The Colombian national power grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados plans to incorporate more than 3 GW of new power capacity in 2022, including 50% of solar, 22% of hydropower, 19% of thermal and 9% of wind.
Colombia's installed power capacity has increased by 44% since 2010 and reached 19.6 GW at the end of 2020, with hydroelectricity accounting for 67% (13.2 GW) The solar and wind capacity is limited (115 MW for solar and 563 MW for wind in 2020).
The National Energy Administration (NEA) of China has released its annual energy industry guide and anticipates a 4.2% growth in domestic gas production in 2022; this would be nearly half the 8.2% growth in production posted in 2021. In addition, crude oil is also expected to increase. According to the NEA, domestic power generation should rise by 12% in 2022 (after a 10% growth in 2021), with wind and solar accounting for 12.2% of the power mix (up from 11% in 2021). China will pursue its strategy to reduce the share of coal in its energy consumption, aiming to reach 17.3% of non-fossil energies in its total energy consumption in 2022, up from 16% in 2020.
Brazil forecasts an increase in its oil production by around 300,000 bbl/d in 2022 (+10% compared to 2021). The country's oil output reached 3 mb/d in 2021. Most of the domestic production was ensured by the Brazilian national oil and gas company Petrobras, which produced 2.77 mboe/d of oil and gas in 2021 (-2.5% compared to 2020), including 2.22 mb/d of oil and NGL (-2.2%) and exceeded its 2021 targets. Pre-salt production accounted for 70% of Petrobras’s total output in 2021.
The United Kingdom intends to get 25% of its electricity from nuclear power by 2050. In October 2021, the country unveiled a new funding model for nuclear power plants. Under the new RAB (Regulated Asset Base) model, consumers will contribute to the cost of new nuclear power projects during the construction phase.
In 2020, the United Kingdom generated about 16% of its power from nuclear power plants. There are 13 nuclear reactors in operation for a total capacity of 8.1 GW in the country. Dungeness B (1,040 MW) was shut down in June 2021, and Hunterston B (two gas-cooled reactors, 960 MW) and Hinkley Point B (two gas-cooled reactors, 945 MW) are due to be decommissioned in 2022. In December 2021, EDF Energy brought forward the closure date for two of its nuclear power plants, Heysham 2 (1,190 MW) in Lancashire and Torness (1,230 MW) in East Lothian (United Kingdom) from 2030 to 2028. In addition, the group has confirmed that its Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear power plants would stop generating power as of 31 March 2024.