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IREDA Supports Waste To Energy

New Delhi: Chairman and Managing Director, IREDA, Pradip Kumar Das is on move to bring solution to the ever growing problem of waste management across the country.

Team IREDA is visiting State after state for scaling up such an Green Initiative. Accordingly Team IREDA is moving across the country for such an innovative initiative, said a senior official in IREDA.

Mr.Das along with Director Technical, Chintan Shah and other Senior Management officials visited IREDA funded 15 MW Waste-To-Energy (WTE) Plant at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh recently.

Team IREDA’s team was accompanied by M V Chary, President Andhra Pradesh Projects and other officials of JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd (JUIL).

IREDA has funded two 15MW WTE Plants in Andhra Pradesh at Vishakapatnam and Guntur, respectively.

The plants are commissioned by JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd (JUIL) (P R Jindal Group), who has implemented several WTE projects with a combined Power generation capacity of 109 MW.

During the visit, CMD IREDA Mr.Das said, “The WTE plant should not be seen merely as a power plant, but as a solution to the ever-growing problem of waste management and its impact on the environment. Such plants will support Government of India’s vision of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan”.

 In order to generate 15 MW of power, the plant requires 1200 tonnes of waste per day. Greater Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is providing 940 tonnes of solid waste to the recycling plant after collecting it from households.

The Corporation is mulling to transport 260 tonnes of waste from Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Nellimarla municipalities.

1 MW of WTE plant contributes by land saving of ~10 Acres per annum and ~250 acres over the life of the plant. In addition, the plant contributes to the society and environment by emission reduction of ~25 tonnes of C02 per day.

Further, by processing 1 tonne of waste, the production of 230 kWh of clean energy is generated.

To mark the importance of ‘Clean and Green Energy’, IREDA CMD Mr.Das and Director, Technical, Mr. Shah also planted tree saplings.