Coronavirus company news summary – GE Renewable energy supplies 27 turbines – Delhi electricity regulator halves fixed charges

15 September 2020 (Last Updated September 15th, 2020 09:29)

15 September

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by EDF RE and Mitsui & Co for the supply of equipment for the 87MW Taza onshore wind farm in Morocco. The wind farm will use 27 of GE’s 3.2-85 onshore wind turbines. The project is part of the country's energy strategy, which aims to produce 52% of its installed electric power from renewable energies by 2030.

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has cut fixed power charges by 50% for non-domestic consumers. A commissions spokesperson said many establishments did not use their contracted capacity in the lockdown period up to 30 May, but fixed charges were still invoiced to them. The DERC stated that the fixed charges for the unused capacity during the lockdown period will be reduced.

Power consumption in the Canadian province of British Columbia was 7% below the forecast for August, according to latest regional government data. This is an improvement on March, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country, when power consumption was 10% below forecast.