Weekly Newsletter - 06/07/2018

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 attending the Africa Energy Forum
West Africa
Cote d'Ivoire: Top cocoa producer to build between 60 and 70 MW biomass power plant in Divo region, supported by USTDA - Alternative Energy Africa
West Africa: ECOWAS to invest $200m, aimed at enhancing sustainable electricity access through solar in 19 countries - Alternative Energy Africa
Ghana: Redavia to commission 336kWp solar farm at Red Sea Housing Services biggest manufacturing facility - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: 23 small modules of nuclear reactors to be distributed in power stations in the most remote areas - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: World Bank, AfDB, JICA, and the French Development Agency have raised $1.6m for the implementation of the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme - ESI Africa
Nigeria: GE to collaborate with NDPHC on the development of an end-to-end power intervention, boosting the country's power supply - ESI Africa
East Africa
Kenya: Azuri Technologies raised $20m from private investors and the European Commission to electrify 150,000 households - Alternative Energy Africa
Kenya: GMG Facility aims to connect 14,000 households and businesses to mini-grids by end 2018 - ESI Africa
Ethiopia: GE, in collaboration with Solar Tech, commission a scalable microgrid system to provide power to 1,500 inhabitants - ESI Africa
Ethiopia: AFD approves $9m grant towards development of the Tendaho geothermal project, enabling drilling activities - ESI Africa
Madagascar: Lemur Holdings awarded a 30-year concession agreement to build, own, operate and supply a 60MW power plant - ESI Africa
Uganda and Mozambique: IFC provided $76m and EAIF provides a $7m grant towards the 40MW Central Solar de Mocuba project - ESI Africa
Tanzania: Government to defend multi-billion 2,100MW power project, situated along Rufiji River, to Unesco at the World Heritage Committee meeting - ESI Africa 
Southern Africa
Zimbabwe: Hwange Thermal Power Station expansion to rise to 1,520MW, guaranteeing adequate power supply - ESI Africa
South Africa: Eskom and KfW sign $100m loan facility to support grid integration of renewable energy IPP projects with signed PPAs - ESI Africa
South Africa: Eskom continues initiative to interrupt power supply in areas that are in breach of payment - ESI Africa
Caribbean and Southeast Asia
Vietnam: Standard Chartered forced from financial consortium on coal plant, Nghi Son 2, after NGOs revealed breach of pollution standards - Asia Times
ADB will need to secure more funding, outside of $640bn, in order to bring solutions needed to fight or adapt to climate change - Eco-Business
Waste-to-Energy Industry Key Manufacturers Analysis Report - Financial Reporting
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's willingness to invest in coal demonstrates divide between Eastern and Western Asia economies - Asia Times
Cost Rica: MPC Carribean Clean Energy Fund and ANSA McAL Limited acquire 21MW windpark Tilawind - Markets Insider
$50m UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund training programme boosts renewable energy development capacity in Pacific Islands - PV Magazine
ALIDE, international organisation representing development banking in Latin America and Carribean, is hosted by EIB to strengthen cooperation - BN Americas
Africa General / Rest of World
US, Canada, Japan: Innovative technology arisen in nuclear power to combine nuclear power with renewables, particularly wind and solar - Alternative Energy Africa
India: 28MWp utility scale solar power project to be financed by GuarantCo and supported by UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands and Australian governments - Alternative Energy Africa
Egypt: National development plan to increase length of distribution and transmission network to 6174km by 2025 - Alternative Energy Africa
Morocco: Acwa Power built 120MW wind farm, with a project cost of $180m, towards increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix - Alternative Energy Africa
Renewable Energy Investment Market 2018 - True Industry News
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