Demonstrator projectsDemonstration projects must be based in a large UK location such as a medium-sized town. They should: the competition is open, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 25 July 2018 projects can be led by a business, university, public sector organisation or a research and technology organisation working with others. They must include at least one SME, one academic organisation and a local authority or equivalent organisation you must carry out at least 90% of your project work in the UK and exploit the results here grant funding for each project is expected to be £13 million or higher, with total project costs between £26 million and £160 million. We expect them to last between 24 and 26 months business could attract up to 45% of their project costs a briefing event will be held on 15 May 2018 Find out more about the competition for demonstrators and apply. Concepts and designStudies into new smart, energy systems should show how they could improve future energy services in a UK location at least the size of a medium-sized town.They should show how implementation by the early 2020s could: Competition information optimise energy across a range of supplies, infrastructure and demands deliver lower costs, lower emissions and economic benefit intelligently link energy supply and demand develop processes and skills for designing, financing, building and operating smart local energy systems encourage private investment to replicate these impacts across the UK The best projects will be invited to develop their ideas further in a future competition.Competition information the competition is open, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 25 July 2018 projects can be led by a business, academic organisation, charity, public sector organisation or local authority, research council institute or a research and technology organisation. At least one SME must be included you must carry out at least 90% of your project work in the UK and exploit the results here we expect total project costs to be between £100,000 and £200,000 and for projects to last up to 6 months businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs a briefing event will be held on 15 May 2018 Find out more about the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. reduce energy bills by at least 25% and reduce carbon emissions in line with targets produce high-value local jobs and local and export business opportunities improve energy security and make the UK more resilient to environmental, technological, social and economic change improve energy efficiency and infrastructure productivity meet air quality targets create ways to test and scale new technologies and business, consumer and regulatory models to speed up industry growth Innovate UK has up to £41.5 million to invest in both the design and practical demonstration of new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand in heating, power and transport.There are 2 parts to this competition. Up to £40 million is available for 3 smart energy system demonstrators, while up to £1.5 million is available for studies into new, smarter approaches to local energy.Supporting the smart energy revolutionThe funding is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme, prospering from the energy revolution.Demand to meet carbon reduction targets and the emergence of new technologies including artificial intelligence, internet of things and sensing and machine learning are creating new opportunities for smart energy systems.This competition will help businesses to develop local energy approaches at scale that will create better outcomes for consumers and promote economic growth for the UK. By the early 2020s, it aims to prove that smarter local energy systems can deliver cleaner and cheaper energy services.Successful projects will be supported by an energy integration network including the Energy Systems Catapult leading researchers and government and independent regulatory bodies. Find out more about this competition for smart energy system studies and apply.
By Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 30) – Saturday night’s action at West Liberty Raceway included a full program of IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing with the iWireless IMCA Late Models headlining the program.The main event took the green with Kyle Hinrichs taking the lead early and appearing to be on his way to the win. The 25-lapper went caution-free to the checkers as Chad Holladay chased down Hinrichs and made the winning pass on lap 21 on his way to his third consecutive West Liberty win. Kevin Kile made a late race pass of Hinrichs to take second.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modified feature belonged to veteran Brad Dubil. Dubil took the lead at the drop of the green and went on to lead all 20 laps in scoring his first win in several years at the West Liberty ½-mile. Dubil scored a very comfortable win over Larry Herring and Kurt Kile.The Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Dalton Simonsen advance from a fourth row start and go on to victory lane. Simonsen took the win over Cory VanZante and Jarrett Brown.The Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car main event was won by David Brandies. The 71 of Brandies shot out of the pack early and went on to score the win over Johnny Spaw.The action-packed US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact feature win went to Steve Struck in his new no. 24 Sport Compact. Struck took the win ahead of Cody VanDusen and Jason KlerkDerus.
Team improving However, after losing their first game to the Combined Campuses and Colleges, the team has been improving ever since. This includes two solid victories over Guyana, a one-wicket loss to Barbados, and return-leg triumph over the previously unbeaten hosts. This, according to Miller, has since instilled belief in the unit that they can go all the way, and it was for them to continue improving. Jamaica is scheduled to play in the semi-finals against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, who occupy the top two positions in Group A, and were playing each other at press time yesterday in Antigua. “We are enjoying this tournament and have excited the fans in a few games, and are thinking to continue in that part,” he declared. “We are focused on our game, our game plan and the way we are playing. The mindset is that we have two more games left, and we are going to take it game by game as we are prepared for any team.” Captain Nikita Miller believes team unity and selflessness have been underlying reasons for the success of the Jamaica Scorpions in the on-going WICB Regional Super50 Tournament. The Scorpions, on the back of a five match winning streak, are through to the semi-finals. The Robert Samuels-coached aggregation progressed as the second placed team in Group B behind after winning six matches and losing two. Co-hosts and pre-tournament favourites Barbados Pride, who have in their line-up, several front line West Indies players, with seven wins and a defeat claimed group honours. “What has impressed me the most thus so is our togetherness,” Miller said. “On and off-the-field, every person has been working in the best interest of the team. “I really didn’t expect this so early on due to the fact that it is a new coach, a new system and a new captain. But the fact that the guys buy into our philosophy, into our way of playing, what we believe in and what we are looking to achieve, is good. “In fact, I believe, win or lose, this team is heading in the right direction,” he continued, before adding “but we are going to win though”. Having failed to make it past the group stages last year and having the history of failing to win the tournament over its last five instalments, not much was expected of Jamaica heading into this season. In fact, it was presumed that the new-look outfit would struggle to stave off last year’s beaten semi-finalists, the Guyana Jaguars, for one of the two available places from the group for a final four placing.