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18 October 2016
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will host the Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, which is to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 18-21 October 2016. The forum, which is being organized by the Government of Azerbaijan in cooperation with key international partners, will include an International Renewable Energy Conference and the annual sessions of the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy and Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency. The forum provides a unique opportunity to build on the achievements of the six previous fora and develop a roadmap for what participants would like to achieve in the medium term with regards to the energy-related sustainable development goals (SDGs).
17 August 2016
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lent US$115mn to Sri Lankan energy projects that will see 100% electrification of the country's grid. The loan will be bolstered by grants worth US$3.8 million from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and the Clean Energy Financing Partnership, and it will finance a range of projects. Among them will be the construction of renewable energy mini-grids, the improvement of electricity supply in areas impacted by the country's long civil war, which destroyed substantial electricity infrastructure and those on three islands off the Jaffna coast in northern Sri Lanka.
15 August 2016
After a period of public consultation, the Argentina Ministry of Energy presented the final specifications of the tender for 600 megawatts (MW) of wind power, 300 MW of solar, 65 MW of biomass, 20 MW of mini-hydro and 15 MW of biogas. The bidding documents are available at the website of CAMMESA (Managing Company of Wholesale Electricity Market). To purchase them, bidders must pay Argentine $150,000, which will be reimbursed to non-selected bidders.