Weekly Newsletter - 07/04/2017

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
Nigeria: Government to build 2-MW multi-fuel power plant in each of the country's 18 regions - ESI Africa
Nigeria: $16.7m Solar Nigeria Program unveiled to help fund solar projects - Alternative Energy
Senegal: SgurrEnergy chosen to advise on 10 solar projects in country - CBTR
Ghana: Power sector struggles to maintain supply due to lack of fuel and rainfall - OilVoice 
East Africa
Kenya: Low water levels from lack of rainfall causing tariff hike - ESI Africa
Kenya: With half of country's counties affected by drought it's solar power to the rescue - Alternative Energy
Kenya: To meet its 2030 goals, country needs renewable energy - Alternative Energy
Kenya: Green bonds programme kicked-off strongly with backing from development finance - Climate Bonds
Tanzania: Government agrees to purchase 400 MW from Ethiopia - Alternative Energy
Tanzania: Access to electricity doubled in last decade - Alternative Energy
Tanzania: Energy minister unveils plans for 80MW hydropower plant - ESI Africa
Kenya: A look at the positive local financial impacts of mini-grids on rural communities - Business Daily
Southern Africa
Malawi: Government launches rural electrification program from schools, clinics and homes - ESI Africa
Malawi: Half of country's electricity down to repair hydro plants - ESI Africa
Botswana: Botswana Power Corp and Eskom sign 3-year PPA - ESI Africa
South Africa: S&P downgrades country's sovereign credit to junk status - ESI Africa
Zambia, Zimbabwe: Country's seeking investors for $440m for hydro project - Alternative Energy 
Zambia: Enel Green Power signs 25-year PPA agreement with ZESCO - PV Tech
Africa General / Rest of World
US: President Trump chooses 75,000 coal jobs over 3 million green energy jobs - Renewable Energy World
Min-Grids & Off-Grids: 2017 Q1 Outlook for mini-grid and off-grid markets - Business Daily
Renewable energy could be cheaper than fossil-fuels by 2026 - ESI Africa
Morocco: King Mohammed VI of Morocco announces fourth Noor solar project - Alternative Energy
Egypt: Tender launched by NREA for 250MW wind farm - Alternative Energy
Gamesa / Siemens: Wind power giants merger effective this week - Alternative Energy
Energy Storage: Scientists discover energy storage in chemical bonds - Renewable Energy World 
Facebook & Microsoft: Tech firms investing in microgrids across the world - Renewable Energy World
China: Wind power investment in decline for first time - Renewable Energy World
Cautionary Tale: Impact investors warns over hype of energy access - Next Billion
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