New Delhi: As the residents in the national capital grapple with an acute power crisis, the New Delhi Municipal Council is doing its bit to ease the situation by daily contributing 16MW of electricity generated from solid waste to 8,000 households in the city.
The civic body is generating power using solid waste as fuel at a `Waste To Energy` plant on NDMC land in Okhla.
This plant generates 16MW of electricity per day which is being used by 8,000 households, said NDMC chairperson Jalaj Shrivastava.
The plant, set up in 2011, processes 1,300MT municipal waste of which 200 to 400 MT is contributed by NDMC as fuel.
It is equipped with modern systems and uses the latest technologies to minimise health and environmental risks, Shrivastava said.
The civic agency has so far delivered an approximate quantity of about 2 lakh MT of municipal solid waste at the plant site.
The plant, set up as a Public-Private Partnership project on DBOT (Design, Built, Operate, Transfer) scheme, also ensures that it achieves burning of maximum level of segregated waste to minimise pollution levels.
Besides generating electricity, NDMC is also saving Rs 2.73 crore per year through the plant which was earlier being used to dispose of the municipal waste.