Weekly Newsletter - 20/05/2016

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
Sierra Leone to participate in UK's Energy Africa campaign - PVTech
Sierra Leone's transition to renewables forces government to eliminate tax - Alternative Energy Africa
NDPHC issues status report of the National Integrated Power Projects in Nigeria - Daily Trust
Nigerian government unable to afford electricity supply from solar resources - ESI Africa
Ghana's electricity generator, Volta River Authority (VRA), will build 700MW coal power plant - ESI Africa
US Trade and Development Agency to provide $704k for 100MW solar project in Ghana - GhanaWeb
French Development Agency and Nigerian commercial bank to provide $100m credit facility - ESI Africa
East Africa
Renewable energy projects aid in Kenya's foreign direct investment rise - Alternative Energy Africa
KenyaPower to install 20 new transformers to stabilise power supply - ESI Africa
Germany grants Rwanda with 13m Euros to support the energy supply - The New Times
Rwanda deemed one of the top ten attractive African countries for investment - The New Times
Inauguration of 26MW methane power plant in Lake Kivu, Rwanda - Engineering News
Stanbic Bank Uganda to facilitate power and infrastructure treaties - ESI Africa
Tanzania: Songas held off on threat of suspending Ubungo power plant - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
Zambia commissions $1.2bn in renewable energy projects - Alternative Energy Africa
NovoMoto to provide energy kiosks and micro-grids in DRC - Alternative Energy Africa
Two-thirds of South African business executives are delaying investment - Engineering News
Italian oil and gas producer, Eni, looks into CSP opportunities in South Africa - CSP Today

Environmental report for the extension of KiPower 400kV power lines for comment - Engineering News
Namibia to look at nuclear opportunity - ESI Africa
Namibia: 27MW solar project kicks off to signify renewable energy market growth - ESI Africa
Cases of theft and vandalism of the electrical network reaches new levels in Zimbabwe - ESI Africa
Webinar: Return on investment for commercial PV - PVTech
BYD and SkyPower to bid with storage for 750MW in India - PVTech
Brazilian public bank enhancing financing options to target mini- and microgeneration - PVTech
Big four utilities in Germany emphasize importance of renewables - PVTech

ENI plan to implement renewable energy in countries in which they operate - Alternative Energy Africa
GrantCo appoints new fund manager, Cardano - Global Trade Review
World Bank to provide $625m towards India's rooftop solar programme - PVTech
Energy storage next investment opportunity with buy-in from Total and Engie - Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Market insight: commercial and progressive geothermal technologies - RenewableEnergy World.Com
Municipal solar and microgrid: a solar PV outlook - RenewableEnergyworld.Com
Caterpillar's new hybrid technology to make an impact in microgrids - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
SE4ALL says integration of independent sectors will achieve 100% access to water and energy - ESI Africa
Plummeting PPA prices and incremental innovation the highlights of the GTM Solar Summit - PVTech
Maine, US, crippled by dismissal of bill replacing electricity credits with long-term solar contracts - PVTech
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development plan to invest $26m in 50MW solar plant, Jordan - PVTech
SteamaCo obtains capital to grow African mini-grid market - ESI Africa
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