Weekly Newsletter - 11/11/2016

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
Join REPP in Marakech at COP 22 for our side events at the IETA Business Hub, in Blue Zone
West Africa
EDF and Off-Grid Electric offering solar power solutions to rural communities - EDF
Nigeria: Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company to establish a meter manufacturing plant - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Three solar power developments to drive the renewables target of 75% - ESI Africa 
Nigeria: Lack of oil drives institutions towards alternative power solutions - ESI Africa
Ghana: SADA signs MoU with ENI to explore renewable energy opportunities in northern region - Graphic Online
Benin: APR Energy signs contract with Ministry to provide 50MW from fuel-flexible aeroderative gas turbines - Engineering News
East Africa
Rwanda: Plans to increase capacity of national grid to 563 MW by 2018 - ESI Africa
Rwanda: International and local firms sought to fund 80MW peat-to-power project - Alternative Energy Africa
Tanzania: Power Corner Tanzania targets rural electrification of 40,000 households by 2020 - Alternative Energy Africa
Ethiopia: State of emergency continues as each ethnic group fights for representation - The Conversation
Kenya: Kenya Power increases electricity access rate to 60% nationwide - Business Daily
Kenya: The Energy Regulator Commission withholds license for coal fired power plant - Business Daily
Uganda: Umeme shares to be sold off  at 14.3% per share by Actis - Business Daily
South Korea pledges $155m to concessional loans for development projects in East Africa - The East African 
Southern Africa
South Africa: Windaba event reaffirms confidence in continued support from Eskom - Engineering News
South Africa: Eskom looking for new industrial connections due to generation surplus - Engineering News
South Africa: South African Renewable Energy Council has concerns over IPP delay - Engineering News
Africa General / Rest of World
Africa: SAPP orders SADC to fix different energy regulations - ESI Africa
Africa: AfDB signs $6.6m deal with France to implement the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative - ESI Africa
COP 22 welcomes Morocco's green bonds for renewables - ESI Africa
COP 22: What the talks in Marakech are aimed at achieving - Renewable Energy World
Australia: Ratifies Paris climate agreement - Sky News
China: Severe curtailment of solar capacity reduces solar target for 2020 - PV Tech
France: Contracts awarded for 48MW floating wind developments - SeeNews Renewables
China and Japan: Scale back subsidies to constrain boom in renewable energy installations - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
US: Regardless of who is elected, US energy sector will remain unchanged - PV Tech
World Bank raises $500m in green bonds for global climate action - The World Bank Treasury
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