Hyderabad to get three more waste-to-energy units
Hyderabad is set to have three more waste-to-energy (WTE) plants besides an expanded capacity at South India's biggest WTE plant at the Jawahar Nagar dump yard.
Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd is planning to enhance the capacity of the existing 19.8 MW waste-to-energy plant at Jawahar Nagar to 48 MW. It has also proposed to establish a 14.5 MW plant at Dundigal beside its hazardous waste management project. The TSPCB has issued clearance for the project. Water supply connections need to be obtained.
To construct a 11 MW WTE plant in Bibinagar, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has procured 26 acres on its own in survey number 32 and 33 of Chinnarevulapally village in Bibinagar Mandal.
Another 12 MW plant is planned at Yacharam in Ibrahimpatnam on 27.36 acres of land at an estimated cost of Rs 80 crore. However, the authorities have been requested to increase the capacity to 14 MW. Sri Venkateshwara Green Power Projects Ltd (SVGPPL) has purchased 27.36 acres for establishing the facility.
A loan from Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Ltd is under process for the project. The GHMC has directed SVGPPL to enhance the proposed WTE plant's capacity.
According to officials, the quantity of waste treated and disposed in tonnes per day on average is constantly increasing every year. From 2,200 tonnes of waste in 2012-13 to 5,900 tonnes in 2020-2021, the waste disposal is three times higher, which can generate more energy with the help of WTE plants.
The primary objective of these plants is to produce electricity and scientifically dispose of municipal waste. These plants are a substitute for fossil fuel plans, with nil or least dependence on coal, oil, natural gas, among others, for generating electricity.
Image courtesy: Ramky Enviro’s Jawahar Nagar WTE plant in Hyderabad