Delhi: No extra cost for buying power from Waste to Energy plants


Delhi: No extra cost for buying power from Waste to Energy plants

To promote clean sources of energy, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has decided to exempt all waste-to-energy projects from transmission and other related costs under open-access regulations.

Now, any open-access consumer wanting to buy from WTE plants will only have to pay for the cost of the power. All other infrastructure-related costs will be borne by discoms.

The move is expected to greatly benefit industrial and commercial consumers who can opt for power from these WTE plants as open-access consumers at a cost lower than commercial/industrial tariffs levied by DERC.

Currently, there are three WTE plants in the city — Okhla, Ghazipur and Bawana — while another in Okhla area is expected to become operational soon. Many other projects have been announced by the civic bodies. Read More

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