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New landfill to resume operation

After nearly a year since a garbage slide at the half-a-century-year old Repi Landfill claimed lives of 72 people and victimized hundreds more, the US Embassy in Ethiopia and the Addis Ababa City Administration are working closely to revitalize another landfill—the Sendafa Sanitary Landfill Plant—that remained closed due to a political uprising in the Oromia Regional State.

Manufacturers lament new electric tariff as exaggerated

Following the adjustment of electricity tariffs ranging from 30 percent to 90 percent, which is expected to enter into effect in the upcoming month, industrialists across Ethiopia are criticizing the increments claiming that it is over-inflated and requested the tariff to be revised.

IFC to invest on 500MW solar power

Amid budgetary support, the World Bank Group (WBG) has approved a commitment of USD 1.2 billion to Ethiopia this week, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private sector arm of the WB – said that it is working on a solar power program that will help generate 500 megawatt of electricity in the country.

EEP launches Africa’s first Waste-to-Energy Facility

Africa’s first Waste-to-Energy Facility was launched in the outskirts of the capital last Saturday, becoming the first such facility in the continent. Expected to have a processing capacity of approximately 1400 tons of waste a day, the facility was inaugurated in the shadow of Reppi Landfill which collapsed and killed scores of people, last year.

EEP board removes Azeb

The Board of Directors of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has appointed a new CEO for the state-owned power company after sacking Azeb Asnake (Eng.) who has been in office for five years.

HelloSolar, BelCash to introduce solar home system 

With Ethiopia moving to a strategy which helps embrace the wisdom of solar energy within the country and play catch-up to successes achieved in neighboring nations such as Kenya and Rwanda; HelloSolar in partnership with BelCash – the mobile banking platform system – is set to introduce a pay-as-you-go system for the nation’s off-grid population with affordable solar home system.

Repi waste to energy plant completed

Repi waste to energy plant, the first of its kind in the Africa, has been completed and is set to be inaugurated on Sunday, August 18, 2018.

The project consumed 2.6 billion birr so far and it will have the capacity to provide 185 Giga Watts Hour (GWh) of electricity per year, crushing 1,400 tons of solid waste on a daily basis.

During its lifecycle, the project will create jobs for 1,300 Ethiopians and 286 foreign experts.