Texas sets another wind power record

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set a new wind output record of 17,920 MW on Monday afternoon as a cold front was moving into the area with windy conditions.The new output wind record was set at 3:32 pm CST Monday and surpassed the previous record of 17,542 MW set in February, by more than 2%, according to ERCOT Wind Integration Report.High temperatures in Dallas reached the mid 40s degrees Monday, as much as 22 degrees below normal, while lows fell near the freezing point, as much as 15 degrees below normal, according to CustomWeather data.When Monday’s record was set, wind generation accounted for 40.49% of system-wide demand, which was 44,258 MW at the time, according to ERCOT data. The wind penetration record stands at 54.22%, reached October 27.Real-time prices in West Hub stayed below $10/MWh for three hours ending 6:15 am before the morning load ramp up, and stayed slightly above $10/MWh before falling below again around noon through 4:30 pm.More ($): ERCOT sets record wind output of 17,920 MW amid wintry weather Texas sets another wind power recordlast_img read more

The Croatian hotel market is stagnating in the development of the offer, shows the global report of Horwath HTL

first_imgMost of the leading domestic chains have become involved in the portfolio branding process by increasing the total number of domestic brands in the market. This trend is in line with developments in the European market, but the motives for these processes are not yet entirely clear (for example, portfolio sales or regional expansion). The report showed that the Croatian hotel market is stagnating in the development of the offer mainly because the current market is favorable for the development of private accommodation (low taxes, regulatory environment), but also because of low incentives for hotel development, which is the key reason for dominance of domestic hotel chains – 9 percent of hotel companies generate 85 percent of total industry revenue. The annual global report of the consulting company Horwath HTL on hotel chains “European Chains & Hotels Report 2019” covers 22 European countries, including Croatia. Domestic chains as the main drivers of growth The hotel market still relies on the summer season Although Zagreb is on the rise (with three new internationally branded projects planned), the majority of projects are based on coastal areas (as much as 75 percent) and well-known destinations (Hvar, Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec). Key statistics for Croatia / Horwath HTL Domestic chains were active in the investment market where the largest hotel chains opened at least one new property in 2018. The top five hotel chains have opened eleven properties, or 2,5 new rooms on the market. Others were primarily based on the development of small hotels. In 2018, growth was recorded, however, with the risk of slowdown that occurs due to the recovery of the Mediterranean region, but also development strategies aimed at earning money without a significant increase in value-added supply, competitiveness begins to lose. On the other hand, pre- and postseason offers significant growth potential that can be captured by smart initiatives and management. In Zagreb, as the only continental destination on the rise, three new hotel chains were opened in 2018, and three are planned. Ranking by degrees and size / Horwath HTL High seasonality and the current level of business in Croatia (ranked 58th and 159th in terms of issuing building permits) remains a major obstacle for international investors, especially in terms of taking development and ownership risks. But there are still positive examples in the market that can boost investor confidence. Horwath’s report to 22 countries cites information that in 2018, there were a total of 146.600 hotels on the market, or over six million rooms. France had the most hotels within the hotel chain, as many as 3885, while Albania had the least branded hotels. Attachment: HORWATH HTL / European Chains & Hotels Report 2019 The report showed that the main potential is off-season offers. In Montenegro, great potential has been recognized due to the favorable conditions it offers to investors and the encouragement of a luxury tourist product. Greece is back in the top 15 world tourist destinations. In 2018, they opened 150 new luxury hotels, which contributed to the fact that one in five Greek hotels falls into the category of four or five stars. And, although on shaky ground over Brexit, the United Kingdom has invested almost € 4 billion in its hotel sector. Ratio of international and domestic brands / Horwath HTL New brands of domestic chains Ranking by destinations / Horwath HTLlast_img read more

Alex Iwobi’s Everton team-mates are laughing at him for his heading since Arsenal switch

first_imgIwobi scored against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup in August (Picture: Getty Images)However, despite the giggles from his fellow Toffees, Iwobi says he is settling in really well at Goodison Park amid a good start to the season that has seen them lose just one of their first five matches.‘I have been welcomed really warmly and I want to help my team with goals and assists whenever I can,’ continued the former Arsenal man.‘I am enjoying myself and hopefully I will make more memories here.‘Our start has been okay and we will try to take that on after the international break. But there is always room for improvement.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEverton are back in Premier League action on Sunday 15 September away at Bournemouth as they look to continue the form that saw them beat Wolves last time out.MORE: Cesc Fabregas reveals why he rejected Real Madrid transfer to stay at ArsenalMORE: Liverpool scouting Villarreal star, and former Arsenal target, Samuel Chukwueze Alex Iwobi already has two Everton goals to his name (Picture: Getty Images)Alex Iwobi has made an impressive start to his career at Everton, but his new team-mates have still found a reason to laugh at him on the training field.The Nigeria international arrived from Arsenal on 8 August for an initial fee of £28m and already has two goals in three games for the Toffees, netting against Lincoln in the Carabao Cup and against Wolves in the Premier League.The 23-year-old’s two goals for his new club have both come with his head, having scored just one in the air over his entire career before moving to Mersyside.Despite his new found skill with his head, Iwobi has revealed that he is getting stick for his technique in training.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t know what’s been happening, they [Everton teammates] laugh at me when I try to head the ball in training,’ Iwobi told the official Everton website.‘But the practice has been paying off. I was just trying keep it on target [against Wolves]. I didn’t know I could jump that high.’ Advertisement Alex Iwobi’s Everton team-mates are laughing at him for his heading since Arsenal switch Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Sep 2019 2:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more