Weekly Newsletter - 10/03/2017

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
Benin, Niger, Nigeria and Chad: EU to invest a potential $4.2bn in 1.7GW across countries - PV Tech 
Nigeria: NAPTIN plan to establish a national climate innovation centre with technology firm, Tido Tech - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Eta-Zuma to invest $6bn in a coal power plant to boost country's supply by 1200MW - ESI Africa
Burkina Faso: EREN RE and partner AEMP sign 15 year PPA with Essakane SA for 15MWp solar farm - ESI Africa
Mali: Segou solar plant, 33MW, to be funded by AfDB, $25m - Engineering News
East Africa
Kenya: Decommissioning of three thermal power plants caused a drop in KenGen's net profit by 18.34% - ESI Africa
Kenya: Green Mini Grid facility programme funded by DfID and implemented by AFD - Green Mini Grid
Kenya: Electricity imports from Uganda were used to mitigate shortfalls during drought - Business Daily 
Tanzania: Simusolar launched crowdfunding facility through Kiva for fishing communities - Alternative Energy Africa
Southern Africa
Zambia: Neoen S.A.S finalises the PPA under the scaling solar programme in 2016 - Alternative Energy Africa
Zimbabwe: Coal production on the decline - ESI Africa
South Africa: Aquion Energy Inc. to install off-grid 10kW micro-grid solar array at Kruger National Park - Alternative Energy Africa
South Africa: Second 500MVA transformer at the Ngwedi substation allows for flexibility in Rustenburg area - ESI Africa
Africa General / Rest of World
sub-Saharan Africa: Azuri Technologies secures $5m debt facility - Alternative Energy Africa
African challenges to African development - Alternative Energy Africa
Achieving sustainable development through local currency financing - Agenda for internal development (A-id)
Europe: Can public procurement be used as leverage to drive smart city solutions? - Osbourne Clarke
Australia: Citizens investing $16.9m on solar installations following statewide blackouts - PV Tech
India: Reaches an installed solar capacity of 9.57GW by February 2017 - PV Tech
India: Regulator to reduce floor price of solar renewable energy certificates from $52 to $15 - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
France: Government announces award of large-scale solar (534 MW) at a $65.9/MWh tariff - PV Magazine
US and Canada: Taaleri plans to launch wind power projects valued at $600m - CTBR Green power Solar
Philippines: 10.6MW Pulanai hydropower plant attacked - Renewable Energy World
Chile: SolarReserve receives environmental approval for 450MW baseload project - Business Wire
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