Delhi Metro (DMRC) has become India’s first metro company to receive power generated from a Waste to Energy plant. Continuing with its various environment friendly initiatives, DMRC has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity Waste to Energy (WtE) plant of East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) set up in Ghazipur.
The supplied power is used at the Vinod Nagar Receiving Sub-station of DMRC for meeting the operation requirements of Pink Line. DMRC will take approx. 17.5 MUs per annum from this plant. However, the energy offtake will depend upon the actual generation of the plant.
The facility is set up to process above 1500 tonnes per day (TPD) of waste and generate 12 MW of green power. The plant is India’s first Euro norms compliant WtE facility that will mitigate over 8 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the life of the project, thus combating global warming.
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. DMRC has also started to receive solar power from the off-site solar power plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh.