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The City of Windsor announced Friday that the former GM transmission plant site on Walker Road will be used as a temporary dump for items destroyed by flooding."It will only be for our crews to drop material, not for public use, but it will help our trucks get unloaded and back on the street more quickly and free up our regular drop-off depot for the public," said city executive director of operations Dwayne Dawson in a media release.The temporary dump is expected to be in operation for three to four weeks. (CBC.ca)
Duncourtney- Road closed; power lines in road8300 Hewlett – Road closedRoad work in progress: High Point is open from Windsor Parkway to Glenridge (Georgia Power still has work in the area)Debris clean up needed in the following areas (so added caution driving in these areas): 315 Montevallo S Trimble near Peachtree Dunwoody Road5220 Northside DriveOld Stratton Chase (Riverside Drive/River Valley Road) 5510 Benton Woods Drive4750 Northside Drive6053 Heards Drive 1185 Spalding Drive4820 High Point Road390 Highbrook DriveSpalding Drive & Mt Vernon Road550 Mount Paran –Road open (Tree moved to side of road, Don’s Trees to remove during day time hours)Work completed overnight, allowing these roads to reopen:65 River Park 225 River North Drive7169 Riverside Drive6053 Heards Drive and Heards Ferry RoadHeards Ferry at Riverside Drive intersection 2300 Spalding Drive 4130 Spalding Dr 5164 Powers Ferry RoadRiverside Drive from Johnson Ferry to I-285 – Open to trafficLike Sandy Springs Patch on Facebook!Citizens are reminded that if they see a tree that's down and blocking the roadway, "it is likely tied to downed power lines," the city added. It's highly dangerous to attempt to remove these trees, and residents should allow crews to work swiftly as possible to clear up this debris. Photo: Heards Ferry at Riverside Drive cleanup. Credit: city of Sandy Springs Mortgage rates crept up again this week, but they're still below this year's peak. But that might not be the case for long. [SPONSORED] Thanks for your feedback.Originally published September 14, 2017.
Fuel cellsConnecticut's energy policies have treated fuel cells more favorably than most states, helping manufacturers like FuelCell Energy and South Windsor's Doosan install more of their clean-energy units here than in any other parts of the country, except California.But hopes of further expanding the homegrown industry were dashed late last year when the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) failed to select any of the dozen or so fuel cell projects — some looking to find buyers for as much as 20 megawatts of power — that bid into a competitive selection process for utility contracts.The fuel cell projects lost out because they submitted higher-priced bids than solar and wind developers.For example, DEEP recently disclosed that the average cost of the highest-ranked fuel cell bid was 14.3 cents per kilowatt hour, higher than solar (8.1 cents per kilowatt hour) and wind (9.9 cents per kilowatt hour).The new state law, originally proposed by Malloy, puts out to bid new long-term utility contracts with different selection criteria.In particular, it excludes solar projects, leaving the competition to fuel cells, wind power, landfill methane, anaerobic digestion and certain hydropower and biomass facilities.And while bidders will still be competing on price, new additional scoring criteria could give a leg up to fuel cells.For example, greater weight will be given to projects that improve distribution system reliability; fuel cells are considered a steadier source of power than many other renewables like wind and solar, which depend on weather conditions to produce energy.It's not yet clear when DEEP would open up the new bidding process but the agency could select as much as 1,100 gigawatt hours worth of generation, which equals 4 percent of the total electricity distributed annually by utilities Eversource and Avangrid.Utilities could finance or even own an additional 30 megawatts of fuel cells."The short answer is it's a big opportunity," said Arthur "Chip" Bottone, CEO of FuelCell Energy.The new bidding process could revive the prospects of a 63-megawatt fuel cell park proposed in Beacon Falls, which was sidelined last year after DEEP didn't select it for any long-term utility contracts, Bottone said.Torrington's O&G Industries and FuelCell Energy are construction partners on the proposed project.David Giordano, Doosan's manager of government affairs, said the new law represents "another opportunity for us to do multi-megawatt projects."Doosan was part of an unsuccessful bid last year to develop a data center and 20-megawatt fuel cell park in... (Hartford Business)