Ørsted powers through pandemic

first_imgPower generation from offshore and onshore wind increased by 42 per cent and totalled 9.8 TWh in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the ramp-up of generation from Hornsea One, Lockett and Sage Draw, and to some extent the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm, as well as higher wind speeds throughout the period. Power generation offshore increased by 36 per cent to 7.2 TWh for the period compared to H1 2019 when it stood at 5.3 TWh. “Despite the comprehensive health, social, and economic consequences of COVID-19, Ørsted has maintained stable operations and strong earnings during 2020. Our asset base has continued to be fully operational and we have maintained normal availability rates on our offshore and onshore wind farms,” Henrik Poulsen, CEO and President of Ørsted, said. The wind speeds in the first half of 2020 averaged 10.1 m/s, as compared to 9.2 m/s in the same period a year earlier. The production-based availability offshore amounted to 93 per cent, up one percentage point compared to the same period last year. The earnings, which stood at DKK 8.2 billion (EUR 1.08 billion), were driven by the ramp-up of power generation from the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, and Lockett and Sage Draw onshore wind farms, together with high wind speeds. World’s leading offshore wind developer Ørsted reported a 17 per cent increase in earnings from offshore and onshore wind farms in operation in the first half of 2020.center_img ”We have however seen negative COVID-19 related effects on European power markets, especially in the UK, driven by lower demand for electricity. The negative impact on our Q2 earnings was approx. DKK 150 million. A contained impact which does not change our full-year expectations.” The revenue from offshore wind farms for the period was DKK 17.3 billion, with gross investments amounting to DKK 7.1 billion. Overall, Ørsted’s operating profit (EBITDA) amounted to DKK 9.8 billion, an 11 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. The EBITDA guidance for the year is unchanged and stands at DKK 16-17 billion in 2020. The expectations of gross investments were lowered by DKK 2 billion to DKK 28-30 billion in 2020 due to the changed timing of payments. Net profit amounted to DKK 2.5 billion and return on capital employed (ROCE) came in at eleven per cent. The company’s green share of the heat and power generation increased from 82 per cent to 88 per cent.last_img read more

Who will replace Krabbenhoft, Landry?

first_imgJunior forward Jon Leuer, who had flashes of brilliance last year, will look to be more consistent this coming season for UW.[/media-credit]Last season, UW men’s basketball forward Keaton Nankivil scored a career high 21 points in the Badgers’ second game against Purdue, showing a deft touch on the perimeter with five three-pointers.Nankivil followed up with five points against Northwestern in Wisconsin’s next game.In similar fashion, UW forward Jon Leuer poured in a season-high 19 points against SIU-Edwardsville in the beginning of the season but followed up with only five points against Iona in the Badgers’ next contest.Guess what the probable starting big men worked on in the offseason?“It is consistency and just making the right decisions night in and night out,” Leuer said at the men’s basketball team’s media day. “You are going to have nights where the hoop is as big as the ocean, and you are going to have nights where you can’t buy one. As long as you are making the right decisions and the right reads the rest will take care of itself.”Starting in place of graduated seniors Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft, Nankivil and Leuer are replacing two of the most prolific forwards in head coach Bo Ryan’s history.Called “stat-stuffers” by Ryan, Krabbenhoft and Landry leave a combined 21 points per game, 11 rebounds per game and a void in leadership the two new big men on campus must help fill.On the other side of the ball, both Landry and Krabbenhoft left their marks — sometimes physical — as two of the best defensive players in the Big Ten.For Leuer, the points and rebounds aren’t the difficult part of following in their footsteps.“Joe and Marcus were willing to sacrifice for the better of the team,” Leuer said. “And that is the big thing. If we are willing to stick our nose in there for a loose ball, that is what Joe would always do, or grab a rebound like Marcus would, I don’t see any problem with us continuing there legacy.”“I wouldn’t call it pressure,” Nankivil added. “I think it’s just time to step up and play.”Preparing for more minutes in the physical Big Ten, both Leuer and Nankivil focused on improving conditioning and strength in the offseason.Estimating he played last season at 212 pounds, Leuer said he put on 16 pounds of muscle to weigh in at 228 pounds currently.Already able to shoot from behind the 3-point line and take big defenders off the dribble, the added strength should help Leuer succeed in the post demands of Ryan’s swing offense.“An emphasis was definitely in getting stronger mainly in our legs and our core,” Leuer said. “Its just little things like when you catch the ball in the post, you can get pushed or bumped off and you travel. Its just little things like that can help.”For Nankivil, Ryan singled out the junior as someone whose conditioning improved drastically from one season to the next.Taking part in the famed Elver Park hill run, Nankivil’s hard work this summer paid off.“I really like the way Keaton and Jon ran the hill and that is a start,” Ryan said. “Their feet, their drive, their stamina. It was Keaton couldn’t who do the hill last year … but now Keaton, man he just ran out there and blew the hill.”So if Nankivil and Leuer are replacing Landry and Krabbenhoft, who will fulfill the role the current juniors held last season?The smart money is on redshirt freshman Jared Berggren.Listed at 6-foot-10 and 235 pounds, the Minnesota native has size and quickness — a strong combination to earn playing time in the swing offense.For his part, Berggren considers himself the “prototypical forward” for the Wisconsin offense.“I think [the swing offense] is a perfect fit for my game,” Berggren said. “Playing down low, being able to step outside, shoot some midrange shots, passing out of the post or into the post.”Whether Berggren will see the court or not, Ryan makes it impossible to predict right now.Although it is hard to believe, Ryan claims this early in camp, everyone has equal standing in his eyes.“At this stage of the game I don’t ever have anybody behind or ahead of anybody else,” Ryan said. “How do you know Jared Berggren isn’t better than Jon Leuer right now?”last_img read more

Syracuse’s Miller makes 22 saves against Providence in first career start

first_imgLess than two minutes into the first start of Abbey Miller’s career as a Syracuse goalkeeper, she allowed a shot to hit the back of the cage.Providence center Brooke Boquist won a faceoff in the attacking zone that went straight to left wing Cassidy Carels, who fired a quick wrist shot over Miller’s shoulder.“I just didn’t get my glove there in time,” she said.Because of an injury to starting goalie Jenn Gilligan, Miller found out that she would be starting just minutes before the puck dropped. Despite the short notice, she allowed just three goals and made 22 saves. Head coach Paul Flanagan was happy with her play as SU (1-1-3) tied Providence (0-4-1) 3-3 on Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Miller allowed two goals off faceoffs and the third off a tip during a Providence power play.During a very active second period in which the Orange put 13 shots on goal, Miller held her own for most of the 20 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the middle of the Friars’ power play during the second period, Miller moved across the crease and stuck her left leg out to stop a shot. Right after the Providence advantage ended, the freshman goalie dropped to the ice, doing a split to stop a Carels shot. The puck rebounded right back to Carels, who shot to Miller’s left. Coming off the ice, Miller dove to make the glove save.“It’s always nervewracking as a freshman going into your first start in a collegiate game but she did really well, held her ground, made saves when she needed to,” forward Allie LaCombe said.Eight minutes later, LaCombe gave Syracuse the lead with a backhand goal. Less than a minute later, the two teams lined up for a faceoff in the Syracuse zone.Friars center Haley Frade won the draw, sending the puck to defender Lexi Romanchuk, who was standing a few feet in front of the blue line. With no one between her and the goal, Romanchuk fired a slapshot into the top right corner of the net.“I should’ve shifted into it and I just kind of tried to deflect it out, but I deflected it into the net,” Miller said.Flanagan was disappointed none of his skaters got into the shooting lane on the goal but said that Miller had to do a better job getting into position to block that shot.“You don’t want to get beat on a shot from the blue line,” he said.With just over a minute remaining, a Friar shot from Allison Micheletti came flying in from the left circle, but Miller was able to tip the puck off line with her glove, preserving the tie.“I thought she stepped up big time, she was awesome,” forward Melissa Piacentini said.Friday, Gilligan was cleared to play and dressed and warmed up before the game, but Flanagan said she wasn’t confident enough to play. He held her out as a precautionary measure after missing three days of practice.Flanagan said he thought the late notice was good, as Miller didn’t have time to get nervous.“I was a little disappointed in the first two goals, I think I could’ve obviously stopped those,” Miller said. “I think I had some pretty big saves, so it was balanced out.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2014 at 8:43 pmlast_img read more