In response to increased pressure on European gas markets and concerns about UK supply of electricity this winter, the UK Government has asked Drax to extend the life of its two coal-fired units to March 2023.
South African state power utility Eskom has announced that it will be extending daily power cuts as the generation capacity shortage continues.
Japan has withdrawn financing for the Matarbari 2 coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh, forcing cancellation of the project.
Germany has decided, in the light of Russia reducing supplies of natural gas, to restart idle coal-fired power plants.
EDF has agreed to keep its coal-fired West Burton A power plant in the UK running through the winter amidst the ongoing uncertainty in the energy sector.
Germany plans to use coal-fired power plants that were due to be closed as part of a plan to ensure security of power supply in case Russia cuts supply of natural gas.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that the Vietnam National Coal Mineral Industries Corporation (Vinacomin), the country’s state-owned coal miner, will boost production to meet rising demand.
Eskom of South Africa announced a new plan to procure engineering and maintenance services from OEMs in the coming months to supplement its skills base at its ailing coal-fired power stations.
Adani Power Ltd (APL). IHI Corporation, and Kowa have signed an MOU to study the feasibility of a modification to achieve 20 per cent liquid ammonia co-firing, increasing up to 100 per cent mono-firing, at the Adani Power Mundra coal-fired power plant in the Indian state of Gujarat.
AES Corp has announced that its subsidiary AES Indiana will cease using coal as a fuel source by 2025, which will involve closing the coal-fired units at its Petersburg Generating Station in Indiana, USA.