Weekly Newsletter - 21/10/2016

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
Meet REPP in Marakech at COP 22 from 7th - 11th November 2016
West Africa
Nigeria: World Bank earmarked $2bn for power sector once related sectoral issues resolved - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Large investment made to extend the meter rollout initiative by the Abuja distribution company - ESI Africa
Nigeria: NNPC planning on venturing into biofuels - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: Waste to energy generation concluded for implementation in the near future - ESI Africa
Liberia: Akon Lighting Africa initiative, with Tikkun Olam and Bridge Partnership Schools, to launch initiative - ESI Africa
Senegal: Isolated Sahel and Littoral regions to benefit from the Solar Village Project - ESI Africa
East Africa
Kenya: Economic growth causes power demand to exceed 1.6GW - Business Daily
Kenya: Lake Turkana 132MW wind farm ready for operation by the end of this month - Business Daily
Kenya: Geothermal power plant shutdown causes country to rely on expensive diesel for past month - Business Daily
Kenya: Ketraco to extend transmission line network to connect with South African Power Pool - ESI Africa

Kenya & Tanzania: Energy 4 Impact funds, awarded by US govt, set to benefit women - Alternative Energy Africa
Tanzania: Mtwara gas pipeline expected to extend from 30 to 90 years - ESI Africa

DRC: Constitutional Court approves electoral commission's petition to delay presidential election - Reuters Africa
Ethiopia: Government cracks down on protests - The Economist
Uganda: President vows to lower electricity tariff for manufacturers from $0.11c/kWh to $0.05c/kWh - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
Zimbabwe: Eskom and the Hydro Cahora Bassa request for Zesa Holdings to clear debt by December - ESI Africa
Zimbabwe: Government releases $35m guarantee to Eskom for back-up imports - ESI Africa
Mozambique: New energy minister appointed head of gas deal - Engineering News
South Africa: Minister of International Relations submits notification of withdrawal from UN International Criminal Court - the guardian
South Africa: SAWEA requests  NERSA to fine Eskom for refusing to sign PPAs with preferred bidders - Engineering News
Swaziland: Dry dam results in 100% importation of electricity from South Africa - ESI Africa
Africa General / Rest of World
Africa: REN21 global status report on renewables - REN21
Africa: USADF and GE Africa set to improve gender inequality and energy poverty through the Women and Energy Challenge - Renewable Energy World
Africa: BRICS are $51bn short of achieving annual investment in clean energy projects - ESI Africa
Africa: AfDB to increase annual climate financing to $5bn by 2020 - Engineering News
Africa: Green Climate Fund to anchor $78m for renewable energy access in Africa, managed by Deutsche Bank - SeeNews Renewables
Africa: Continent seen at the forefront of developing low-carbon and climate-smart solutions - Climate Investment Fund 
Jordan: One of the countries benefiting from the $378m fund for green projects supported by ERBD - The Jordan Times
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