Weekly Newsletter - 22/06/2018

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
REPP will be attending the Africa Energy Forum
West Africa
Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB to support ZECI raise funding, targeting $28m, for a local currency loan provision to accelerate rural electrification - Alternative Energy Africa
Cote d'Ivoire: Korhogo Solaire 25MW solar PV power plant to be built by Nova Power, at a cost of $40m - Aternative Energy Africa
Burkina Faso: Government signs cooperation agreement with Morocco to accelerate the integration of renewable energy into their primary energy mix, aiming to install 100MW of solar - Alternative Energy Africa
US Power Africa Initiative financially backs Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA to build $1bn of renewable energy projects in the ECOWAS region - Renewable Energy World      
East Africa
Kenya: Olkaria 40% complete, 168MW to be complete by June 2019 - Alternative Energy Africa
Kenya: US senator calls for AfDB not to fund the Lamu Coal Power Plant - ESI Africa
Kenya: Kenya Power set aside $19m to finance projects aimed at strengthening the distribution network in the North Rift region - ESI Africa
Ethiopia and Egypt: Negotiations on how to conduct a study of the infrastructure impact on water supply is close to being settled - Alternative Energy Africa
Uganda: AfDB approved a $62m concessional loan to finance the Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project to improve health and productivity across 10 towns - ESI Africa
Uganda: Power Africa Uganda Accelerator provides $500,000 in funding for the off-grid expansion programme and upskilling - ESI Africa
Madagascar: World Bank approves an IDA credit of $40m to ensure full implementation of the Performance Improvement Plan of JIRAMA - ESI Africa
Tanzania: Total plans to diversify into developing renewable energy with a strategic focus on solar energy and bio-energies - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland: BBOXX, partners with DC GO, intending to target teh off-grid market in both rural and urban environments - Alternative Energy Africa
South Africa: Eskom granted ZAR32bn by NERSA for the settlement of the Regulatory Clearing Account, to be recovered from consumers - ESI Africa
Namibia: SunEQ reaches financial close on the development of a 5MWac solar tracking power project for private offtake, Ohorongo Cement - Alternative Energy Africa
Mozambique: TEC and EDM sign joint development agreement to develop 400MW gas-fired power project through 25 year tolling agreement - ESI Africa
Zambia: Shortlisted candidates for development of 100MW solar PV tender - ESI Africa
Caribbean and Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia: IRENA study reports $27bn cumulatively invested in scaling up renewable energy investment - The ASEAN Post
Philippines: Investment in distributed solar-storage solutions is gaining traction to boost grass-roots socioeconomic development - Solar Magazine
Vietnam: Government working towards enhancing co-operation with international community to promote renewable energy and implement projects for environmental protection - Asia News Network
Vietnam: Xuan Cau to develop largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia for $420m - Nikkei Asian Review
Indonesia: IFC to invest approximately $274bn into large scale projects to generate investment under the green Belt and Road Initiative - The Jakarta Post  
Africa General / Rest of World
Sub-Saharan Africa: Electricity Regulatory Index released by AfDB to measure the level of development of regulatory frameworks across Africa - Alternative Energy Africa
The United Nations' "New Urban Agenda, Habitat II" identify how to build resilience in rapidly urbanising cities - ESI Africa
India: TPG Growth investing $70m in distributed energy management solutions, mainly solar power, across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa - Deal Street Asia
US: CEC approves grant of $5m for community-scale microgrid that will participate in California's wholesale electricity market - Renewable Energy World
Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates $11trillion worth of investment to go into electricity generation between now and 2050 - Renewable Energy World
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