Weekly Newsletter - 24/08/2018

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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: AfDB to fund transmission line between Benin, Nigeria, Niger and Burkina-Faso. Alternative Energy Africa.
Ghana: Government assures citizens of transparency in controversial $1.375 billion AMERI power plant. Energy Ghana.  

Burkina Faso: Islamic Development Bank to fund entire expansion of the electricity network over 18 months. Alternative Energy Africa
East Africa
Ethiopia: Government considering a tariff increase to counter decreased revenue. Alternative Energy Africa. 
Ethiopia: First waste to energy plant in Africa worth $100 million to be developed. Expected to generate 185 GWh annually from 1400 tonnes of daily waste. Ethiopia news energy.
Kenya: Government considering termination of expensive Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in a bid to bring down the cost of power. The star
Southern Africa
Zambia: Enel Green Power starts the construction of a 34MW solar plant in Zambia expected to be completed in Q1 of 2019, under the IFC Scaling Solar program. The voice of renewables
South Africa: Fund manager AIIM (Africa Infrastructure Investment Management) obtains majority position in portfolio of wind and solar projects in South Africa. The projects were awarded under round 4 of REIPPP. PV tech
Namibia: Launches two solar plants worth $21 million under the interim Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff programme. Engineering news

South Africa: Eskom begins interactions with stakeholders in preparation for “Strategy 2035”.  Engineering news
South Africa: Feasibility studies to convert coal plant to gas kick off. Engineering news.
Caribbean and Southeast Asia
Dominican Republic: 10,000 households, in the Dominican republic to benefit from new 25 MW PV project developed by Emerald Solar Energy. Renewable energy Caribbean
Vietnam: Set to receive new 50 MW plant within 9 months after approval by a provincial government. Vietnam energy
Philippines: Consumer group urges government to bring an end to the Feed-in-Tariff to curb inflation. Power Philippines.

The Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF) being developed to allow energy service customers in the Caribbean to gain access to credit for SMEs. Caricom today.
Africa General / Rest of World
 Africa and th Middle East will record a 170% growth in Solar by the end of 2018 with levelized cost expected to drop by 30%. Renewables now.
America to scale down the Clean Power Plan giving leeway to coal. Business green.
Australian government goes back on its plans to set new emissions target in line with the Paris Agreement. Independent 
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