Power company Enel Chile and its electricity generation subsidiary Enel Generacion Chile have decided to close their last coal-fired plant in 2022 to exit coal-fired electricity generation earlier than had been agreed with the Chilean Government.
GenOn has announced that it will retire units 1, 2 and 3 of its Dickerson Generating Station in Maryland, USA due to: “Unfavourable economic conditions and increased costs associated with environmental compliance.”
Polish energy companies Enea and Energa have announced that they are ending their involvement with construction of the 1GW Ostroleka C coal-fired power plant, after new co-owner PKN Orlen said it would not be involved in the project if it utilises coal.
Despite a projected decline in total US electricity generation cause by the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that renewable energy sources will produce significantly more electricity in 2020.
South Korea plans to shut a total of 15.3GW of coal-fired capacity by 2034, according to a draft of the country’s ninth basic electricity plan.
South African state-owned power utility Eskom is in the process of mending the technical faults that led to the environmental breaches at the coal-fired Kendal Power Station.
According to analysis by India Ratings and Research, the power demand in India declined for March and April amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
As a result of the coronavirus lockdown, energy use in the UK has fallen by around 20 per cent. This had led to a new record being set for how long the country has gone without using any energy produced from coal.
Eskom of South Africa is seeking proposals on how to repurpose the Komati, Grootvlei, and Camden coal-fired power plants once they reach the end of their operational life.
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has reported that the credit appeal of coal-fired power plants seems to be in terminal decline.