Weekly Newsletter - 25/05/2018

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
West Africa
Ghana: SGS to implement solar PV power project on inspection and testing facilities in Tema - Alternative Energy Africa
Cote d'Ivoire: Gribo-Popoli hydroelectric power project, 112MW, due to begin operation by end 2020 - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: Nuclear to be included in the energy mix, scheduled for operation by mid 2020 - ESI Africa        
East Africa
Djibouti: Government securing assistance from Kenya to develop geothermal power projects - Alternative Energy Africa
Tanzania: Selous Hydro Project, 2.1GW, to begin construction, impacting 200,000 lives - Alternative Energy Africa
Uganda: Umeme to invest $1.2bn to rehabilitate and expand national electricity grid, preparing for an increase in power supply - Alternative Energy Africa
Kenya: Petition filed by Afriscan Kenya Limited stops construction of transmission line to Lake Turkana wind farm - Alternative Energy Africa
Kenya: Lamu Coal Power Plant enters into coal technology agreement with GE, to demonstrate their ultra supercritical clean coal technology - ESI Africa
Rwanda: Refugee camps in Kigeme, Gihembe and Nyabiheke will benefit from renewable energy to be implemented by UNHCR and Practical Action NGO - Alternative Energy Africa
Burundi: New constitution elimintes the last vestiges of colonialism - The East African
Southern Africa
Mozambique: Government signs agreement with Great Lakes Africa Energy to develop 250MW gas fired power plant fueled by natural gas, estimated cost of $400m - Alternative Energy Africa
Lesotho: LEWA to review electricity services tariff for 2018/19 financial year - ESI Africa
Zambia: Multiconsult to provide commercial, technical and administrative support to GET FiT programme, developing up to 200MW of small-to-medium scale renewable energy projects - ESI Africa
Caribbean and Southeast Asia
Caribbean: China to deepen political and security relationships by providing well financed initiatives in road, rail and energy infrastructure - News Americas
Jamaica: JAMPRO to promote six priority sectors for investment, one of which being energy - Caribbean Life
Jamaica: Through an attempt to achieve lower production costs, renewables and LNG have become the preferred energy sources - The Gleaner
Indonesia: ADB invests private sector financing of $40m into utility-scale solar PV power plant, 114MW - OPEN GOV
Philippines: 621MW Bataan Nuclear Power Plant to re-surface into operation as power demand increases - South China Morning Post
Philippines: Country's tax hike on coal and continued pollution begs for shift to renewable energy - Eco-Business
Podcast: Southeast Asia's current state of renewable energy investments and expanding role of LNG - Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Africa General / Rest of World
Libya: USAID to support the Reform Task Force to lay the groundwork for an independent electricity sector regulatory body - Alternative Energy Africa
AfDB and Government of Korea sign LoI to launch Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility in support of universal access to energy - Alternative Energy Africa
US: Southwest Research Institute awarded contract, worth $1.2m towards aim of developing most efficient energy infrastructures by   advancing turbine technology - Alternative Energy Africa
Middle East: Irbid District Electricity Company and Philadelphia Solar sign PPA on 11MWp expansion power storage project and reaches financial close - Alternative Energy Africa
Discussion: Should governments subsidise tariffs - ESI Africa
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