Weekly Newsletter - 18/11/2016

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
Sierra Leone: 57MW heavy fuel oil power plant to begin construction - ESI Africa
Ghana: ENI to invest in 20-50 MW solar plant in Northern Savannah Ecological Zone - Alternative Energy Africa
West Africa: Oikocredit, responsAbility and SunFunder to develop solar home systems to 500,000 households - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: Developmental aims noted at COP22 are to increase on-grid capacity to 30GW, 30% from RE - ESI Africa
East Africa
East Africa: 80MW hydroelectric power plant to benefit Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania - ESI Africa 
Sudan: Power boosted to national grid through transmission line from Ethiopia Renaissance Hydro Dam - Alternative Energy Africa
Kenya: Fuel levy increases due to including a new geothermal power plant into the grid - Business Daily
Kenya: KenGen eyes more loans as debt drops to five-year low - Business Daily
Kenya: Governmental involvement is hampering the progress of mini-grid development - Renewable Energy World
Kenya: Devki Group begins operation of 15MW coal power generator - Business Daily
Kenya: Task force established to revise PPAs between IPPs to lower consumer tariffs - Business Daily
Southern Africa
Botswana: 600MW coal fired power plant sold to China Machinery Energy Corp. - Alternative Energy Africa
South Africa: Wind Prospect Africa to complete technical due diligence on three 5MW wind plants - Alternative Energy Africa
South Africa: Eskom CEO steps down due to allegations of corruption - Engineering News
South Africa: Department of Energy prepares to release the updated IRP for electricity - Engineering News
Africa General / Rest of World
Ithmar Capital and World Bank sign MoU for establishment of Green Growth Infrastructure Facility - Engineering News
Egypt: Infinity Solar to build 100MW solar power plant in Gabal Al Zeit - Alternative Energy Africa
Morocco: ACWA Power wins $220m solar power deal - Engineering News
Abu Dhabi: $50m in concessional loans for renewable energy projects sourced from IRENA/ADFD - Gulf News Renewables
COP 22: Coalition of five energy companies demonstrate how RE technologies can meet demand - Alternative Energy Africa
France: New renewable energy targets for 2023 include new developmental priorities for the country - Renewable Energy World
US: Obama administration announces new funding and initiatives for renewable energy projects - PV Tech
US: Markets weigh up Trump effect on US renewables and world climate - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
India: OPIC to invest $74m in 100MW solar farm based in Telangana - PV Tech
Chile: Plans to develop a solar park between 750MW and 1GW to power mining industry - PV Tech 
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