Delhi to get largest waste-to-energy power plant in two weeks, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

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New Delhi: The national capital should have its third and largest waste-to-energy plant in the next two weeks. The 24 megawatt capacity plant was installed at a cost of Rs 46 crore by the civic body North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).

NDMC plans to officially inaugurate the Narela-Bawana plant, near the Haryana border, by early December. “We hope to finally receive a letter of approval from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) although testing began in July 2016,” NDMC spokesperson YS Mann told ETEnergyWorld.

Waste-to-energy uses waste as fuel to generate electricity. The burning fuel heats the water into steam which drives a turbine to create electricity. The process can reduce a community’s landfill volume by up to 90% and prevent the release of a ton of carbon dioxide for every ton of waste burned.

Besides the cost of the project, NDMC will also spend around Rs 36 crore on waste management. The plant, set up with the technical assistance of Austrian experts, would treat 1,300 tonnes of waste every day.

Ramky Group, based in Hyderabad, will operate the new plant. The company won the contract to collect household waste and separate it into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. The energy company will convert organic matter into manure and process only non-organic waste at the WTE plant.

Delhi currently has two active waste-to-energy plants in Ghazipur and Okhla. The Ghazipur plant receives more than 1,200 tonnes of waste every day, generating 12 Mw of power. The Okhla project uses around 1,300 tonnes of waste producing 16 MW of electricity.


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