KGN Residence / Carazo Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Filadelfia, Costa Rica ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Costa Rica “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Carazo Architects+ 17 Share Year: “COPY” Architects: Carazo Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img KGN Residence / Carazo Architects Area: 400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCarazo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesFiladelfiaCosta RicaPublished on June 12, 2012Cite: “KGN Residence / Carazo Architects” 12 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Text description provided by the architects. The residence KGN was developed as a result of very special conditions defined primarily be located in a tropical mountain of difficult access, the religious needs of the clients of Indian origin, who are guided by the VaastuSastra (the spatial layout system linked to Hindu religious beliefs) and a dramatic and impressive site in the mountains of the coast line with primary forest, pristine waterfalls, tropical wildlife and unparalleled views. Save this picture!Courtesy of Carazo ArchitectsRecommended ProductsSkylightsJansenRoof Glazing – VISSEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsThe design process began in 2006 when customers, three doctors from India, came to ask us to design your holiday home in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, specifically in the town of Ojochal at a site located in the upper parts of a farm of 92 hectares in the Coastal Mountain Row, which is characterized by very steep, jungle-covered and panoramic sea view. From the first time gave customers complete freedom of design to our team with a very few but very important requirements, most of which were based on the ordering principles of space according to VastuShastra, the theory-centennial design concept in India ; design theory directly related to religious concepts and quality of life. Save this picture!Courtesy of Carazo ArchitectsAdditionally, the client required to have the least amount of direct light as possible. To this list of requirements would join the spatial elements, of course, organization and sustainability as designers wanted to give to the project. This site linked to the work that is dramatic and complex, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by his sides and back of soaring mountains covered with tropical rainforest. Generate access to the house with a tour, this is achieved since the arrival is going up a steep street and the first thing you see is the house from below, then turns around and gets down to access higher and to the east. Save this picture!Courtesy of Carazo ArchitectsOn reaching the house the main facade wall can not see the view but it gives the idea that there is to be suspended from the floor and separated from the ceiling. Finally it enters the house and immediately displays all the 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean giving a feeling that the house is suspended in the air. All these elements made the building process was complicated and had to have an important logistics requiring storage of large amounts of materials on the site, workers permanent camp site, etc. ..As a last but very important factor was a house that was built on a site with a highly rainy weather, in an area that receives over 5000mm of rain per year. But finally managed to overcome all obstacles and managed to finish the home as designed and the characteristics sought by the client and our office. Save this picture!plan 01The last step of the house was the restoration of natural landscape with tropical gardens have been carefully planned by the owner around the house all based on tropical species indigenous to the area and thinking about erosion control at the site.KGN residence turned out to be a very rewarding achievement as we connect with a number of unique features and client site, where they could run a project where all these elements flow and adapt to each other harmoniously. We achieved a contemporary house, sustainable, adapted to the benefits and features of the site and finally to cultural background and lifestyle of the client. Save this picture!Courtesy of Carazo ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessKlaksvik City Center / Peter SandArticles”My Playground: A Film about Movement in Urban Space” DocumentaryArticles Share KGN Residence / Carazo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKGN Residence / Carazo Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects 2008last_img read more

Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2011 Architects: Knut Hjeltnes Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Knut HjeltnesSave this picture!Courtesy of Knut HjeltnesRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore Save this picture!Courtesy of Knut HjeltnesThe rock formation of the site is left completely intact. A rectangular concrete terrace is erected, and on top of that 7 differently shaped massiv wood slabs are placed to create both indoor and covered outdoor rooms. The 7 slabs are covered with a partially curved roof made of 2”x4”. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe ceiling is painted in lively colours, a tribute to the traditional houses in the area. All the outer timber are left untreated, turning grey over time. Both the grey colour and the shape makes the summer house almost invisible from a distance, echoing the atmosphere in “the summerhouse”, a short story by Norwegian author Johan Borgen.Project gallerySee allShow lessEmerging Architects Austin+Mergold Win Folly 2014Architecture NewsRedevelopment of the Praia dos Moinhos Beach / M-ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes CopyHouses•Kragero, Norway Save this picture!Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes+ 20 Share “COPY” “COPY” Norway Housescenter_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: 2011 Projects Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut HjeltnesSave this projectSaveSummer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes ArchDaily Year: CopyAbout this officeKnut HjeltnesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKrageroHousesNorwayPublished on April 02, 2014Cite: “Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes” 02 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Organizers of protests release list of demands

first_imgprintThree students who are advocating for TCU to be a more inclusive campus met with the chancellor and other administrators to discuss a list of demands they want the university to adopt.These include online sensitivity training for the entire campus, lowering the flag to half-staff when an unarmed person of color is shot and killed by a police officer and creating a zero-tolerance policy for all hate speech and micro-aggressions.“I think the meeting went really well,” said Diona Willis, a senior political science major who is one of the organizers. “It seemed as though the individuals that were there were in favor of what we are doing and very supportive and looking forward to trying to figure out ways they can help in their position and role at TCU.”Willis, along with seniors Shanel Alexander, political science, and Emily Laff, journalism and a managing editor for TCU 360, organized the meeting and developed the list of demands. The students have helped to organize the recent silent protests when the national anthem is played at football games.In addition to Chancellor Victor Boschini, Kathy Cavins-Tull, vice chancellor for student affairs; Provost Nowell Donovan; Darron Turner, associate chancellor for student affairs; athletics director Chris Del Conte; Aisha Torrey-Sawyer, director of the Neeley Academic Advising Center; and Darryl Wyrick, a coordinator for Student Development Services, attended the meeting.Brad Lucas, associate professor in the department of English, was there as an adviser to the students.“The students had some good ideas and some of them can be implemented right away. Others need to be examined in the context of our university,” Cavins-Tull wrote in an email. “We have always worked with our students, faculty and staff to make changes on our campus. We have some work to do, but we’ll gladly do it with our students, faculty and staff.”The list consists of 14 demands that the organizers said they hope to be implemented by the university.Willis said everyone was not in agreement on all of the demands.“Our 13th demand is ‘We demand the flag be lowered where people of color in the nation are murdered by people who are supposed to protect and serve,’” Willis said. “They just didn’t like this idea at all. It’s very difficult to go to a school that doesn’t recognize or make it seem as though they care when people who look like me are being killed on camera senselessly without any regard.”She said there was also hesitance about defining hate speech. That demand would “revise the Code of Conduct to reflect a zero-tolerance policy for racially insensitive and hateful speech,” as stated in the list of demands.“There is a clear distinction between micro-aggressions and hate speech,” Willis said. “But they think it is such a gray area it would be difficult to [implement] and it would tamper with the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech.”One demand that did seem to get support, she said, was the third, which states, “All faculty, staff and students attend a sensitivity training with a trained professional during orientation that focuses not only on racial and anti-Semitic intolerance but also micro-aggressions in order to maintain diversity and inclusion.”The organizers said the administrators suggested an online sensitivity training similar to the sexual assault online training first-year students are required to take, but they said an in-person sensitivity training would be more effective.Willis, Alexander and Laff said they plan to meet with Cavins-Tull to start working on implementing some of these demands for this semester at a later date.Here is the full list of demands to view.List of Demands by Tamera Hyatte on ScribdEditor’s note: While Emily Laff is a managing editor for TCU 360, she has no editorial oversight for this topic. Previous articleBig 12 decides against expansionNext articleChancellor establishes cabinet-level diversity position Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The group demonstrated a silent protest at the TCU football game against Oklahoma. (Sam Bruton/TCU) Tamera Hyatte ReddIt TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigil TAGSembedded document Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Facebook How the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture Tamera Hyatte Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img Linkedin Facebook Tamera Hyatte Tamera Hyatte + posts Twitter Twitter Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Tamera Hyatte ReddItlast_img read more

Polish photojournalist kidnapped in Idlib province

first_img News RSF_en News News March 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Polish photojournalist Marcin Suder, who was kidnapped by a dozen masked gunmen at around 11 a.m. yesterday in Saraqeb, in the northwestern province of Idlib.A freelancer who works for the Corbis agency, the Polish photo-agency Studio Melon and other outlets, Suder was abducted during a raid on a media centre in Saraqeb. The precise identity of his kidnappers is still unknown. No group has claimed responsibility and no demands have been made. According to the international media, Marcin Suder may have been abducted by a group of armed Islamists.When Menhal Barish, an activist, tried to stop Suder’s kidnappers, he was hit several times with a gun butt and had to be hospitalized. The attackers also took money, computers and cameras during the raid.Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the fate of both foreign and local journalists covering the fighting in Syria. They keep on being targeted by the various parties to the conflict and are sometimes used as bargaining chips.Cases of journalists going missing or being kidnapped have continued in recent months. In all, Reporters Without Borders is aware of a total of 15 cases of foreign journalists disappearing or being abducted in Syria.Ranked 176th out of 179 countries in the press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders released in January, Syria is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel.At least 24 journalists and 60 citizen-journalists have been killed by government or opposition forces since the start of the conflict in March 2011. March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria February 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img July 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Polish photojournalist kidnapped in Idlib province to go further News Follow the news on Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Organisation Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Stater Bros. Reduces Store Hours

first_imgCommunity News Stater Bros. Reduces Store Hours Stater Bros. VP calls on customers to think about community when shopping By CARL KOZLOWSKI Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 5:00 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The Coronavirus scare has driven millions into the nation’s stores, causing a mass panic buy of goods that has left many store shelves bare or well beneath capacity. As the vice president of corporate affairs for Stater Bros. supermarkets, Nancy Negrette has had to contend with an array of issues that are of concern for every American.Speaking with Pasadena Now, Negrette addressed the issues of supply hoarding, as well as the restocking of shelves, in a wide-ranging conversation.PNow: There has been quite a run on products. What are you folks doing in response to that?Negrette: As far as products, we are receiving shipments constantly throughout the day and the evenings to replenish the stock. And although the deliveries are sporadic, we’re definitely getting products in and we have teams working around the clock to ensure that there’s product available for the community.PN: And I’m guessing that’s more than usual, to have teams working around the clock?Negrette: Correct. We have teams working around the clock to get product to our distribution center, and we have twice as many trucks delivering to stores. And we have teams that are working around the clock to stock the shelves as they’re available to fill. Something that we’re doing to help is, we’ve reduced our store hours from 8:00 AM till 9:00 PM, and this allows us time to clean the store as well as stock the shelves.PNow: What are you doing to sort of slow it down? And are you ordering more products than normal? Especially cleaning products: face masks, toilet paper, that kind of thing.Negrette: We’re seeing the increase in many of our items across the board. In addition to ways to mitigate it, we’ve also placed limits on high demand items, so that product is available for everyone.We really need the community’s help with all of this, so what we’re asking our customers and our community is to shop only for your weekly needs so that products are available for everyone. Right now we’re seeing an influx of shopping. So people are shopping for more than what their weekly needs are.If we can get customers to shop only for their weekly needs, that’ll help us get caught up. It helps, you know, replenish the shelves and um, it allows there to be product for everybody in the community.PNow: Do you find this to be true in the grocery market in general? I mean, are other stores that you know of having the same issues?Negrette: We’re finding that yes, several stores are having the same issues. It’s an uncertain time and people are panicking and what we really want them to do is just slow down, relax, remain calm and know that inventory is going to be replenished. So as long as the community can remain calm, it’ll help us replenish our inventory and get things stocked and ensure that there is a safe shopping environment for everybody.PNow: Are you also limiting how many people could come in the store at one time?Negrette: There’s not a specific limit, but depending on the store, each store manager is evaluating it and they are doing some limits, but it’s on a case by case.PNow: Anything else you’d like the public to know, or anything else that you’re doing to help sort of at least slow down the run on products?Negrette: Something we’d like the community to know is our pricing process has not changed and price gouging is unethical and it’s illegal. So we want the community to know that we haven’t made any major changes to the way that we do pricing. And I think that’s important because we’re seeing things through different media outlets that, we want to ensure that customers don’t feel like anybody’s taking advantage of them. We’re here to support the community and we’re here to provide a safe shopping experience for everyone.PNow: So we can all depend on the shelves to get restocked in a timely manner? We just have to sort of sit back and wait a little bit. Right?Negrette: Yes. As long as, I mean, if we can slow down a little bit as a community and as far as purchasing, if we can stick to shopping only for our weekly needs, the product is available. There are trucks constantly coming in, shelves are constantly being stocked and so we want to ensure the community that we are here and we will remain open as long as we can provide a safe shopping experience for them.PNow: It’s an amazing time isn’t it?Negrette: It’s definitely unprecedented. That’s for sure. But I think as long as we can, we can let the community know how they can help, it will help create a sense of calmness and create less panic because it’s really a team effort. We’re all in this together. 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MVP candidates Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden unanimously chosen to All-NBA first team

first_imgMay 23, 2019 /Sports News – National MVP candidates Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden unanimously chosen to All-NBA first team Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Two of the three finalists for this year’s NBA MVP award — Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and James Harden of the Houston Rockets — were unanimous selections for the league’s All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced Thursday. Joining the pair on the first team were Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić. By making his second consecutive All-NBA team, Antetokoumpo made himself eligible to receive the largest contract in NBA history next summer. The Bucks will be able to offer him a five-year contract worth $247.3 million, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. Antetokounmpo would still be one year away from free agency.It also marks the first time in 11 years that LeBron James was not chosen to the All-NBA First Team. He was named to the third team — extending his streak of consecutive selections to 15 years. There were additional salary implications riding on the selections this year, with four players needing to be chosen to be eligible for a designated veteran extension — also known as the “supermax” — this offseason. Portland’s Damian Lillard and Charlotte’s Kemba Walker each qualified for that deal, while the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal and Golden State’s Klay Thompson did not.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

OCHS Rallies for 2018 National Teacher of the Year Finalist, Amy T. Andersen

first_imgOcean City High School ASL Teacher Amy T. Andersen with two former students Michael Beebe and Valerie Galderisi at a pep rally in her honor. Because of Andersen’s impact, sign language classes at the Ocean City Free Public Library fill up fast. By Maddy VitaleEven after becoming the state’s top teacher and candidate for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Amy T. Andersen still felt in awe when people packed the gym Wednesday at Ocean City High School for a pep rally in the American Sign Language teacher’s honor.“This is overwhelming to see all of the students and the administration pulling together and supporting me. It is a testament to the school district, and why I have enjoyed teaching here for 14 years,” Andersen said, prior to the start of the program.Former student Michael Beebe, 18, an ASL interpreter major at Keuka College in New York, said he wouldn’t miss his teacher being honored.Initially, Beebe wanted to go into engineering and only took Andersen’s class as a language requirement.“You know how they say, “All it takes is that one teacher.’ She was that teacher for me,” Beebe said. “I fell in love with sign language and decided to go to college for it.”Spectators packed the gym for Amy T. Andersen’s pep rally.Valerie Galderisi, 19, in her third year at McDaniel College in Maryland for ASL, hugged Andersen and called her former teacher and mentor amazing.“By having her as a teacher, she has taught me so much, and brought me into a community that I love,” Galderisi said. “I wouldn’t want to do anything else.”In addition to an overflowing crowd of students and faculty, members of the deaf community and representatives from the state Department of Education attended the pep rally.Cheerleaders, the high school marching band, and the Red Raider’s mascot were just some of the entertainment for the spectators who swayed, held up small lights and clapped. When some of Andersen’s ASL students performed the lyrics to songs in sign language, the crowd erupted in applause.Andersen thanked the crowd in brief remarks, saying none of this would be possible without the support of the administration, the community and, most of all, the dedication of her students.Ocean City is one of only a handful of districts in the state that offer American Sign Language as a world language for hearing students. Andersen, of Cape May Court House, taught in Boston before moving back to Cape May County in 2004 and starting as a special education teacher at Ocean City High School. That same year, the district started its ASL program. Currently the program has more than 130 students.ASL students perform.Andersen, named as New Jersey Teacher of the Year in the fall, was selected this month as one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. The teacher is chosen from exemplary educators from each state, the U.S. extra-state territories, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity. From that group, a national selection committee representing 14 renowned education and community organizations, which collectively represent millions of educators, selects four finalists. The winning teacher is chosen in the spring.Kristen Brown, from the state Department of Education, is the chief talent officer and part of the selection process for choosing the top teachers in the state.“She is not just a teacher who has mastered her subject. She is a teacher who understands and values another culture and leads with the ability to teach her students that,” Brown said of Andersen.Chelsea Collins, also from the state Department of Education, said of Andersen, “She is teaching her students tolerance and acceptance. She is using ASL as a vehicle to do that.”Ocean City High School Principal Matthew Jamison said the pep rally demonstrates how balanced the district is with both scholastic and athletic achievements.Jamison addressed the crowd. “We wish her well. She will be the National Teacher of the Year,” he said amid cheers from the crowd.Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor praised Andersen for her teaching talents.“You could feel the energy in the room. That’s exactly what she brings to the school. She builds a sense of community. That is what she does so well,” Taylor said after the program. “She is an inspiration to her students and really makes a difference.”Some of Amy T. Andersen’s students give her a group hug.last_img read more

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Food Hygiene Rating delivers tangible benefits, says FSA science adviser

first_imgThe Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has driven up standards, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief scientific adviser.The scheme, which is mandatory in Wales and Northern Ireland, and currently used on a voluntary basis in England, was introduced in 2010.Ratings are given to all business supplying food directly to consumers, including schools, hospitals, care homes and company canteens, as well as supermarkets, restaurants, takeaways, pubs and hotels. In Wales, the scheme also covers food manufacturers.The rating is based on three areas of food safety assessed by inspections, with scores combined to give a rating between zero and 5.There are now more than 430,000 food hygiene ratings published at Of those food businesses, 67% achieved the top rating of 5, while 95% were rated 3 or better.In a report published this week by the FSA, its chief scientific adviser Professor Guy Poppy described the scheme as a significant development for food safety that has “delivered tangible benefits for consumers across the country”.“The scheme has empowered people, helping them choose to eat in places with higher ratings. This, in turn, has pushed restaurants and other food businesses to drive up hygiene standards to attract more customers,” he added.Pointing out that 84% of consumers think businesses should have to display their food hygiene rating at their premises, the FSA said it was committed to introducing mandatory display of ratings at food outlets in England.The report stated that events such as markets and festivals were increasingly making the food hygiene rating one of their requirements. For example, all traders of hot or cold food at Boston market in Lincolnshire are required to have a Food Hygiene Rating of at least 4.last_img read more

Conversion of 1,800MW Intermountain coal plant in Utah to 840MW gas-hydrogen facility moving forward

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The Intermountain Power Agency, owner of the 1,800-MW coal-fired Intermountain power plant in Delta, Utah, has picked Black & Veatch Corp. as the chief engineering company to oversee the facility’s conversion into an 840-MW combined-cycle facility that will run initially on a mix of natural gas and hydrogen and will ultimately operate on hydrogen alone, the Kansas-based engineering and consulting firm announced June 3.The municipal power agency’s selection of Black & Veatch follows its recent order of advanced turbines from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc., which has a long track record of working with hydrogen-fired turbines at industrial sites, for the new plant. The two single-shaft combined-cycle units are designed to run on a mix of 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas upon completion in 2025, increasing to 100% hydrogen by 2045.Mitsubishi Hitachi is also working with Magnum Development LLC to create a renewable hydrogen generation and storage facility adjacent to the plant, part of a planned 1,000-MW multitechnology energy storage complex. The project partners aim to use excess renewable energy from across the Western U.S. to generate “green hydrogen” via electrolysis and store it in an existing underground salt dome beneath the power plant.The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which operates the Intermountain facility and is the largest buyer of its power, intends to use the converted plant to help meet California’s target to completely decarbonize all retail power sales in the state by 2045. Several other municipal utilities in California and Utah that currently purchase power from the coal-fired plant have agreed to purchase power from the re-powered project.“Using renewable energy in the form of green hydrogen will help California meet its zero-carbon state goals for 2045,” Brian Sheets, project manager with Black & Veatch’s power business, said in a statement. “The location in central Utah is also significant because the local geology provides the capability to store excess hydrogen in large underground caverns, and existing regional transmission infrastructure will serve as a hub for collecting and transporting renewable energy to southern California.”[Garrett Hering]More ($): Intermountain Power Agency selects firm for coal plant’s hydrogen conversion Conversion of 1,800MW Intermountain coal plant in Utah to 840MW gas-hydrogen facility moving forwardlast_img read more