Central team to inspect garbage power plant today

Published: 20th July 2012 12:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2012 12:28 PM   |  A+A-

The central project monitoring committee of the Union ministry of new and renewable energy will inspect the mini power plant being set up by RDF Power Projects Limited at Chinnaravulapally in Bibinagar mandal in Nalgonda district on the city’s outskirts on July 20.

The 11 MW plant will convert municipal solid wastes into electricity. The project, which has been hanging fire for over a decade for various reasons, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The GHMC has signed an agreement with RDF to supply 700 tonne of garbage to the plant. The yet-to-be-commissioned plant has already signed a power purchase agreement with Tata Power. The plant will produce 2 lakh units of power every day.

The waste-to-electricity project will mean a saving of nearly Rs 150 crore to Rs 200 crore a year for the GHMC, the amount it spends on collection, transportation, dumping and disposal of 3,800 to 4,000  tonnes of garbage generated every day in the city which will now be done by private operators.

The project, conceived about 12 years ago, was to have been commissioned last year but was delayed because the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, a key partner, was sitting on the remaining payment of Rs 2.70 crore towards its 26 per cent equity. Of the Rs 6.45-crore equity, the GHMC had released Rs 3.75 crore at the time of signing the agreement five years ago.

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