Continuing with its continuous efforts to conserve the environment since the inception of the organisation, the Delhi Metro has become India’s first ever project to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Delhi Metro rail Corporation (DMRC) said that it has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity waste-to-energy plant set up in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.
“DMRC is receiving the power since the beginning of this month from tis facility which is being utilised at the Vinod Nagar Receiving Sub-Station (RSS) for meeting the operational requirements of Pink Line of Delhi Metro,” the DMRC statement said.
“DMRC will take approximately 17.5 million units per annum from this plant. However, the energy off take will depend upon the actual generation of the plant,” added the statement.
It may be mentioned here that the waste-to-energy plant is being set up by the East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited *EDWPCL) and is based on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) involving the Delhi government and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), apart from EDWPCL.
Notably, over 8 million tons of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) will be mitigated by the plant, thus combating global warming.