Weekly Newsletter - 24/06/2016

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
PEG, raises additional $4.3m to continue expansion of grid in Ghana - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
ECG disconnects consumers nationwide in Ghana due to unpaid bills - ESI Africa
Consistent power in Nigeria prove to surviving under Boko Haraam attacks - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Century Power to augment Nigeria's electricity capacity by 500MW - ESI Africa
Africa Finance Corporation and Harith merge assets worth US$3.3bn - AFC press release
Lekela Power buys rights to 158MW Taiba N'daiye wind power project - SeeNews Renewables
East Africa
KfW, to provide $24m in concessional loans to Ugandan government for expansion of grid - ESI Africa
In Uganda, EAC launches renewable energy and energy efficiency center - ESI Africa
KenyaPower undertakes surveillance on new connections versus verified connections - ESI Africa
Promotion of geothermal investment at African Union forum in Ethiopia - ESI Africa
Rural electrification programme in Tanzania receives $200m from World Bank - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
Neoen SAS and First Solar win bid for 47.5MW solar PV plant in Zambia - ESI Africa
Zambian mining industry interested in solar power versus diesel gensets - ESI Africa
Kariba South hydropower station nears completion of expansion in Zimbabwe - ESI Africa
enableAfrica programme set to facilitate capacity development in infrastructural planning - ESI Africa
REEEP and Swedish government raise funding for off-grid electrification fund in Zambia - IJGlobal
SADC's two day workshop provides solutions to energy and water crisis in southern region - ESI Africa
Solar PV growth in South Africa to grow between 1,760 GW and 2,500 GW by 2030 - Engineering News
Brexit result prompts renewed calls for low-carbon investment certainty - PV Tech
Denham Capital and Greenwish partner up to build 600MW of renewable energy projects across SSA - Engineering News
$117.5m equity funding deal to support Lekela Power to support 1,300MW project development across Africa - Engineering News
Zawia Dual Power Station Unit provides 200MW to national grid in Libya - ESI Africa
Yingli modifies loan agreements after manufacture defaults  - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Al Sisi, Egyptian president, and GE's CEO, Jeff Immelt, drives power sector forward - ESI Africa
Are 'carbon free' power stations less expensive? - EE Publishers
Canadian Solar and Flextronics working together on developing 360MW module factory - PV Tech
Canadian Solar invests $23m in developing module factory in Brazil - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Australia's government plans reallocation of $745m from Clean Energy Finance Corporation - PV Tech
US incentive programme for geothermal and hydropower goes ahead - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
IFC and CDC pull out of Egyptian solar feed-in tariff - IJGlobal
New compensation rates for renewables in Germany - Deutsche Welle
Tesla offers to acquire SolarCity, giving shareholders a premium of 21-30% - PV Tech
Solarcentury wins 170MW solar tender from JinkoSolar in Mexico - PV Tech
Masdar develops largest PV-diesel hybrid system in North Africa - ESI Africa
24 solar PV plants sign PPAs under the South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company - ESI Africa
SunEdison CEO resigns all positions with immediate effect - PV Tech
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