Weekly Newsletter - 31/08/2018

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Please find below this week's summary of renewable and related energy news for Africa and beyond.
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The Camco Team
West Africa
Nigeria: Mainstream Enery Solutions Ltd., in partnership with Engie de France, to begin building a 500MW solar power plant as well as increase capacity of Kainji plant - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: Analysis, presented by RMI and NESG, demonstrate cost effective solution for rural household electrification can be found in mini-grids, generating a potential of N2.8 trillion - ESI Africa
Ghana: Institute of Economic Affairs urges completion of Public Private Partnerhsip Bill of 2016 to help leverage funds from private sector - ESI Africa
East Africa
Ethiopia: Government replacing METEC from Grand Renaissance dam project, due to numerous delays encountered in the $4m project - Alternative Energy Africa
Ethiopia: USTDA awards grant for feasibility study supporting the development of 520MW Tulu Moye Geothermal project in the main Ethiopian Rift - ESI Africa
Rwanda: Symbion Power secures rights to develop two dissolved biogas projects, installed capacity of 25MW, using methane gas from Lake Kivu - ESI Africa
Uganda: Government receives loan from ADB and grants from the EU-AITF towards the rural electricity access project - ESI Africa
Tanzania and Uganda: Agreement signed for the construction of a trans-border natural gas pipeline meant for supply to industrial and domestic sectors - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
Botswana: Sese coal power plant increases capacity to 500MW, using coal sourced from Canadian First Quantum Minerals - Alternative Energy Africa
Mozambique: 106MW combined-cycle gas power plant ready for operation, with a total project cost of $180m, 92% of which is financed by JICA - Alternative Energy Africa
Mozambique: USTDA awards grant to WHN Solar for development of feasibility study for 100MW solar power plant in Nacala region - ESI Africa
Namibia: AfDB signs $217.8m loan agreement with Government to finance the second phase of EGCSP, aimed to stregthen public financial management - ESI Africa
South Africa: Eskom's vertically integrated utility model no longer "fit for purpose" or financially sustainable - Engineering News
South Africa: Energy Minister releases updated IRP 2018 for public comment, with no new nuclear or new coal targets - Engineering News
Zimbabwe: Government re-bundles ZESA in an attempt to impact tariff positively - ESI Africa
Caribbean and Southeast Asia
Barbados: Economy restored as a result of Government's Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan, attracting interest from financiers - Caribbean360
Caribbean: Climate-Smart Accelerator to encompass projects and initiatives covering climate resilience, renewable, energy and development of sustainable cities, jobs and transportation - BusinessGreen
Puerto Rico: Prepa release preliminary draft IRP, featuring heavy reliance on natural gas, using various options of facilities across the country, facility investment cost totalling $1bn - Caribbean News
Vietnam: Thai investors increase their investment in the renewable energy sector, aimed to diversify thier operations - Vietnamnet
ADB calculates economic impact of unabated greenhouse gas emissions at 11% of Southeast Asia GDP by the end of the century - Asia Times
Africa General / Rest of World
 AfDB, the Nordic Fund and other partners grant $58m to support the off-grid energy access fund (OGEF), aimed to provide flexible debt instruments in Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria and Zambia - AfDB Press Release
Morocco: EnergyWeek to take place from the 14th-15th November in Marrakech to explore opportunities in gas and renewable energy project development - Alternative Energy Africa
Egypt: EEHC to conclude construction contract for coal power plant, installed capacity of 6GW, at cost of $.4bn - Alternative Energy Africa
Africa: RisCura releases report, highlighting consumer and business spending expected to reach $6.7 trillion - ESI Africa
US: California acheives 13% reduction in emissions from their peak in 2004, while growing the economy by 26% - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Corporates have already purchased 7.2GW of clean energy globally, signing long-term contracts - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
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