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first_imgSeasonal haul-out patterns and diet of individually marked leopard seals (Hydrurga leptonyx) were investigated at Bird Island, South Georgia during the 1983–96 winters. A total of 2956 leopard seal sightings were made, and 121 seals were tagged during the study, mainly between 1993 and 1996. Photographs of scars and pelage patterns were also used to identify a subset of these individuals across years, which provided no evidence of tag loss between or within years. Leopard seals were observed between April and November; the mean time between the first and last sightings in each year was 208 d (s d ± 48). Between 1993–96, eight seals were resident around the island for more than 100 d, and the longest recorded residence was 130 d. The proportion of tagged seals resighted was 0.35 and 0.17 in 1995 and 1996 respectively. Based on estimates of body length, 70% were not sexually mature. There was considerable inter-annual variation in abundance, with a maximum of 502 sightings during 1994, compared with a minimum of 21 during 1986 and 1989. Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) were the main prey item (58% of kills observed and 53% of scats). Other items included penguins (28% of kills observed and 20% of scats) and fish (24% of scats). Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) and seabirds other than penguins were also present in the diet in small quantities.last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » BREAKING: world’s first blockchain property portal to launch in UK previous nextMarketingBREAKING: world’s first blockchain property portal to launch in UKWatch out Rightmove! OpenBricks says its technology will enable agents to vote democratically on every aspect of its operation including fee levels and marketing expenditure and will cost £100 a month per branch.Nigel Lewis4th December 201903,036 Views A new property portal that will be controlled by the industry using blockchain technology is to launch in January after a prolonged period of preparation and testing with six agents.OpenBricks claims to be a world first and hopes to sign up estate agents as many businesses within the industry baulk at the huge cost of using the main portals, but particularly Rightmove.It is due to soft launch in the New Year and officially throw open its digital doors to agents at the end of January, charging £100 a branch.The company’s senior management admits that agents may roll their eyes at news of another wannabe rival to Rightmove, Zoopla and OTM.But they claim that OpenBricks is the first of its kind in the world because the ‘portal’ won’t have a central controlling entity or many staff and will exist on agents’ own servers as a ‘network’.“The blockchain technology will prevent us from turning the screws and hiking up the fees; it will be the agents who decide that and not the board of OpenBricks. It’s your portal,” says Chief Operating Officer Adam Piggott (left).Its senior team include figures with varied experience including at Premier division football clubs, banking and property funds, HM government and the property industry.Piggott is a former lettings agent who founded a sizeable management portfolio in London before selling out to Countrywide in 2014. He went on to back online lettings agency MakeurMove and is also an investor in rent recognition platform CreditLadder.“OnTheMarket was never the level playing field it promised from the outset, and it’s ended up being the same as Rightmove; agents can’t control their data or the price they’re being charged for its service,” he says.Piggott claims the OpenBrix model differs because it uses blockchain for the first time ‘outside of finance, anywhere in the world’.“Our de-centralised portal will be a big ‘spider’s web’ network linking agents together and enabling them to control how they share their listings rather than handing it over to a portal – because with OpenBricks there won’t be a central entity.“Each agency will pay the same and be given one vote which they can use when being balloted on subjects such as marketing budgets, who gets discounts or membership fee increases or reductions.”Piggott says agents will have access to unlimited uploads and that so far OpenBricks has 204 agents who are keen to get involved, and that he aims to have 2,000 signed up by the end of next year.Listen to the full interview with Adam Piggott on the Properganda website.   openbricks Adam Piggott Makeurmove December 4, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

first_img Share this article View post tag: craft View post tag: Naval View post tag: PP12 Vietnam: Acupuncturist with PP12 Re-Visits His Ancient Craft View post tag: Ancient View post tag: News by topic July 16, 2012 A volunteer acupuncturist with Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) dipped into the well of ancient knowledge to better understand his craft while working in Vinh, Vietnam, July 13.Aaron Cook, an acupuncturist from University of California San Diego, met with Phan Thi Thuy Duong, an acupuncture specialist at the Vihn City Hospital, to gain new insight into a medical craft that has been used for more than 700 years.Acupuncture was added to the PP12 mission in Vietnam and will be offered to patients and crewmembers aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), currently off the coast of Vinh.Phan said Vietnamese acupuncture is used to treat disease and pain, along with a number of other ailments, using needling techniques, various herbal teas, and electrical stimulation to help patients feel healthier and more comfortable.“We use a needle to put in the skin to test various pressure points on the body to either test or treat different things,” she said. “Every case is slightly different, but we use methods to get desired affects with the patients.”Although there are multiple styles of acupuncture throughout the world, prominently in Eastern civilizations, many of the same techniques are used everywhere. According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating points on the body with needles can correct imbalances in the body’s circulation system.Cook said he was very happy that many techniques he uses in the United States are the same as those used in a culture that has been practicing it for so long.“For me, this has been a huge cultural opportunity,” he said. “It is a new thing in the United States, so seeing for myself that what we do there is so similar to how they do things here, where they have been doing it for hundreds of years, made me feel very good about the practices I have seen back home.”Cook added that although a lot of the processes he uses are similar, there is an important social difference between East and West.“The main difference is that in the U.S. a lot of people are afraid of acupuncture because they are afraid it is going to hurt. It really makes them afraid, so you have to be gentle,” he said. “Here, it is much more accepted and people seem to understand the practice and benefits better. So, they are able to do stronger needling.”Cook’s Vietnamese counterpart, Duong, said it was great working with someone from a different culture to provide, and gain valuable information.“Working with Dr. Cook was a great experience,” she said. “We found out a lot of common practices and were able to show each other some of the differences.”Cook agreed with Duong and added that he will take the new techniques home with him. “It was a great learning experience and a great way to pick up new skills.”Mercy’s multi-national, multi-organizational crew provides a variety of medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care and civil engineering projects free of charge for area residents in support of PP12.Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission which brings together U.S. military personnel, host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build stronger relationships and develop disaster response capabilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 16, 2012; Image: US Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Vietnam: Acupuncturist with PP12 Re-Visits His Ancient Craft View post tag: His View post tag: Acupuncturist Training & Education View post tag: Re-Visits View post tag: with View post tag: Navylast_img read more

first_imgLess than a third of departments responded to an internal survey designed to assess compliance with University disability policy, Cherwell can reveal.The survey was conducted by Student Welfare and Support Services (SWSS) in Hilary Term 2018 as part of the University’s Common Framework for Disability. Overall, 30.8% of departments responded, with a total of 36 departments failing to comply. The news follows the the release of an Oxford SU report on the accessibility of Oxford libraries released on Wednesday.The report, produced on behalf of Oxford Students Disability Community (OSDC), Oxford SU’s official disability campaign, revealed a widespread lack of accessibility measures in Oxford’s libraries. Just 9.2% of college libraries have full step free access.Cherwell also conducted a survey of students at Oxford who self-identified as having one or more disabilities. While 43.5% of respondents thought that provision for disabilities at Oxford was either ‘better’ or ‘much better’ than they expected, 47.8% were either ‘unsatisfied’ or ‘very unsatisfied’ with the support provided by the centralised University and its departments.Several of the respondents agreed to speak to Cherwell under the condition of anonymity.One student at a large Oxford college, told Cherwell: “The burden is on the disabled students to pressure the college to make it accessible rather than the college trying to find ways to improve. My college will often ask for suggestions on how to improve access but then not act on the advice received.“In my case, I have had to fight for everything I have. It is specific to me, and when I leave the next person will have to start from the beginning.“For example, I realised at the end of last year that the college had been helping some students who were ill (with an issue I haven’t included because it would be obvious who I am to any administrator reading it). Despite knowing about my condition, nobody told me this was an option. I had been struggling and making my health worse for an entire term be- cause I didn’t have access to this resource.“When I asked about this, the college said that they only help students with temporary conditions but not students with long-term ones (presumably because it’s too much work to do it long term but they didn’t say why). I reached out to a disability rights organisation and found out that, legally, they have to provide the same help to students with short and long-term conditions, and eventually, they did. Elsewhere in the city, Westgate, Oxford has been accused of ignoring the needs of wheelchair users. The shopping centre’s car park, constructed during the redevelopment and extension of 2016-17, has a height restriction of just 2m, preventing the entrance of many Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs). Larger WAVs are primarily used by people who require heavy wheelchairs, and are often 2.4m high. The height restriction of 2m falls short of the recommendations of the UK’s national standards body, the BSI. British Standard 8300, which is concerned with making buildings accessible, stipulates a minimum headroom of 2.6m.Amanda MacKenzie-Stuart, a local resident whose husband is severely disabled, told Cherwell: “It’s an absolute disgrace that brand-new civic projects costing £440m…[are] still taking this very limited view of disability.”In April, MacKenzie-Stuart gave a speech to Oxford City Council, in which she recounted the “very dangerous” situation created by the height restriction:“There are no signs warning of height restrictions until the driver is already committed to going down the ramp into the car park. Indeed, signs to the excellent Shopmobility scheme ironically leads to the belief that all disabled vehicles are welcome. “It is only once one is on the ramp that a dangerous situation becomes apparent. At that point the sign orders you to do a U-turn – on the ramp, with exiting cars accelerating round the corner up the ramp having passed through the ticket barriers. This design flaw needs urgent attention before an already vulnerable person in the back of a large WAV is seriously injured.”Cherwell understands that Westgate, Oxford may not be responsible for signage outside the shopping complex itself. The shopping centre has now published a map of nearby accessible parking on its website. It also prominently warns potential visitors of the 2m height restriction.MacKenzie-Stuart, however, called this “wholly inadequate,” citing the poor quality and visibility of such parking. “Those blue-badge spaces do not solve the problem.”A spokesman for Westgate Oxford told Cherwell: “We are aware of the concerns regarding disability access within West- gate car park and have been working with the council to address these. We will be improving the way we communicate information about the car park with our customers, and continue to evaluate what further improvements we can make.“We have, for example, created an additional drop off point for high-sided vehicles on Old Greyfriars Street.“We’re committed to ensuring Westgate is enjoyed by all and welcome feedback from visitors.” Another student – who also wished to remain anonymous – told Cherwell: “The senior tutor at my college approaches students’ health issues in a really harmful way. When one student considered suspending studies due to anxiety and a chronic health condition the senior tutor tried to scare her into staying by saying that everyone who suspends does worse academically than if they had stayed.“When another student suffered from depression the senior tutor accused him of purposefully sabotaging his studies and told him to talk to his therapist about this. She seems to have no sense of appropriate boundaries and talks about students’ health problems with others without permission. I honestly fear for the health of future students. Both a JCR disability officer and I have tried to talk to the senior tutor about these issues but we were dismissed. They argue that if there really was an issue that information would have reached them already. But the truth is that people won’t bring up issues for fear of being labelled trouble makers by the people who will very likely be writing their references.“I have suggested that anonymous feedback forms should be sent out to students on sensitive issues like this, I don’t understand why colleges aren’t already doing this.”Ebie Edwards Cole, the co-author of Wednesday’s SU report, told Cherwell: “Student welfare and support should be an absolute priority at our university. It is extremely disappointing that 36 departments did not reply to a survey about compliance to university disability policy when equal opportunities and accessibility are such key components of student welfare. I would strongly encourage all departments to make replying to such surveys going forward standard practice.” “However, my condition deteriorated during the process of figuring this out. The stress and time and work involved with sending many different emails about this issue, calling disability rights organisations, and negotiating, took a toll on my health and distracted from my studies.“I’m not the first person to go through Oxford not able to walk. I know other stu- dents have done it, but the University acts as if they have never heard of this before and has no idea what to do for students in this position.“Of the friends I’ve met with my condition (ME/CFS), all of them have had to suspend their studies or withdraw, partly because it’s a horrible disease, but also partly because their colleges were not accessible.“I have lectures recorded because I have a medical letter that says basically if I physically push myself beyond a certain limit I am at risk of being permanently wheelchair bound or bedridden. I didn’t have lectures recorded my first term because I was told by the disability office there was nothing they could do, that they could request for the department to record them, but not require it of them, even though all of the equipment was there just not being used. I have spoken with undergrads in other colleges who do not have lectures recorded even though they have the exact same condition and in some cases are worse off than I am.“I have a mentor through the disability office which I am grateful for and has been incredibly helpful to me. However, at the beginning of last year, I was often too ill to leave my room. In those situations, it used to be allowed that the mentors would visit ill students at their college, but now mentors are not allowed to do this even if they want to.”She added: “I quite literally wouldn’t have made it through last year without the help I had from my friends. I think what a lot of people don’t realise is how precarious our position is. There is law protecting disabled students, but it’s not enforced and these students don’t have the resources to sue the school in the event that it isn’t. It would take a tremendous investment of effort.“If we had the ability to go through all of that, we could just use that energy to pass the course in the first place, so we really rely on the Uni’s discretion to choose to follow the spirit of the law which sometimes happens but often doesn’t. Any official support relies on relationship building, negotiation, and the level of concern the Uni or department has for you.” A University spokesperson told Cherwell: “Oxford takes the issue of disability access very seriously, and is constantly working to address this in all of its forms across a broad range of sites, some of which are complicated by the historic nature of the buildings involved. In August 2016 the University introduced a facility to record lectures for students who are unable to attend in person, and adoption of this service has steadily increased since then.“There has also been a significant increase in demand on the mentoring service in recent years. To maximise the number of student mentoring appointments we can provide, we can offer remote support (e.g. via Skype), or for students who have difficulty travelling as a result of their disability we can assist with applications for the travel component of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), which can be used to help fund taxis between their college and the DAS.“Our Disability Advisory Service has appointed a Disability Inclusion Project Officer in direct response to the recommendations in the University’s own Inclusive Teaching Practice report, who is working on producing materials that will be used as the basis for developing online staff courses and induction resources. Around 4,000 students at Oxford have declared a disability, and we consider each student’s individual circumstances to provide the resources and adjustments they need to study.”last_img read more

first_img Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy company, will make a check presentation to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society for funds raised during the annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign in October.The American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign raised awareness and money to support its mission and fight breast cancer. The check presentation will be held Monday, Nov. 25 at Vectren at 1:30 p.m. local time. Representatives from Vectren and the American Cancer Society will be present.What: Vectren check presentation to the American Cancer Society When: Nov. 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Where: 211 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47708 Why: Vectren raised funds to support the fight against breast cancer during the annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgA new form of gene therapy for boys with the life-threatening condition known as “bubble boy” disease appears to be both effective and safe, according to a collaborative research team Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and other institutions conducting an international clinical trial.Early data suggest that the therapy may help patients avoid the late-developing leukemia seen in a quarter of those with the disease in pioneering gene therapy trials in Europe more than a decade ago.Eight of nine boys recruited to date into the trial are alive between 12 and 38 months after treatment, with none of the infections associated with the disease, more formally known as X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), the research team reported Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).Gene therapy alone generated functioning immune systems in seven of the eight. Genetic studies of the boys’ new T-cells, which are critical components of the body’s immune system, reveal that the viral vector used to deliver the gene therapy did not lead to an expansion of cells with vector insertions near known cancer-causing genes, raising cautious hopes about the vector’s long-term safety. One child died of an overwhelming infection present at the time gene therapy began. Left untreated, boys with SCID-X1 usually die of infection before their first birthday.The investigators will continue to monitor the patients for any signs of treatment-related leukemia for 15 years. In the prior European trials — which were the first to demonstrate gene therapy’s potential to cure a disease — leukemia appeared two to five years after treatment. This outcome was one of several events that together slowed clinical progress in gene therapy for many years.The modified vector created for the current trial is a self-inactivating gammaretrovirus, designed to deliver its payload effectively while minimizing the chance of inadvertently turning on genes, called oncogenes, which could lead to leukemia.“Our goal was to take the molecular data from the prior trial and use it to produce a vector that would remain effective and at the same time reduce the risk of leukemia,” said David A. Williams, HMS Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics, chair of the hematology/oncology division at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, director of clinical and translational research at Boston Children’s Hospital, principal investigator for the gene therapy trial’s U.S. sites, and corresponding senior author of the NEJM paper.“The efficacy data from our study is clear: The vector does work to correct the disease. And by a surrogate endpoint, we have improved the treatment’s safety, although it’s too early to say that we’ve completely eliminated the long-term risk of leukemia,” he said.After a single round of treatment, six of the seven boys for whom the gene therapy was successful had achieved the trial’s primary efficacy endpoints: a T-cell count greater than 300 cells per microliter of blood and T-cell proliferation in response to stimulation with phytohemagglutinin (a test used to measure T-cells’ ability to react to pathogens).The seventh boy received a second round of gene therapy and remains healthy despite relatively low T-cell counts. The eighth surviving patient was successfully treated with a conventional hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cell transplant after gene therapy failed to stimulate T-cell production.“Only a minority of babies with SCID-X1 have the optimal donor for standard transplant, a brother or sister who is tissue-type matched,” said co-lead author Sung-Yun Pai, assistant professor of pediatrics at HMS and a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s. “For the rest, gene therapy is a therapeutic option that avoids the need to find an alternative donor and avoids complications of allogeneic transplant such as graft-versus-host-disease.”The core question of the trial was whether the new self-inactivating viral vector could safely and successfully shuttle a gene called the IL-2 receptor gamma (IL2RG) subunit into the patients’ hematopoietic stem cells. In boys born with SCID-X1, mutations render the IL2RG gene inactive, robbing the children of the ability to produce a functional immune system.In addition to Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris, Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA are participating in the international clinical trial.“This trial represents the best in collaborative efforts from a number of the leading gene therapy centers worldwide that allowed us to accomplish its goals in a relatively short period of time,” Williams said. “The success of the trial was also critically dependent on funding from the National Institutes of Health.”Adapted from a Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center news release.last_img read more

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — About 200 American Eagle flights have been canceled because the planes are undergoing overdue inspections of their nose gear. The planes are operated by PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines. American said Thursday that most of PSA’s 130 Bombardier jets were taken out of service for inspections of bolts on the nose gear. American says a few of the planes have been inspected and returned to service. American didn’t say how long it will take to inspect the remaining planes. American says it is trying to arrange new flights for displaced customers. PSA is based in Dayton, Ohio, and operates many American Eagle flights in the eastern United States.last_img read more

first_imgChris Cobb, Saint Mary’s professor of English and environmental studies, spoke to students about environmental policy in an event called “Environmental Policy Explained” on Wednesday. The event was held as part of an initiative of the Office for Civil and Social Engagement to inform the Saint Mary’s community about issues relevant to the upcoming midterm elections.“Environmental policy itself is a broad term that describes any kind of law or rule or regulation that government would put into place in order to achieve certain kinds of environmental goals,” Cobb said. “Depending upon what the goal is, that may engage a different level of government, and there are many different kinds of laws or rules that might be set up.”The distinction between the levels of federal, state and local governments is an important part of understanding how such policies are created, he said.“The key thing to keep in mind when thinking about environmental policy in the U.S. is that the structure of government in the U.S. is highly influential in the way environmental policy gets formulated,” Cobb said.Different policies are set at different levels of government, Cobb said, and this affects the ways a person might go about expressing interest in environmental matters.“If you’re concerned about environmental policy, that means you need to be concerned about what government is doing at the local level, at the state level and at the federal level … and depending upon what questions [and] issues are of concern to you at the moment, one or another of those governments may be the one that you need to be engaging with in order to make environmental policy,” he said.Cobb said he worked to start an organization called the Environmental Network of Northern Indiana during his sabbatical last year that began with the intention of connecting with others and building coalitions in order to influence the formation of environmental policy at the city and county government levels.“We discovered that the economic development office of St. Joseph County was working on a plan that would lead to somewhere between 10 and 22,000 acres of farmland being converted to heavy industry, which is about 33 square miles,” he said. “It’s an area about a quarter of the size of the city of South Bend as it currently exists.”The discovery of this plan has led to the network to work with others in the community who would be affected by this plan, Cobb said.“It’s actually led us to start another organization with which the Environmental Network can be in coalition called the Open Space and Agricultural Alliance, which is seeking to bring people together in that part of the county … to be able to articulate their own interests in this so that the people of the other parts of the county — through the environmental network — can ally with them and support them,” he said. “They are the ones who are the most affected. They are the ones who can actually speak to the government that this is taking away families’ land and homes.”Cobb said the economic development office is now working with consultants to see how this plan could move forward.“The St. Joseph County Council is the one that ultimately makes the big decisions,” he said. “There are a variety of smaller decisions that might be made without their having any ability to influence it.”At the federal level, Cobb said there are two types of routes when approving international agreements. Cobb described the route that the Obama administration took in order to agree to the Paris Accords as an example of the first route. This form of approval of an agreement would be dependent on the current President and stay within that administration. The next President could change their mind about whether they will maintain the agreement or not.The other route the U.S. government could pursue, Cobb said, would be officially ratifying a treaty. Cobb said this process can be much more complex and difficult to accomplish depending on the administration.“Most people, regardless of their political identification, value that things that environmentalists are seeking to protect — clean air, clean water, parks, nutritious food,” he said. “All these basic public goods that come to us through the environment are things that people want.”Tags: environment, policylast_img read more

first_img View Comments “James Earl Jones has continually championed the American theatre with his memorable performances and advocacy on behalf of the Wing,” said American Theatre Wing President Heather Hitchens in a statement. “He embodies the definition of a working actor, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to all that he has done to elevate the art form.” The American Theatre Wing will honor stage and screen legend James Earl Jones at its annual gala next year. The You Can’t Take It With You star is an alum of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. The event will be held on September 28, 2015 at New York’s Plaza Hotel.center_img Jones garnered Tony Awards for his performances in Fences and The Great White Hope and additional nominations for On Golden Pond and The Best Man. His other Broadway credits include Driving Miss Daisy, Othello, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Of Mice and Men and The Iceman Cometh. His many film roles include Clear and Present Danger, the first Star Wars trilogy, Field of Dreams and The Man. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for The Great White Hope.last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Electric Light and Power:Salt River Project has initiated a program to support the installation and use of battery energy storage systems for its residential customers.The Battery Storage Incentive Program will provide up to $1,800 ($150 per DC-kWh) for customers who purchase and install qualifying lithium ion battery technologies. The program will be available for up to 4,500 SRP residential electric customers on a first-come, first-served basis during a 36-month period, beginning May 1, 2018.“While we continue to add new, renewable energy resources, SRP is also conducting research to determine how increasing amounts of renewable energy will impact our electrical system,” said Scott Scharli, SRP’s manager of residential and commercial solar. “The battery storage program will give us an opportunity to collect data and study how battery storage impacts customer energy use and the SRP grid.”“If we can help our customers reduce their demand from the grid, SRP may be able to incrementally decrease the amount of assets needed in the future to serve our customers’ electrical load,” Scharli said. “Among other potential areas, SRP intends to study how customers use battery systems and how these systems perform in our desert environment.”More: Salt River Project Offers Incentive For Home Energy Storage Salt River Project Offers Residential Storage Incentiveslast_img read more