Weekly Newsletter - 19/08/2016

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
Distribution company in Ekiti State, Nigeria to improve services - ESI Africa
World Bank to assist in improvement of Liberia's power generation capacity - ESI Africa
Masdar surpasses 50% development of 16MW Mauritania solar project - PV Tech
Scatec Solar acquires a 100MW solar plant in Nigeria - PV Magazine
East Africa
Kenyan government planning on revival of obsolete petroleum refinery - Engineering News
Kenya to install 23 solar mini-grids to power the isolated North - Renewable Energy World
World Bank to invest $209m in Tanzanian rural electrification expansion programme - ESI Africa
Kibo Mining rallies Norton Rose to negotiate PPA of coal-to-power plant in Tanzania - Engineering News
Southern Africa
Angola commits to put 800MW of renewable energy by 2025 target - Clean Energy Finance Forum
Loeriesfontein wind farm in the Northern Cape almost ready to begin generating power to grid - Engineering News
UK government's Propserity Fund to look at investing in developing energy sector in South Africa - ESI Africa

SMA closes Cape Town factory in South Africa due to governmental noncommittance - Times Live
Grid issues prempt caution in signing new renewable energy project PPAs in South Africa - PV Tech
North Africa
Scatec solar re-negotiating terms of PPAs to keep Egypt solar scheme - PV Tech
TBEA to build two 500MW solar power plants in Egypt - PV Tech
Africa General / Rest of World
UK's largest hedge fund making a strategic push into renewable energy - Power Engineering
Financial close reached on £900m invested in Tees biomass combined heat power plant in England - Macquarie
USTDA set to expand investment in renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa, specifcally West Africa - ESI Africa
Impact investing to become intrinsic to investment in renewable energy projects - Renewable Energy World
China encourages production of electric vehicles to tighten emission reductions - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Greece approves new renewable energy law to run solar PV pilot tender - Renewable Energy World
Solar contributes 6% to Chile's renewable energy auction - PV Tech
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