Addis Ababa 50 MW waste to energy plant just about done
Tigrai Online, August 11, 2017
A video tour of the 50 MW waste to energy plant currently under construction in Addis Addaba, Ethiopia by Jack Bennet, a Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath.
On the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Africa’s first energy from waste project is close to completion. The so-called Reppie project is set to transform waste disposal for the rapidly expanding city’s population, but is also expected to serve as a waste management blueprint for the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
The Ethiopian waste to energy plant the first in Africa is almost completed.
In March 2017 the Reppi also known as Qoshe waste collection site collapsed and many people lost their lives. In the after of the devastating collapse, the government of Ethiopia decided to fix the problem by converting the huge mound of waste to produce 50 MW of electric power which will power about 30% of the capital city. The Ethiopian government has invested about 120 million dollars on the unique project which is about to be completed in a few months.