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Soon, new waste-to-energy plant to produce 1,800 KW power

The Delhi government on Thursday proposed to set up a waste-to-energy management plant in Ghazipur fish and poultry market here. The plant will convert approximately 10-15 metric tonne of waste into energy on a daily basis.

At a press conference, Delhi Development minister Gopal Rai said: “The project will save Rs 8 crore of the taxpayers money and will generate 1,800 KW electricity per hour.”

“The plant is proposed to be commissioned in an area of 15,00 sq metre within the Fish and Poultry Market at Ghazipur. The capex cost of the plant is Rs 3.33 crore and the overall cost of the project is Rs 6.66 crore,” he added.

The Delhi government will be floating a tender for allotting a contract for building this plant, soon.

“Currently, 10 metric tonne waste is generated from the fish and poultry markets and is transported to Sanitary Landfill Site of MCD in Ghazipur. This has raised the risk of environmental hazards,” the minister noted.

The Nisarguna Technology based on biogas plant with bio-logical H2S removal system for power generation unit was shortlisted for calling tenders.

Rai informed that approximately 1,800 KW per hour electricity shall be supplied by the agency to run the market on which the department is incurring a cost of Rs 58 lakh per annum. The entire project cost is expected to be recovered within 4-5 years.

There are 19 vendors who have this technology and a RFP document for call of tenders has been prepared and finalised in consultation with Sector Experts as well as Standing Committee of DAMB for installing waste to energy plant.
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