If all goes well, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be relieved from managing 1,000 metric tonnes of solid waste generated in the Diamond City.
The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the civic body for processing 1,000 tonnes of garbage per day by setting up waste-to-energy (WtE) plant at its Kawas, Hazira facility. Senior officials from NTPC’s New Delhi headquarters will be arriving in Surat on Wednesday to sign the MoU with the SMC.
Official sources said that the WtE plant will be owned and operated by NTPC. The SMC will be supplying 1,000 tonnes per day of refused derived fuel (RDF) to NTPC, which shall be incinerated in waste to energy plant to generate electricity. “The RDF shall be prepared by SMC by segregating combustible portion from municipal solid waste (MSW). Typically, MSW in the Indian cities contains about 50% of combustibles and thus produces about 50% RDF of high calorific value, which can be used as fuel in waste to energy plant,” said NTPC spokesperson. Read more