Weekly Newsletter - 09/09/2016

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
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission set to deploy renewable energy projects - ESI Africa
40% of the National Nigerian Pension Commission invested in infrastructure - IJGlobal
Matadi bulk fuel storage to supply high quality fuel to DRC and surrounding regions - Renewable Energy World
Touba Solar Rama raises funds for solar homes in Senegal - Alternative Energy Africa
Ghana government to settle electricity debts within the next five years - ESI Africa
Ghana's Eurobond to hinge on IMF nod of approval - GhnNews

Mauritanian village to have access to hybrid solar and storage for off-grid applications - Alternative Energy Africa
Benin to receive additional capacity to the grid from Aggreko's 100MW natural gas substitution - ESI Africa 

East Africa
Loan from DFIs totalling in $470 million to assist in rural electrification in Tanzania - Engineering News
Windlab concludes contract to develop large-scale wind farm in Kenya - ESI Africa
Kenya Power to spend $217 million on the upgrade of the national electricity grid - ESI Africa
Kenya's KNEB has signed MoU's with three South Korean nuclear power associations - ESI Africa
Centum to develop 23MW solar power plant in Kilifi County in Kenya - Business Daily
Ugandan off-grid communities to have electricity access for free - ESI Africa
Uganda government urges Bujagali project to reduce tariff by 57%, lowering end-user tariff - The East African
Uganda to commission 100MW solar plant with a tariff of $0.11 per kWh in Soroti District - ESI Africa
EAPP strengthens transmission network amongst member countries - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
NamPower faces budget cuts as tariff hike is rejected by Namibian Electricity Control Board - ESI Africa
AFC commits $3million to 300MW coal-fired power project in Mozambique - Engineering News
Swaziland  Electricity Commission signs MoU for development of 200MW hydro project - ESI Africa 
South Africa to continue with IPP programme, despite Eskom efforts - Engineering News
Eskom committed to signing PPAs under REI4P in South Africa - Engineering News
Eskom's Ingula unit 1 pumped storage enters commercial operation - Engineering News
Doubts arise about La Nina replenishing hydro stores in SADC region - Renewable Energy World
Zambian government advised by World Bank to stop power and fuel subsidises - Engineering News
Africa General / Rest of World
JICA and AfDB jointly target $3 billion for private sector investment in Africa - IJGlobal
Sunseap wins first utility scale 10MW solar PV plant in Cambodia - PV Tech
France plans tender for 3GW solar plant by 2020 - Renewable Energy World
IFC and Canadian government to invest in three biomass plants in the Philippines - Renewable Energy World
Greece to run a pilot tender for solar projects in support of renewable energy law - Renewable Energy World
Burbridge Capital's East African Financial Review - Burbridge Capital
Engie SA and Kawisafi Ventures investing in off-grid solar implementation - Bloomberg Markets
Solar determined the lowest CAPEX amongst all electricity technologies - PV Tech 
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