Read your 2011 August Pittsburgh Courier and see didn’t I tell you that? C’mon Man!!:03—Just so you know, well those of you that never played any sport but ESPN 2, BIG BEN’S ankle ain’t broke and Kobe’s wrist ain’t broke and the reason you know that they’re grandstanding is because their playing. But don’t get me wrong, we all did our grandstanding back in the day (right B.B Hendry…C’mon man just a little New Year’s humor). If it’s broke, you ain’t playing period, end of story. Unless of course you’re Larry Wilson, the the former d- back for the old school St. Louis Cardinals who played with two broken arms for half a season or Ronnie Lott of the 49ers who cut off his finger so he could play in a Super Bowl…Other than that no! (C’mon Neal make up your mind MMMMAAANNN!!!):02—I did a survey and it’s now official. Paula Patton is the finest woman on the planet and I should know. I went to see Mission Impossible three times to be sure. (Oh shut-up I did it for you people so you know the movie is worth seeing!!!!):01—Get ready to get ready. The best first Friday of all time is coming and it’s Fri., Jan. 6, at at The Club Monroeville from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. starring the legendary Flow Band…“That’s Reggae Music Mun” — $10 Donation will Benefit The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Basketball Classic in April—TO IMPRESS * CASH BAR * CASH KITCHEN* FREE PARKING* BIG 50/50 and the fabulous Diamond Models will be there—“We’re gonna Par-Tay all nite long yea- mun!!! For information on the PAR-TAY call Byron “Julie” Morant at 412-628- 4856.GAME OVER :10—Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers Mr. Everything. 1,000 yards receiving…1,000 yards returning… First time in NFL history “HE’S A BBBAAADDD MAN!!!’