Coronavirus company news summary – Renewable generation up 32% in UK – Papua New Guinea investigates hydro opportunities

2 September 2020 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2020 09:21)

2 September

Total renewable energy generation in the UK jumped up by 32% during the Covid-19-induced lockdown, according to Drax Electric Insight’s quarterly report. As a result, carbon emissions were one-third lower than the previous year during the second quarter, the report added.

Fortescue Metals Group will conduct a feasibility study for the development of hydroelectric plants across Papua New Guinea. The Australian mining company said that individual projects would be developed following the completion of feasibility studies and approvals.

More than 800 workers have tested positive for Covid-19 at Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion project since the pandemic began. The company revealed another round of positive cases at the Plant Vogtle project in its latest filing. However, it says the number of new cases is declining again.

Cloudberry Clean Energy has made an offer to purchase all shares of the Swedish offshore outfit Scanwind2. The Swedish firm is developing shallow water wind farm in Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden. The project will comprise 16-17 turbines with an expected production capacity of 350GWh per year.