Update on Nagpur WtE plant

Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s planned Waste-to-Energy plant has gotten the approval of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), according to The Times of India. The cooperation will be purchasing 11.50 MW of power generated from the plant with a power purchase rate of Rs 7 (EUR 0.09) per unit. The plant will be treating 800 tpd of waste with a possible 20% increase in capacity. The project will be developed by Nagpur Solid Waste Processing and Management Private Ltd (NSWPMPL) through investing about INR 218 billion (EUR 276,000). NMC will provide INR 700 million (EUR 8,830) to the company as viability gap funding for execution. The plant is projected to be developed in 2 years, then operated and maintained for 15 years by NSWPMPL.

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