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Weekly Newsletter - 01/06/2018

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
Nigeria: Government enter into agreement with ROSATOM for the construction of two nuclear plants, installed capacity of 1.2GW each, and a research centre - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: Lagos state government commences embedded generation project in the hopes of ultimately achieving energy security - ESI Africa      
East Africa
Kenya: 350 companies, linked to corrupt deals and providing kickbacks, have been blacklisted from energy tenders - Alternative Energy Africa
Kenya: Kenya Power commissions a 220/66kV gas insulated switchgear substation, aimed at improving flexibility of the power distribution system - ESI Africa
Kenya: Capital Power secures $720,000, 80% of total surface exploration cost, for the exploration for a 140MW geothermal power project in Homa Bay County - Business Daily
Kenya: Voltalia signs 20 year PPA with Kenya Power for 50MW solar power project in Kopere - ESI Africa
Rwanda: World Wildlife Fund in partnership with pan-African programme to support the marketplace for solar energy in Africa using the most innovative solution - ESI Africa
Rwanda: Minister of Trade and Industry in final stages of announcing new electricity tariff for industrial sector, budgeting the electricity consumption against the number of industries - ESI Africa
Rwanda: 15MW peat power project stopped operations due to flooding, losing approximately $23,000 per month - ESI Africa
Tanzania: ENGIE launches PowerCorner project to electrify rural areas across the country, planning to expand across other countries - Alternative Energy Africa
Ethiopia: Denmark signs $197m loan agreement to finance 100MW Assela wind farm project, contributing towards the country's goal to diversify the energy mix - Renewables Now
Southern Africa
Zimbabwe: Indian government willing to invest $310m as a soft loan towards the rehabilitation of the Hwange Thermal Power Station - Alternative Energy Africa
Zimbabwe: President, alongside the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, explore opportunities for invetsment in key sectors - LinkedIn
Malawi: MAREP continues program to electrify rural clusters, despite challenges in electricity generation - Alternative Energy Africa
South Africa: Minister of Energy provides strategy in achieving target to attract $100bn worth of investment into the country set for the energy sector - ESI Africa
South Africa: National Nuclear Regulator issues public statement confirming that payment of nuclear installation site licence does not ensure authorisation - ESI Africa
Caribbean and Southeast Asia
Jamaica: 51MWp solar PV park reaches financial clsoe, with Proparco and FMO providing seniro debt, contributing to a total investment cost of $64m - The Daily Herald
Jamaica: PCJ launches $40m energy management and efficiency programme aimed to reduce governments energy spend - BN Americas
Carribean region anticipate hurricane season, after not fully recovering from last year's catastrophes, costing up to $95.5bn - San Francisco Chronicle
Anguilla: Government signs MoU with UK to encourage business partnership across areas of tourism, culture, renewable energy and investment opportunities - The Daily Herald
Puerto Rico: IEEFA study demonstrates that the fiscal-recovery plan faces billions in financial risks, hindering the transformation of the grid - Carribean Business
Carribean: UNDP provides theory that innovative fianncing and regional dialogue are central for a thriving economy - UNDP
Southeast Asia: Engie and Schneider Electric invest in the onsite rooftop solar and localised microgrid sector - Forbes  
Africa General / Rest of World
Morocco: 26kW solar off-grid hybrid system, coupled with batteries and diesel generation assist in providing better living conditions in fisher's village - Alternative Energy Africa
China: Prices for solar PV products continue to decline in the first quarter of 2018, due to softness of market demand - Renewable Energy World
AfDB collaborate on Desert to Power Program for solar projects by funding high impact private and PPP instructure projects - Alternative Energy Africa
AfDB leads formation of Africa Financial Alliance for Climate Change, aimed to mobilize climate finance to a scale that meets with Africa's needs - Alternative Energy Africa

World Bank Group study reflects $160trillion in welath lost due to differences in lifetime earnings between men and women - Engineering News
UK: New initiative launched to boost number of women at senior levels and middle management in UK energy industry - Renewable Energy World
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