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Delhi Metro: India's first metro project to receive power from waste-to-energy

Date: 06 June 2019 Tags: Organizations

Delhi Metro has become the first ever metro project in the country to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant. It achieved this feat after receiving 2 MW power from 12 MW capacity waste-to-energy plant set up in Ghazipur. The green power is being used by Delhi Metro for meeting the operational requirements of its Pink Line. It will take approximately 17.5 million units per annum from this plant.

Waste-to-energy plant

  • It has been set up by East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) is based on Public Private Partnership (PPP) involving Delhi government and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), besides the EDWPCL.
  • It can process above 1,500 tonnes per day (TPD) of waste and generate 12 MW of green power. It is India's first Euro norms compliant waste-to-energy facility.
  • It will mitigate over 8 million tons of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) over the life of the project, thus combating global warming.

Other Green Initiatives of Delhi Metro

  • Delhi Metro is working continuously towards conservation of environment since the inception of the organisation. It is the first ever rail based organisation in the world to claim carbon credits.
  • It has commissioned facility at Rohini on PPP model with IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Ltd (IEISL) for recycling of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste with capacity of 150 tons per day.
  • Currently, it is producing 28 MW of solar power from the various rooftop solar power plants, which have been set up in its stations, depots and residential premises.
  • It also has started to receive solar power from the off-site solar power plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh.
  • During construction, Delhi metro plants 10 trees for each tree that is cut. It efficient operations have helped to remove around 4 lakh vehicles from the streets.