Weekly Newsletter - 14/10/2016

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
Cote d'Ivoire: Economic growth of 9% has caused power sector to be open to competition - Engineering News
Nigeria: NERC approves regulation allowing distribution companies licence to use mini-grids - PV Tech
Ghana: USTDA awards two grants to energy companies, thus adding 70MW to the national grid - EleQtra
East Africa
Burundi: UN releases report warning of genocide after government withdraws from International Criminal Court - BBC News
DRC: National stability at risk after postponement of presidential polls - The East African
Ethiopia: State of emergency declared, as unrest threatens nations stability - Reuters Africa
Ethiopia: Government plans to reform the electoral system after months of unrest - The East African
Ethiopia: Economic growth after governmental spend on infrastructure might overcome Kenya's standing - Business Daily
Kenya: Thermal generation has lowered since last thus reducing costs - ESI Africa
Kenya: National target to increase capacity by 5GW by 2017 is unlikely - The East African
Kenya: Rural sector taking advantage of cheaply priced solar home systems - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Uganda: FMO secures senior debt financing for the Tororo solar PV plant - Engineering News
Uganda: Government uses credit financing from Islamic Development Bank to scale MVP || programme - Alternative Energy Africa
Tanzania: Secures $259m from AfDB and JICA for high voltage link with Kenyan grid - Engineering News
Southern Africa
Zambia: Kariba dam wall to commence rehabilitation in 2017 - Engineering News
Mozambique: Sasol is refinancing $200m of debt for it's CTRG gas-fired power plant - IJGlobal
South Africa: Thabametsi selected as a preferred bidder at R797 and R809/MWh for coal-based IPPPP - ESI Africa
South Africa: Plans to procure 3,726 MW from gas with ports on along the south and east coasts - IJGlobal
South Africa: Eskom confident of fund raising for nuclear build programme - Engineering News
Namibia: NamPower's power generation capacity has increased by 15 MW - ESI Africa
Namibia: GIZ collaborates with Training Agency to provide renewable energy installation skills - ESI Africa
Namibia: Arandis Solar signs land lease to begin development of 3.4MW power plant - ESI Africa
Africa General / Rest of World
Egypt: Eni and Egyptian government determined to bring about sustainable energy mix - Alternative Energy Africa
Africa: AfDB launches mini-grid help desk to drive energy access - ESI Africa

Slowed down involvement from Asia results in low clean energy investment in Q3 - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
GE to acquire LM Wind, a turbine manufacturer, for $1.65bn - Engineering News

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