EDF has lowered its French nuclear output estimate for 2022 from 295-315 TWh to 280-300 TWh due to inspections for stress corrosion at twelve of its reactors. Estimates for 2023 are unchanged at 300-330 TWh. Previously, in February 2022, EDF reduced its French nuclear output estimate from 300-330 TWh to 295-315 TWh. In early 2022, EDF already revised downward its nuclear output estimate for 2022 from 330-360 TWh to 300-330 TWh and then to 295-315 TWh due to extended reactor outages.
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.