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Monday, 11 December 2017 17:01

Taj Trapezium Zone authority to approve setting up of waste-to-energy plant

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A private company contacted by Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) to develop and run the facility to extract energy by processing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) has applied for final approval from Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) authority.

According to civic body officials, the development of a highly advanced waste-to-energy plant is likely to start in January following green signal from TTZ authority. The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has already signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Spark Bresson private limited, the company contracted by AMC to develop waste-to-energy infrastructure.

Municipal commissioner Arun Prakash said, “Spark Bresson private limited will be setting up a modern plant at Kuberpur landfill site to extract electric energy out of MSW. After approval of TTZ authority the establishment of plant is expected to complete within 18 months. The plant will produce at least 10 megawatt of electricity on daily basis.”

As per the plan, AMC will have to provide at least 500 metric tonnes of solid waste to the company every day, out of which it will produce 10 megawatts of electricity. The amount of electricity produced will increase with addition in quantity of garbage supplied. The electricity produced out of waste will be transmitted to a local substation. From there electricity will be channelized to power grid for further distribution.

Explaining the waste-to-energy mechanism, AMC executive engineer (environment) Sanjeev Pradhan said, “The process of conversion of waste into energy involves combustion of solid waste at high temperature. In this the electricity is produced by the calorific value of MSW.”

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  • News Section: Bio Energy News
  • Month: December
  • Year: 2017
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