Weekly Newsletter - 13/01/2017

Dear <<First Name>>,

Please find below this week's summary of renewable and related energy news for Africa and beyond.
Kind regards,
The REPP Team
West Africa
Senegal: Engie partners with ANER to accelerate solar developments in housing sector - ESI Africa
Senegal: Power sector enters into bilateral agreement with Mali for cross border sale of electricity - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: World Bank assistance required to resolve financial challenges in power sector - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Peak generation due to increased turbine unit operation and wheeling by TCN - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Royal Dutch Shell to battle two communities, Bille and Ogale, for oil spill allegations - Engineering News 
Nigeria: Partnered with a Chinese consortium to develop a 700MW hydropower plant - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: State-run oil and gas firm is tasked by government with exploring alternative sources of energy - Alternative Energy Africa
Cameroon: signs MoU with the Republic of Congo, Central African Republic for 600MW hydropower project - Alternative Energy Africa
East Africa
Tanzania: Rural Energy Agency receives $870,000 grant to structure Renewable Energy Investment Facility - Alternative Energy Africa
Tanzania: Electricity tariffs remain unchanged in attempt to build manufacturing sector - ESI Africa
Tanzania: Macroeconomic performance remains strong according to the International Monetary Fund - Engineering News
Kenya: Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa committed $992,000 grant in support of a 7.8MW hydropower project - ESI Africa

Kenya: Gorge Farm Energy Park, first biogas plant to sell surplus power at $0.10/kWh - ESI Africa
Rwanda: Utility has begun several energy projects to ensure long-term sustained reliable power - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
Zimbabwe: ZPC expects to reach financial close on Hwange power expansion project in March - ESI Africa
South Africa: CSIR demonstrates net economic benefit of renewables resulting in $291m - ESI Africa
Africa General / Rest of World
Enel Group launches green bond, totalling EUR 1250 m in European market - Enel
Record $30bn invested in offshore wind but overall investment down - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Cote d'Ivoire: Regional Energy Co-operation Summit from the 26-27 January in Abidjan - BizNis Africa
Corporate funding in solar sector tops US$9 bn in 2016 - Alternative Energy Africa
China set to become most important player in clean energy market - Renewable Energy World
Europe contributes most asset finance to biomass projects - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
US: Guidelines for State utilities energy storage procurements have been released by Oregon regulators - Renewable Energy World
Spain to hold a renewables energy auction for its islands in Q1 of 2017 - PV Tech

UAE pledges $163 bn for clean energy investment by 2050 - PV Tech
Vivint Solar Incorporated closes US$303 m in debt equity financing for 214MW of residential solar systems - Press Release
AC Energy Holdings Inc. invests $150 million in Indonesia wind farm - PhilStar Global Business  
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