Waste-to-Energy (WtE) and improved waste management practices in Kigali
|Solid waste management
|Type of action
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry
|Start of initiative
|Financing and support details
|US$ 0.500 mln
|US$ 0.410 mln
|Financing received to-date
|US$ 0 mln
|Principal source of financing
|Principal type of financing
|Capacity building required
|Technology transfer required
|Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Water & Sanitation Corporation (WASAC)
|Organization providing technical support
Mrs. UWERA Mireille
Mr. UWONKUNDA Bruce
Implementation of one Waste-To-Energy plant for collected solid waste in the Kigali urban area
Activities: (2016 - 2030)
This Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) targets mitigation in the solid waste sector in Rwanda and focuses on the development and implementation of one Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant, under an Independent Power Producer (IPP) framework, addressing collected solid waste in the Kigali urban area and with potential for expansion to handle collected solid waste from other areas.
This WtE plant will have a capacity to process / combust up to 800 tons of solid waste per day (or 292,000 t solid waste per year), and renewable electricity generation capacity of up to 15 MW.
The NAMA will include improvement in mechanisms and execution of solid waste collection and disposal services in seven urban areas/cities of Rwanda, focusing on enabling growth of private sector involvement.
It is expected that the WtE plant will be operated as an Independent Power Producer (IPP), and thus be constituted as a fully private company receiving revenues through both Tipping Fees Agreements and Power Purchase Agreement under Rwandan regulations. This means that the WtE plants is expected to be private sector financed, with support from this NAMA and its activities. The waste collection system in Rwanda, and principally in the Kigali area, is already private sector driven and operated.
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: 3 MtCO2e
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
|Information has not been provided
* Jobs creation during the implementation and operation phases
* Reduction of water and soil pollution
No MRV plan has been defined