Cambridge Industries Ltd and its partner China National Electric Engineering Co (CNEEC)
Reppie Waste-to-Energy is a large power generation station using garbage as fuel.
Reppie Waste-to-Energy uses municipal waste as a fuel for power generation. The plant has the capacity to treat 1,400 tonnes of waste everyday to generate steam that drives two 25 MW turbines. Together, these two generators have the capacity to generate 185,000,000 kWh. The combustion process will also sort metals for recycling.
The development, design and construction of the power station is managed by Cambridge Industries Ltd (CIL) in partnership with China National Electric Engineering Co. (CNEEC).
The Reppie Waste-to-Energy facility is the only one of its kind in Africa. Its competitors are other power generation facilities, however these do not process waste.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Government, municipalities and general electricity users in Ethiopia
“In the month of May, [the Reppie Waste-to-Energy plant] has taken 42,990,820 Kg of MSW and put 16,912,500 KWhr of electricity into the National Grid.” Interview with manufacturer
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Technical support is offered by Cambridge Industries
Plant is expected to supply 30% of Ethiopia’s electricity needs by processing 1,400 tons of waste everyday and producing over 185,000,000 kWh.
A failure to effectively treat flue gases produced in the process might contribute to localized air pollution.
Municipal waste collection services and access to a local municipal electrical grid must be considered.
Makarichi, L., Jutidamrongphan, W., Techato, K., 2018, The evolution of waste-to-energy incineration: A review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol 91, pp812-21.
The product complies with European Emission Standard EU 2000/76/EC Directive, however the certifying body has not been identified.
“The facility is built to follow EU emission standards and uses Flue Gas Treatment to take out emissions.” Interview with manufacturer
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