Weekly Newsletter - [29/04/2016]

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
Solar product failures in Nigeria and nobody to blame - PVTech
SacOil and Energy Equity Resources (EER) to explore gas potential in Nigeria - ESI Africa
Nigeria to restore electricity distribution to Ondo South - ESI Africa
International solar initiative to drive affordable power access in Nigeria - ESI Africa
Nigeria: Abuja Disco to roll out mass metering programme - ESI Africa
Ghana: World Bank grants $700m to Sankofa gas project - ESI Africa
Use of solar power for rural schools in Ghana - PV Tech
Ghana: Volta River Authority owes million to local and foreign gas suppliers - ESI Africa
East Africa
IAEA approves nuclear power inclusion in Kenya's grid - ESI Africa
Kenya Power cannot engage contractors who hold projects past set completion dates - ESI Africa
Kenya: Kenwind Holdings to build 90MW wind project - ESI Africa
North Corridor Integration Projects are being re-examined by east African officials - ESI Africa
Clarke Energy to supply high efficiency gas engine to CHP plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - ESI Africa
Rwanda: INDC includes 100 solar PV mini-grids in rural communities - ESI Africa
Tanzania to spend $680m for rural electrification projects - ESI Africa
Ethiopia secures $98m for transmission project - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
South Africa: Eskom recipient of BRICs funding - Alternative Energy
South Africa: SunEdison awaiting upfront funding to reach financial close - BizNews.Com
Solar Energy Investments Pte Ltd expanding in developing solar in South Africa - ESI Africa
TerniEnergia completes 82.5MW PV project in South Africa - PV Tech
Zambia, Zimbabwe to start Kariba dam repairs in early 2017 - Engineering News
Zimbabwe: ZERA approves electricity tariff increase - ESI Africa
Renewable energy IPP sector growing strongly in Malawi - The Nation

Solar leasing model to gain traction in residential sector -  RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Wartsila, a marine and energy solutions company, has entered the solar market - Alternative Energy
Rotasum, a Russian based firm, are to train Egyptians on nuclear power - Alternative Energy
Ormat involved in bidding for Chevron Corp's geothermal assets - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Pumped Hydro Storage to have a bigger role in energy storage - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Development of a 'Supergrid' between Europe and Africa by 2050 - PVTech
SunEdison files for bankruptcy -
SunEdison navigates restructure - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Inside the Fall of SunEdison - The Wall Street Journal
GEF and AfDB contribute $18m to boost renewable energy profile in Africa - Alternative Energy
Power Africa commits $5m in support of Climate Investor One - Alternative Energy
Ruble value drop has delayed several solar projects in central Russia - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Record of $329billion invested in clean energy projects worldwide - Bloomberg New Finance
Saudi Arabia sets 9.5GW renewable energy target to move away from fossil fuel economy - PVTech
Brazilian Development Bank accredits 17 solar equipment manufacturing companies - PVTech
US Energy Bill amendment does not include protection against retroactive solar net-metering - PVTech
New study considers benefits of off-grid electricity systems for energy access -
Fitch study provides analysis of offshore wind power projects -
GWEC launches global wind report 2016 -
Caterpillar develops new hybrid microgrid system for African market - ESI Africa
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