The first waste-to-energy plant of this type in the residual state AP would be started in Guntur, which will produce 15 MW of electricity from household waste.
Jindal Power on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with Guntur Municipal Corporation to start up the power plant with an investment of 150 crore. The project would generate electricity using waste from Guntur and Vijayawada and other surrounding areas.
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Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu observed that the Jindal power plant was converting waste into energy at Delhi Corporation a few months ago. Then he decided to establish such factories in Guntur, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati. In view of the establishment of the new Amaravati capital in Guntur, the government preferred to start the first unit in Guntur.
The energy project requires 1,200 metric tonnes of waste per day. The waste would be collected from the municipalities of GMC and VMC and Tadepalli, Mangalagiri, Tenali, Narasaraopeta, Chilakaluripeta, Sattenapalli and Ponnur. The VMC generates 550 MT of waste per day, the GMC will contribute 350 MT and the remaining 300 MT will come from other municipalities.
GMC will provide 20 acres of land from its landfill which spans 75 acres of land in Naidupet. Jindal Power is expected to complete the work and start production within 18 months.