Ethiopia launches 50 MW waste energy plant

Women stand at the opening ceremony of the Reppie Waste to Energy plant in Koshe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 19, 2018. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu – Anadolu Agency)

By Seleshi Tessema


Ethiopia established the first large waste-to-power plant in Africa on Sunday, designed to divest three quarters of the waste from the capital of Addis Ababa and 25 percent of the to provide energy for the population.

The 50 megawatts plant on the site of Koshe Ethiopia's largest garbage dump came about after the landfill crashed in March 2017 to nearby residents, killing about 140 people.

] Koshe is located in southwest of the metropolis with an estimated 5 million inhabitants.

President Mulatu Teshome introduced the project that he described as a practical demonstration of the government's strategy of reducing pollution and realizing the enormous potential of the country's renewable energy.

& # 39; & # 39; It is an important project of waste processing, recycling and environmental protection, & # 39; & # 39; he added.

Ethiopia invested $ 96 million in the plant that was built by the British firm Cambridge Industries Limited and China National Electrical Engineering Company. It took nearly four years to complete the project that has begun generating 25 Megawatts and it will reach its potential in the coming years.

According to engineer Samuel Zemichael, a representative of Cambridge Industries, the facility will process 1400 tons of the city. waste per day. "It will also generate annually 185 gigawatt hours of electricity connected to the national grid."

"This plant is the first large waste-to-power plant in Africa and could serve as a reference for the region and the continent waste management that requires revolutionary methods," Zemichael added.

project has created jobs for 1300 Ethiopians and 286 expats.

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