June 05

Waste-to-energy plant to power Delhi metro operations

New Delhi: Delhi Metro has become the first metro project in the country to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has claimed.

“From the beginning of this month, Delhi Metro started receiving 2MW power from a plant of M/s East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited set up at Ghazipur. This is the first attempt by any metro project in the country to utilise energy from waste-to-energy plants,” a DMRC spokesman said. The power is being used to operate the Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar).

DMRC will take about 17.5 million units per annum from this plant. However, the energy offtake will depend on the actual generation from the plant, the spokesman added. The facility is set up to process above 1,500 tonnes per day of waste and generate 12MW of green power. This is India’s first waste-to-energy plant to comply with Euro norms.

The DMRC spokesman said that metro is also the first rail-based organisation in the world to claim carbon credits. “At present, DMRC is producing 28MW of power from rooftop solar plants set up at its stations, depots and residential premises,” he said.

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