Weekly Newsletter - 03/03/2017

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
West Africa
Gambia: AfDB approves $995,000 grant through Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Development of gas industrial park to the value of $20bn in Niger Delta region - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Planes Group to co-develop three 100MW solar PV plants in Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: Federal government to inaugurate the first African sovereign bonds - ESI Africa
Ghana: IMF expects government to ask for an extension to the current $918m credit facility - ESI Africa
Ghana: Heavily indebted energy sector, $2.4bn, of which $800m owed to local banks, to threaten stability - ESI Africa
Ghana: Siemens launches oil and gas training program to cover local energy demands - Alternative Energy Africa
East Africa
Tanzania: Government to refuse work permits to companies failing to implement phase III of REA project - ESI Africa
Tanzania: Credit line of $12m from AFD for SMEs  with projects related to renewable energy - Alternative Energy Africa
Kenya: Geothermal power accessories provided through official development assistance by JICA - ESI Africa
Kenya: Exaggerated demand growth doesn't meet with least cost power development plan - Daily Nation
Kenya: ERC approves construction of coal-fired power plant in Lamu - Business Daily
Uganda: UEGCL signs MoU with Npower company for development of renewable energy projects - Alternative Energy Africa
Southern Africa
Zambia: Solar powered milling plants procured under loan from China Development Bank provide jobs for locals - ESI Africa
Mozambique: Government plans on bringing four power stations with an overall capacity of 230MW online - Alternative Energy Africa
Botswana: 100MW coal bed methane power plant planning to be developed in Lesedi - ESI Africa
Namibia: Country's electricity imports exceeded exports by N$26bn - ESI Africa
SADC region: Intends to increase electricity generation capacity by 30 GW in the next five years - ESI Africa
South Africa: Eskom highlights increased access to electricity to 90.3% in 2016 - ESI Africa
South Africa: Khobab wind farm achieves exceeding 40% of projects total value in local content commitments - ESI Africa
Africa General / Rest of World
Eastern and Southern Africa: Famine warning issued after severe drought experienced during 2016 - robertscribbler
Africa: Marked increase in private equity investment value during 2016 - ESI Africa
Middle East and Africa: Negotiating corporate PPAs - Renewable Energy World
World Bank: Releases scores on sustainable energy policies in 111 countries - IISD SDG Knowledge Hub
World Bank: Energy storage to open doors to clean energy solutions in emerging markets - IBRD - IDA
US: Environmental regulation during Trump's reign - Renewable Energy World
Australia: National Australia Bank the first national bank to issue public offshore green bond, EUR 500m - nab
UK: Banks Renewables completes financing of £210m for three projects - WIND POWER Monthly
Spain to spend $633m annually to renewable and cogeneration power plants - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Abu Dhabi: JinkoSolar and Marubeni Corporation enter into PPA for solar PV power project - PRNewswire
Actis commits $525m for Latin American platform - PV Tech
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