Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer at the Globe of Science and Innovation. This is a visitor center, designed to inform visitors about the significant research being carried out at CERN. The wooden structure, which is 27 metres (89 ft) high and 40 metres (130 ft) in diameter, is a symbol of planet earth and was originally built for Expo.02 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In 2004, it was moved to its current location in Meyrin in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer touring the Nant de Drance Pumped Storage Project, the largest underground energy storing plant in Geneva, Switzerland. It cost $2 billion and they plan a Return on Investment in 80 years. It's taken 10 years to build and opens in 2020.
NANT DE DRANTZ.
Nestled in the heart of the Alps, the Swiss are building one of the world’s most advanced pumped storage hydropower projects: Nant de Drantz. Once completed, the 900 MW facility will feature six variable-speed turbines that can change their power output to more precisely serve system needs. These two-way turbines can both produce electricity as the water flows down from the upper reservoir and, conversely, act as a super high capacity pump to move water back up from the lower reservoir. This impressive feat of engineering is more than just another energy project, it’s vital infrastructure that will play a pivotal role in intercountry electricity grid incorporating increasing levels of variable renewable energy.
Emergency Preparedness community fair at the Jackie Tatum Harvard Park & Recreation Center in Los Angeles.