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November 13, 2007
TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY of the rest of the Delaware riverfront's life . . . and maybe the first day of a new era of civic life in the city. That's when a plan for the central-Delaware waterfront will be unveiled to the public at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 6 p.m. (Pre-register at planphilly.com/registration, or call 215-573-8720.) This event represents a yearlong process that engaged thousands of citizens to think about the city and the waterfront of the future.
NEWS
September 15, 2003 | By Denis O'Brien and John Rowe
The massive Aug. 14 blackout that affected two countries, several states and 50 million people will be undoubtedly remembered as one of the top events of 2003. It also can serve as a harsh lesson that we cannot take our electricity service for granted and must move forward with a comprehensive energy policy. Clearly, the blackout has heightened our awareness of the need for electricity reform. While energy policy has been debated from every perspective, it is time to act. Such legislation will enhance our nation's electric reliability, encourage improvements in our vital infrastructure, and foster markets that facilitate reliability rather than hinder it. Across the United States, we have a highly interdependent electric grid.
SPORTS
June 20, 1997 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jeff Fulmer, who compiled a 16-20 record in four seasons at Pennsville, has stepped down as football coach. At Pennsville, coaches are on one-year contracts and must reapply for their positions. Fulmer decided recently not to do that. Pennsville principal Mike Gorman said Fulmer will remain the school's varsity basketball coach. "It was only about two or three weeks ago that Jeff made the decision not to reapply for the head football coaching job," Gorman said yesterday.
SPORTS
February 26, 2012
Chris Crowley, who led Woodrow Wilson to a division title last season, has resigned as football coach after four seasons. Crowley said Friday that he recently returned to school to pursue a master's degree and was "unable to put forth the time that is necessary and required to coach the football team. " Crowley's record was 21-20. Last season, Crowley led the Tigers to a 7-4 record, a berth in the South Jersey Group 3 tournament, and the West Jersey Football League Independence Division title.
NEWS
February 4, 1988 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
Saying it was "time for a change," Jim Connor resigned Tuesday as football coach of the Strath Haven Panthers after five years. Connor had compiled a record of 42-37-1 in eight years as a head coach in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, the first three at Swarthmore High School, which merged with Nether Providence High School to become Strath Haven in 1983. Last season, the Panthers finished 2-7 in the Central League and 3-8 overall. Connor, 32, said that his immediate plans were not definite, but that he had "a couple opportunities that may work out. " He said he would stay on as coach of the ninth-grade girls' basketball team and assistant coach of boys' varsity track.
SPORTS
April 27, 2007 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jarod Claybourn, a one-time player at conference-rival Paulsboro, was named Sterling High's football coach last night. Claybourn, 28, had been a Sterling assistant the last five seasons, working with the quarterbacks and helping call the plays while perched above the press box. As head coach Jim Gallagher "got more comfortable with him, he called most of the plays from up top," Sterling athletic director Bill Hiltner said yesterday....
BUSINESS
March 31, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has selected the Navy Yard and its "microgrid" as the site for a study on new technology for advanced electrical distribution and controls, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. announced Tuesday. The study, which will take advantage of the Navy Yard's advanced power grid, will focus on how to make local electric distribution systems more reliable and create capabilities for the energy industry to deploy renewable energy within local communities, PIDC said.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
PJM Interconnection, the regional electricity grid operator, has called on customers to conserve power on Tuesday, when arctic conditions are expected to push demand to the limits of the transmission system. The grid on Tuesday evening is projected to surpass the winter demand record set on Jan. 7, said Paula DuPont-Kidd, a PJM spokeswoman. Utilities are asking consumers to conserve electricity especially from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday as well as from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Utilities urged electric heating customer to set their thermostats lower than usual, if health permits, to turn off unneeded lights and appliances, and to delay using major appliances like stoves, dishwashers and clothes dryers.
SPORTS
March 2, 2012
Villanova announced its 2012 football schedule on Thursday. The season will open Aug. 31 with the fourth annual Mayor's Cup game against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. The home opener against Fordham is scheduled for Sept. 8. Game times are to be announced. Villanova Football Schedule Aug. 31          at Temple                   (Lincoln Financial Field) Sept. 8          Fordham Sept. 15          Rhode Island Sept.
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BUSINESS
March 31, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has selected the Navy Yard and its "microgrid" as the site for a study on new technology for advanced electrical distribution and controls, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. announced Tuesday. The study, which will take advantage of the Navy Yard's advanced power grid, will focus on how to make local electric distribution systems more reliable and create capabilities for the energy industry to deploy renewable energy within local communities, PIDC said.
FOOD
February 26, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Feb. 23, 2016: Reader: After reading about the best Fishtown/Kensington spots, we decided to try Lloyd Whiskey Bar. The sweet potato Thai pork and chicken and waffle sliders were outstanding, as was the whiskey and beer lists. The bourbon sweet tea was a nice concoction. Another thing we loved about it was that the happy hour went until 8 p.m. – later than usual. Craig LaBan: I'm glad you liked Lloyd, definitely one of the slightly off-the-grid places Fishtowners call their own - great whiskey list at fair prices with a kitchen that doesn't hold back when it comes to creative takes on indulgent food (i.e.
SPORTS
February 1, 2016 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Wissahickon has had a revolving door of head football coaches recently. So Randy Cuthbert, who is the program's fourth boss in the last six years, is looking to build stability. "It's sorely needed," said the 46-year-old, who will double as the school's athletic director. "I'm excited about the opportunity here. There's a ton of potential. " Cuthbert certainly has the experience needed to gradually place the Trojans, who last season went 1-9 overall and 0-7 in the Suburban One League American Conference, on the winning track.
NEWS
October 17, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
PJM Interconnection's board on Thursday authorized 11 improvements to the electrical transmission grid in its 13-state region. The regional grid manager, which is based in Valley Forge, said the projects are expected to cost $59 million and will yield $815 million in savings over 15 years. The projects, which are enhancements to the existing transmission system rather than new lines, include three upgrades in Pennsylvania, all located near the Susquehanna River south of Harrisburg.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Exelon Corp. announced Monday that three of its aging nuclear stations did not clear the regional power grid's capacity auction on Friday, calling the plants' long-term financial viability into question. The plants include Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island Unit 1 outside Harrisburg, which faces growing competition from low-cost natural-gas power producers, and Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, which is already scheduled for retirement in 2019. Friday's auction by PJM Interconnection, the Valley Forge operator of the power grid serving 13 states, was aimed at securing more reliable electricity supplies during emergencies in 2018-19.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Power producers across 13 states will receive an additional $3.4 billion in 2018-19, according to results announced Friday of an auction aimed at securing more reliable electricity supplies during emergencies. The auction by PJM Interconnection, the Valley Forge operator of the power grid stretching from the mid-Atlantic to Illinois, was revised after many power generators failed to produce during cold snaps because of frozen equipment or curtailed fuel supplies. The grid operator "had to act decisively" to change its auction rules to give producers incentive to make improvements, and to penalize those that fail to produce as promised, PJM chief executive Terry Boston said in a statement.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
During the severe cold snap of January 2014, about 22 percent of the Philadelphia region's power generators were unable to deliver electricity as promised. Their plants were incapacitated by frozen equipment, frozen water, and frozen fuel. The crisis, which caused some customers' electricity bills to more than double, triggered alarms at PJM Interconnection, the Valley Forge operator of the region's power grid. It set about to change its rules to improve electricity reliability in its territory, which covers all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Behind the scenes at the Navy Yard, with its new corporate headquarters and restored 70-year-old buildings, another transformation is taking place that is largely invisible to the public, but that could have far-reaching implications. Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., the agency redeveloping the Navy Yard, is installing a "smart-grid" system on the 1,200-acre campus in South Philadelphia. PIDC envisions constructing an interconnected network of renewable power sources and storage devices in a self-supporting "community" system.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
PJM Interconnection, Inc., the regional grid operator based in Valley Forge, on Wednesday appointed an insider as its next chief executive officer. Andrew L. Ott, the executive vice president for markets, was picked to succeed Terry Boston when he retires at the end of 2015. Boston, who has led PJM since 2008, was previously executive vice president of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ott, an 18-year PJM veteran, previously worked in transmission planning and operations at General Public Utilities.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Navy Yard energy-storage firm expects to step up to a bigger stage after its acquisition by renewable-power project developer SunEdison Inc. Solar Grid Storage L.L.C., a start-up formed in 2011 and funded partly with $250,000 in venture capital from the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, on Thursday announced its sale to SunEdison for an undisclosed sum. Solar Grid has four energy-storage projects, including one that is part of Pennsylvania State...
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