first_imgNew Delhi: Adding another feather to its cap, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has become the first-ever such project in the country to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant, the DMRC said. Continuing with its various environment-friendly initiatives, the DMRC has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity plant of a company in Ghazipur.”This will be the first-ever attempt by any metro project in the country to procure and utilise energy from waste-to-energy plants and thus contribute towards ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and also help in creating awareness about the importance of waste management,” it said. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe DMRC is receiving the power since the beginning of this month from this facility which is being utilised at the Vinod Nagar Receiving Sub-station (RSS) of DMRC for meeting the operation requirements of Pink Line metro. The DMRC will take approximately 17.5 MUs per annum from this plant. However, the energy offtake will depend upon the actual generation of the plant. The waste-to-energy (WtE) plant set up by East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) is based on a public private partnership (PPP) comprising the government of Delhi, the EDMC and EDWPCL. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”The state-of-the-art facility can process over 1,500 tonnes per day (TPD) of waste and generate 12 MW of green power. The plant is India’s first Euro norms compliant WtE facility. The WtE plant will mitigate over 8 million tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) over the life of the project, thus combating global warming,” the DMRC said. “Delhi Metro has been working continuously towards the conservation of environment right since the inception of the organisation. It is the first-ever rail-based organisation in the world to claim carbon credits,” the Corporation said. “Currently, DMRC is producing 28 MW of solar power from the various roof top solar power plants, which have been set up in its stations, depots and residential premises, officials said. The DMRC has also started to receive 77 MW solar power from the off-site solar power plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, in total more than 100 MW clean energy,” the official added.last_img