Coronavirus company news summary – EDF nuclear generation down 17.6% – Nigerian Government plans rollout of 5m solar home systems

8 September 2020 (Last Updated September 8th, 2020 09:31)

8 September

Power utility EDF has said power production at its nuclear reactors in France fell by 17.6% during August compared to one year before. Generation fell to 22.9TWh as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and nuclear reactor outages. According to the firm, total generation in France since January is 219.5TWh, compared to 260.7TWh in 2019. This marks a drop of 15.8%.

The federal government of Nigeria has plans to offer solar home systems to five million households over 12 months under its Economic Sustainability Plan. The government’s plan featured in an address by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Ministerial Performance Review Retreat held in Abuja on 7 September, reported Nairametrics.com.

Enel Green Power México has finished installing wind turbines at the 274 MW Dolores wind farm, and pre-operational tests have begun. An Enel Green Power spokesperson said Dolores is the company's largest individual wind farm in the country. The total investment in the construction of the wind farm stands at approximately $290m. The wind farm can produce up to 938GWh annually, avoiding the emission of more than 525,000t of CO2 annually.