Addis Ababa January 05/2017 President Mulatu Teshome said Reppie Waste-to-Energy Project is a showcase to the commitment of Ethiopia towards realizing green economy.
After visiting the progress of the ongoing project with other high officials today, the president said the government is working to make its industrialization free from environmental pollution as pledged to the people.
The nation has thus been generating energy from renewable resources, including wind, geothermal, hydropower, solar and dry waste that have vital role in accelerating the industrialization of the country, he noted.
According to him, Beyond generating energy from waste, Reppie Waste-to-Energy Project will also contribute towards solving the current challenges of waste disposal in the capital city.
He further indicated the importance of adapting such waste management projects in the other cities of the country. Reppie Waste-to-Energy Project is Africa’s first waste-to-energy facility.
Ethiopian Electric Power CEO, Azeb Asnake said the project will play essential role in managing waste in addition to providing electricity to the capital city.
Some 90 percent of the project is completed, she said, adding that it is expected to be completed in the middle of 2017. The project, which costs 95.9 million USD, will have the capacity to generate 50 MW.
China National Electric Engineering Corporation and Cambridge Industry Ltd are constructing the project.