Weekly Newsletter - 17/03/2017

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
REPP will be unable to publish a newsletter for 24/03/2017
West Africa
Ghana: GE to provide 200MW combined-cycle power plant to national grid - ESI Africa
Burkina Faso: USTDA awards grant for feasibility studies on two solar power projects - Alternative Energy Africa
Mali: Climate Investment Fund and IFC to contribute to Segou power plant - Alternative Energy Africa
Benin: Government plans to increase generation capacity by 600MW thermal plants by 2021 - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: Senate debates allocation of $30m toward solar project development in 2017 budget - Alternative Energy Africa
Algeria: Solar tender planned to be launched late-March or Early-April for 4.025 GW - Alternative Energy Africa
Algeria: EU-Algeria Association Council signs Eur40m package for development of renewable energy - European Commission Press Release
East Africa
Tanzania: Energy 4 Impact supports the roll out of solar power irrigation kits boosting agricultural production - Alternative Energy Africa
Uganda: UEDCL takes over management of distribution network due to high cost of delivery - ESI Africa
Uganda: Viddullanka PLC to commission completed 6.5MW hydropower plant - ESI Africa
Kenya: Once operational Ndula hydropower plant to serve as museum for students and the public - ESI Africa
Kenya: Azuri technologies raises Sh12m through crowdfunding to expand solar home systems business - Business Daily
Kenya: DOB Equity targets rolling out of solar investments across the region - Business Daily
Rwanda: 80MW peat-to-power project in Mamba sector reaches financial close - Engineering News
Southern Africa
Zimbabwe: Energy Minister negotiates new deal to continue importing power from South Africa - Engineering News
South Africa: Kusile power station in the final stages of the combustion customisation phase - ESI Africa
South Africa: Eskom to initiate trigger governmental support through Regulatory Clearing Account - Engineering News
South Africa: Eskom signs MoU with CDC for possible Thyspunt nuclear build - Engineering News
Africa General / Rest of World
Jordan: ET Solutions AG begins construction on 60.9 MW solar power plant - Alternative Energy Africa
Germany: Innovative identification for inhibitors of biogas substrates - Alternative Energy Africa
UK: Government reports on positive role of biomass in attempt to decarbonize power - Renewable Energy world
US: Trump budget identifies climate change programs as waste - The Guardian
US: Why corporations are buying into wind projects - Renewable Energy World
Finland: Forum launches lithium-ion battery storage technology paired with 2MW biomass power project - Renewable Energy World
Engie issues second green bond worth $1.6bn, split into two tranches used to finance renewable energy projects - PV Tech
EDF Renewable Energy launches distributed solar and energy storage unit - PV Tech
Biggest energy challenges facing humanity - BBC News
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