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GMC, Jindal Pair Up to Produce Power from Waste

Published: 07th February 2016 05:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th February 2016 05:17 AM   |  A+A-

GUNTUR:  Guntur will have a first-of-its-kind power plant that produces energy from waste soon. The State government entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jindal Power to this effect.

Impressed by the waste-to-energy project being run in Delhi by  Jindal Power Plant, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has decided to set up similar units in Visakhapatnam, Guntur and Tirupati.

Being closest to the Capital region and also due to the availability of land, Guntur was the obvious choice. The Jindals, who floated an exclusive firm in the name of Jindal Urban Waste Management Guntur Limited, entered into the MoU with the State Government.

The `150 crore project has a production capacity of 15 MW power and requires 1,200 metric tonnes of waste every day. Besides the Guntur Municipal Corporation (GMC) and the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC), as many as 7 municipalities under the capital region will also contribute waste material to the plant.

The VMC generates 550 MT of waste a day, while the GMC will contribute 350 MT and the remaining 300 MTs will be coming from the remaining 7 municipal bodies.

As per the agreement, the GMC is required to hand over 20 acres from its dumping yard spread in over 75 acres  at Naidupet and provide support in the form of approach roads, drainage system and fencing. The power plant should start production within 18 months of the GMC handing over land.

The officials of the Jindal power are confident of completing the works and launching production within a year of getting the land.

Speaking after signing the agreement with Jindal in the presence of officials of other urban bodies that contribute waste to the power project here on Saturday, GMC Commissioner S Nagalakshmi said that the GMC will have to hand over the land for the power plant within two months of the agreement and the power plant should start working from 18 months after taking the land.Jindal power senior manager Rupesh Sharma, said he was hopeful of starting the production within a year.

SALIENT FEATURES

  • Rs 150 crore project will generate 15 MW electricity from 1,200 Metric Tonnes of waste
  • GMC plans to increase its production capacity is up to 20 MW
  • Plant to come up on 20 acres GMC dumping yard in Naidupet
  • Waste generated in VMC, GMC and seven municipalities in capital region including Mangalagiri, Tadepalli, Ponnur, Tenali, Chilakaluripet, Narasaraopet and Sattenapalli would be used for the project

VMC to Generate Power from Sewage Plant

Vijayawada: The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is contemplating to generate power from the sewage treatment plant in Ajit Singh Nagar. The VMC expects to utilise the power generated to run the sewage treatment plant and thus save on electricity bills. In this regard representatives of Brio Energy Pvt Limited, Mumbai, inspected the 40 MLD sewage treatment plant. They told municipal commissioner G Veerapandian that the biogas that is generated at the sewage plant could be used as fuel to generate 105 kilowatts of power. The commissioner told the company representatives to prepare a project report that could generate 30 kilowatts of power, an official press release said.

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