New transmission flexibility boosts renewables in Japan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japan transferred excess renewable energy supplies between two of its electricity regions for the first time since a major shakeup of its power sector, the country’s grid monitor told Reuters. The transfer of excess solar power supplies from the island of Kyushu to Japan’s main island of Honshu signals an increase in flexibility in the country’s previously regionalized electricity grid as the market opens up to competition.Kyushu Electric Power Co transferred up to 1.125 gigawatts on Monday to five utilities including Kansai Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power after approval from the grid monitor known as OCCTO, an OCCTO spokeswoman told Reuters.It was the first transfer since OCCTO was set up in 2015 to monitor the country’s electricity grid after the government stripped big power utilities of their regional monopolies and opened the $70 billion retail power market to hundreds of new entrants. The reforms came in the aftermath of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima disaster, when an earthquake and tsunami led to nuclear meltdowns and widespread power outages, and included a government-mandated boost to renewable energy supplies.Solar power has grown particularly fast on the island of Kyushu, where Kyushu Electric operates, because of plentiful sunshine and available land. Monday’s transfer helped Kyushu Electric avoid having to cut third-party supplies of solar energy, a company spokesman said.More: Japan transfers excess renewable power between regions for first time
Hi @AnnaKendrick47— Anthony Beauvillier (@titobeauvi21) December 26, 2019The tweet caught on quickly around Twitter, and some users decided to offer a little help. Several users started replying to Beauvillier’s tweet — so both he and the “Pitch Perfect” star could see — and hyping him up with some, uh, interesting compliments aimed his way.hey man thanks for letting me use your gear during that fundraiser you held for the animal shelter to save puppies. Your cup was way too big but other than that everything worked fine. Thanks again!— Big Heat (@DanyAllstar15) December 26, 2019According to various Twitter users, the Sorel-Tracy, Que., native has rescued kittens from a hurricane in the Bahamas, saved a man’s life by donating his kidney and performed open-heart surgery. Anyone familiar with “wing-manning” for a friend recognizes these tactics.Even former Islanders defenseman Bruno Gervais got in on the act, elevating Beauvillier to near-mythical status. New York Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier is having quite the season. He’s scored 22 points in 35 games (10 goals, 12 assists) and is on pace to finish 2019-20 with a career-high 51 points.So, what’s a young, budding NHL star to do over the league’s Christmas break? Beauvillier, 22, decided to shoot his shot by sending a tweet out to actress and singer Anna Kendrick. We don’t know exactly what Beauvillier got in his stocking this year, but Kendrick’s attention may have been at the top of his list. Remember Beau when you saved me from a burning building, cooked me a 7 course meal and taught me 8 languages , that was a great day— Bruno Gervais (@bruno_gervais27) December 26, 2019Beauvillier made plenty of new fans over the holiday — a New York Rangers fan thanked him for buying him a new computer for Christmas — and by all accounts, appears to be a stand-up citizen. But would any of his fictitious feats matter to Kendrick, who appears to be happily dating British filmmaker Ben Richardson?The actress finally responded on Friday, thanking Beauvillier for reaching out — and all the Twitter users in the replies for entertaining her with tall tales.These replies have been my entertainment for the last two days. Thank you all for regaling me with the true tales of this man’s heroism.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 27, 2019Keep your eyes peeled for any possible Kendrick appearances at future Islanders games, though. It’s never too late for a Christmas wish to come true.