Weekly Newsletter - 22/4/2016

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
Ghana: Launch of Phase II of 360 MW Asogli CCGT plant - ESI Africa
USAID confident about Electrify Africa Act - ESI Africa
British Minister for Africa visits 200 MW Ivoirian gas plant - ESI Africa
East Africa
Schneider Electric powers Kenyan schools - Alternative Energy Africa
Uganda: SN Power buys out Sithe Global’s stake at Bujagali hydropower - ESI Africa
Solar hybrid mini grids to uplift Tanzanian economy - ESI Africa
Eritrea receives $9m in EU funding for geothermal exploration -
Contractor delays power trade in East Africa - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
Zimbabwe: ZPC to increase coal supply at its Hwange thermal power station - ESI Africa
Progress shown at Batoka Gorge hydropower dam in Zimbabwe - ESI Africa
South Africa: Resilience plan built into Eskom's power system - ESI Africa
South Africa: Top five retailers commit to 100% renewables - ESI Africa
Enel tests Tesla energy storage system in South Africa -
IMF suspends Aid to Mozambique over hidden debt - International Business
South Africa: slower growth in wind sector expected in 2016 - Engineering News

Industrialized nations must lead an exit strategy for fossil fuels  - The Guardian
Danger of wind power being ignored for solar power in India - The Financial Express
ENI ready to invest millions in African renewables - Alternative Energy Africa
Afrobarometer report highlights Africa's electricity challenges - The Conversation
Financing secured for three power plants in Egypt - Alternative Energy Africa
ACWA plans big spend in Egypt - Alternative Energy Africa
Long-term development plans for Africa Power Vision joint venture - ESI Africa
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched 1.5MW solar PV project - ESI Africa
BRICS Bank gives $811m of renewable energy loans -
Climate Investor One secures Power Africa commitment in sub-Saharan Africa - ESI Africa
Hydropower projects face financing challenges -
The role of pumped storage Hydropower in energy storage -
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company signs $250m contract for grid solutions - ESI Africa
GWEC: African wind sector prospects strong - ESI Africa
Comment: Solar cheaper than coal in India -
San Francisco adopts law requiring solar panels on all new buildings - The Guardian
Australia: World’s first Climate Bond certified securitised Green Bond for rooftop solar -
EDF Prepares for Renewable Energy Development in Egypt -
Mercatus report: higher returns in emerging renewable energy markets - ESI Africa
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