A two-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court has given the green signal for setting up a waste-to-energy plant in Agra. The plan was pending for the past three years.
What could be the potential for energy generation from waste in India? It is a whopping 5,600 Mw – almost enough to meet the entire power demand of Delhi — if the country could put all of its industrial and urban organic waste to use.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is getting closer to setting up a waste-to-energy plant, the Bangalore Mirror reports. The project has not seen much movement since an MoU was signed with French Company 3Wayste to set up the sate-of-the-art waste-to-energy plant.
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has sent a show-cause notice to the company running the Okhla waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in southeast Delhi, asking it to explain “why its Environmental Clearance (EC) granted in 2007 should not be kept in abeyance”.
The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved a tariff of ₹7.5 (~$0.011)/kWh for 5 MW of waste to energy projects each belonging to Anantapur MSW Private Limited and Envikare Green Energy Private Limited.
Though it is reportedly facing a financial crisis, Essel Infraprojects Private Ltd has assured the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) that it would begin work on the waste-to-energy project within a month and commission it by January 2020.
A number of civil society organisations and city residents Saturday took out a march to protest the alleged failure of authorities to shut down a waste-to-energy plant in Okhla, saying toxic emissions from it were polluting the area.
Delhi’s waste collection points and overflowing landfills give an impression of massive quantities of mismanaged waste, which is best incinerated at waste-to-energy (WTE) 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.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to establish its own waste-to-energy plant in Bidadi with Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), for which the former recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the latter.