Ghana’s Bui Power Authority (BPA), the body responsible for managing the Bui hydropower dam, has announced plans to construct 8 solar PV power plants with a total capacity of 259 MW in the north of the country by 2022.
Xcel Energy has announced plans to close Colorado’s largest coal-fired power plant, Comanche 3 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA, by 2035.
Siemens Energy has won an order for the turnkey construction of the CCGT plant UTE GNA II, located at Port of Açu in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.
Portugal has shut down its last remaining coal-fired power plant, becoming the fourth country in the EU to do so.
Brazil’s National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) passed 45.9 MW of wind turbines in wind farms for commercial operation, taking Brazil past 20 GW of installed capacity in wind power generation.
TerraPower, the US-based nuclear power company backed by Bill Gates, has announced that it has selected Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA as the site for its first 345 MW reactor, to be built on the site of the coal-fired Naughton power plant, which is being closed.
GE and UK Export Finance (UKEF), UK’s export credit agency, have announced that agreement has been reached to finance Kalyon Enerji’s 1.35 GW Karapinar solar project located in Konya Karapinar province in Turkey.
RWE has announced that it will double its renewable energy generation capacity to 50 GW by 2030; it said that it would invest €50 billion to achieve this expansion.
Zulkifli Zaoni, Chief Executive of Indonesian state utility Perushaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said that Indonesia’s coal consumption for power generation will rise by 3.1 per cent in 2022 compared to 2021.
China Huaneng Group has announced that the No 2 reactor of Shidaowan nuclear power plant in Shandong Province, east China, has achieved criticality.