DMRC to receive waste-to-energy power

10 June 2019

Delhi Metro has become the first ever metro project in India to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant.

According to a recent press statement, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said it has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity waste-to-energy plant set up in Ghazipur. DMRC will take approximately 17.5 million units per annum from this plant, the statement said.

The waste-to-energy plant, set up by East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL), is set up to process above 1,500 tonnes per day (TPD) of waste and generate 12 MW of green power. The plant is India’s first Euro norms compliant waste-to-energy facility. The plant will mitigate over 8 million tons of greenhouse gases over the life of the project, thus combating global warming, it said.

The Delhi Metro has also achieved the distinction of being the first ever rail-based organization in the world to claim carbon credits.

The DMRC has also commissioned a facility at Rohini on PPP model with IEISL for recycling of Construction and Demolition(C&D) waste with a capacity of 150 tons per day.

DMRC is currently producing 28 MW of solar power from the various roof top solar power plants, which have been set up in its stations, depots and residential premises. DMRC has also started to receive solar power from the off-site solar power plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, the statement said.

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