Weekly Newsletter - 17/06/2016

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
OPIC approves US$53 million in debt financing to Senegal's Cap des Biches project - IJGlobal
Nigerian smart meter manufacturers demand government intervention - ESI Africa
US Pecora Capital to raise funds for infrastructure projects in Nigeria - IJGlobal
EU to invest in construction of modern hydropower plant in Liberia - Alternative Energy Africa
Chinese to invest in hydropower project in the Katanga province, DRC - Alternative Energy Africa
Electricity Company of Ghana to allow the private sector to intervene in operations - ESI Africa
East Africa
Energy Regulatory Commission rejects Kenya Power's bid to raise electricity tariffs - Business Daily
Kenya plans additional 2,000MW geothermal capacity in next six years - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
Kenya Securities Exchange in talks to develop the first green bond - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
World Bank to back off-grid solar energy access project in northern Kenya - PVTech
Development of oil refinery in Uganda soon to become operational in September - ESI Africa
Tanzania government halts bioelectricity power plant over concern of wildlife - Alternative Energy Africa
Puma Energy Tanzania, an oil firm, requests Tanzanian government to purchase products - ESI Africa
Ethiopia's state offices experiences blackouts due to cable theft - ESI Africa
Tesvolt commissioned to construct largest off-grid storage supply in Rwanda - ESI Africa
Southern Africa
Pumped storage facility, Ingula unit 4, officially kicks off for operation - ESI Africa
Zimbabwean government guarantees electricity supply due to new power projects due - ESI Africa
TerniEnergia wins 34MW EPC contract in Zambia - PVTech
BP and Enel have struck gas deposit in Egypt - IJGlobal
Webcast: High-yield investment opportunity in Africa energy sector - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com

Solar and wind energy costs to continue falling - RE New Economy
EBRD to invest in development of 50MW wind farm in Mongolia - IJGlobal
Adani Group leads solar development in India with winning recent bid at US$0.066 per kWh - PVTech
Tata Power Company Limited to buy 1.1 GW solar and wind portfolio worth $1.4bn - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
World Bank reports shift in  private investment to renewable energy - UPI
Canadian Hydropower Association launches map of all hydropower sources in the country - RenewableEnergyWorld.Com
DFI finance struggle to make solar FiT deadline due to legal issues in Egypt - IJGlobal
Egypt to plan second solar FiT session this year - IJGlobal
IRENA study indicates further reductions in solar costs by balancing the system - PVTech
Total acquires Lampiris, natural gas and renewable energy provider for residential sector - PVTech
Financial close has been reached on Turkey's duo of hydropower plants - IJGlobal
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