Updated on January 21, 2024


Created on August 5, 2019

Reppie Waste-to-Energy

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Reppie Waste-to-Energy is a large power generation station using garbage as fuel.

Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

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).

Manufacturing/Building Method

Development, design and construction of the project is conducted by a consortium comprising Cambridge Industries Ltd (CIL) and its partner China National Electric Engineering Co (CNEEC), on behalf of the employer, Ethiopian Electric Power Company (EEP).

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model


Distributions to Date Status

"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

Average daily biogas production (m3/day)


Description of waste source(s)

Municipal waste

Waste input requirements (kg per hour or day)

1,400 tons of waste everyday and produce over 185,000,000 kWh of electricity to the Ethiopian national grid

Design Specifications

The Reppie Waste-to-Energy facility started full construction in September of 2014 and began operations in August 2018. It is expected to process 1,400 tons of waste every day and export over 185,000,000KWh of electricity to the Ethiopian national grid.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is offered by Cambridge Industries

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

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.

Vetted Performance Status



A failure to effectively treat flue gases produced in the process might contribute to localized air pollution.

Complementary Technical Systems

Municipal waste collection services and access to a local municipal electrical grid must be considered.

Academic Research and References

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.

Cambridge-Industries Ltd. n.d. Cambridge-Industries Ltd.

CNEEC. n.d. www.cneec.com.cn.

EEP – Ethiopian Electric Power. n.d. EEP.

Ethiopia Inaugurates Its First Waste-To-Energy Project – Xinhua | English.news.cn. n.d. www.xinhuanet.com.

Cambridge Industries Ltd. n.d. Reppie Waste-To-Energy Facility. Cambridge-Industries.com. Cambridge Industries Ltd.


Compliance with regulations

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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