IREDA officials visit Visakhapatnam WtE plant

A WtE plant in Europe. Picture for representational purpose only.

Top officials of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) visited IREDA funded 15 MW Waste-To-Energy (WTE) Plant at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. IREDA’s team was accompanied by Shri M.V.Chary, President (AP 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), which has implemented several WTE projects with a combined power generation capacity of 109 MW.

During the visit, CMD IREDA 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 the 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 transporting 260 tonnes of waste from Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, and Nellimarla municipalities.

IREDA is a GoI Enterprise under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It functions as a non-banking financial institution engaged in promoting, developing, and extending financial assistance for setting up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency and conservation.

Disclaimer: This article is taken from a press release issued by IREDA.

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