Weekly Newsletter - 26/08/2016

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
West Africa
975 MW PPAs signed by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader with a tariff of US$ 0.11/kWh - PV Tech
Nigeria to initiate biomass project to enhance energy efficiency - ESI Africa
JICA to fund solar power worth $9.7 million in Nigeria - ESI Africa
Liberia to invest in 'Growing the National Grid Programme' - ESI Africa
ConocoPhillips planning to sell stake in oil find in Senegal - Reuters

Federal Government of Nigeria does not believe that sole-reliance on gas is a solution - ESI Africa
DRC gets mini-grid solar with Tesla battery solution to pilot - PV Tech
East Africa
IFC issues Kampala-Jinja expressway PIM in Uganda - IJGlobal
Uganda electricity distributor, Umeme, tackles illegal connections - ESI Africa
Rwanda's Green Fund, FONERWA, to push the climate change agenda and green growth - ESI Africa
TCN in Tanzania requires $7.5 billion to build onto existing transmission network - ESI Africa
Construction of liquefied natural gas project worth $30 million in Tanzania gets underway - ESI Africa
Japanese PM set to announce support for geothermal projects in Kenya - Business Daily
Toshiba signs MoU for distribution pilot project in Kenya - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
Zimbabwean transmission and distribution Company (ZEDTC) intensifies efforts to recover debt - Engineering News
National Energy Regulator of South Africa revising 9.4% tariff hike granted to Eskom - Engineering News
Eskom to provide mobile substations in the North West Province in South Africa - ESI Africa
SADC region to invest in developing energy infrastructure - The Sunday Mail
Ingula power station to speed up development for operational date in 2017 - Fin24
Africa General / Rest of World
Japan expresses commitment to investing in geothermal energy in Africa - ESI Africa
Egypt and Saudi Arabia agreement to see interconnection link - ESI Africa
SunEdison bought by Taiwan silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers for $12 per share - Clean Energy Pipeline
India launches 1 GW wind auction to reach 60 GW target - Live Mint
US DoE sets aside $40 m for wave energy test site - Tidal Energy Today
BHP Billiton interested in solar and lithium-ion battery storage pilot system in Australia - RE New Economy
ACWA Power to extend revolver to US$160m - ConstructionWeekOnline.Com
Nuclear energy predominated countries making slower progress in achieving climate change targets - Science Daily
Wilson SolarPower aims to lower generation cost to $50/MWh - CSP Today
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