Weekly Newsletter - 27/01/2017

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
Nigeria: Enugu Electricity Distribution Company receives ultimatum from local community - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Bank of Industry launches Solar Energy Fund for MSME development and growth - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Reduced power supply to local communities due to undersized transmission lines - ESI Africa
Guinea Bissau: Organisation of Gambia River Enhancement evaluates feasibility for hydropower plant - ESI Africa
Liberia: Stricter regulations for electricity theft, regarded as economic sabotage - ESI Africa
Cameroon: World Bank approves $325m financing for revamp of power grid - Alternative Energy Africa
East Africa
Kenya: Mombasa Cement looking to construct 36MW wind farm in Kilifi - ESI Africa
Kenya: Hydropower supply have dropped to all time low causing increased energy bills - ESI Africa
Kenya: Olkaria community demand 50% in geothermal power project - ESI Africa
Madagascar: World Bank plans access to energy access and human development - ESI Africa
Uganda: Fenix International doubles off-grid customer base in a year of operation - PV Tech
Tanzania: TPDC intends to build more compressed natural gas stations in Dar Es Salaam - ESI Africa
Rwanda: Centennial Generating Company to invest $10m in scaling up hybrid solar and storage options - The East African
Southern Africa
Zambia: Country to shift to cost-reflective tariff to attract private investment - ESI Africa
South Africa: Inspired Evolution raises $90m out of $250m targeted for second clean energy fund - reNews
South Africa: Waste to Energy power plant operational in Cape Town - ESI Africa
South Africa: Eskom reports new build programme provides excess capacity for country - ESI Africa
South Africa: Rosatom confirms interest in bidding for nuclear power project - ESI Africa
Africa General / Rest of World
UAE: 315kW solar plant inaugurated, generating surplus into DEWA - Alternative Energy Africa
US: Trump replaces climate change and renewable energy goals with fossil fuel consumption aspirations - Renewable Energy World
US: Trumps vows to revive coal industry as China dumps 100GW worth of coal plants - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Excess natural gas reserves turned into geothermal ground loops - Renewable Energy World
France: City of Bordeaux plans $46m geothermal heating facility to be built by ENGIE - Renewable Energy World
Jordan: Funding deal secured for biggest solar plant - Renewable Energy World
World Bank: Launches free solar atlas tool to assist investors - Alternative Energy Africa
African Union forecasts continent's collective GDP growth to be six-fold - Thomson Reuters Zawya
IRENA urges faster decarbonisation through renewable energy project development - Renewable Energy World
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