The national capital is likely to get its third and largest Waste-to-Energy power plant within the next fortnight. The 24 Megawatt capacity plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 46 crore by civic body North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)
New Delhi: The national capital is likely to get its third and largest Waste-to-Energy power plant within the next fortnight. The 24 Megawatt capacity plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 46 crore by civic body North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).
NDMC is planning to officially inaugurate the Narela-Bawana plant, near the Haryana border, by the beginning of December. "We are hoping to finally receive an approval letter from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) though trials had begun in July 2016,” NDMC spokesperson YS Mann told ETEnergyWorld.
Waste-to-energy uses trash as a fuel for generating power. The burning fuel heats water into steam that drives a turbine to create electricity. The process can reduce a community’s landfill volume by up to 90 percent, and prevent one tonne of carbon dioxide release for every tonne of waste burned.
Apart from the project cost, NDMC will also spend around Rs 36 crore for waste management. The plant, set up with technical assistance of experts from Austria, would process 1,300 tonne of waste every day.
Hyderabad-based Ramky Group will operate the new plant. The company was awarded the contract to collect garbage from households and separate it into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. The energy firm will convert the organic matter into manure and process only the non-organic waste in the WTE plant.
Delhi currently has two working waste-to-energy plants in Ghazipur and Okhla. The Ghazipur plant receives more than 1,200 tonne of waste everyday generating 12 Mw of power. The Okhla project uses around 1,300 tonne of waste producing 16 Mw electricity.