Delhi Metro Station becomes India’s first project to receive power from waste-to-energy

Delhi Metro became the first ever project in the country to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity waste-to-energy plant set up in Ghazipur. It is being utilized at the Vinod Nagar Receiving Substation (RSS) for meeting the operational requirements of Pink Line of Delhi Metro.

It will take approximately 17.5 million units per annum from this plant. The energy mainly depends upon the actual generation of the plant. It is set up by East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) It is based on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) involving the Delhi government and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC)

DMRC produces 28 MW of solar power from the various rooftop solar power plants which have been set up in its stations, depots and residential premises. The mass transit operator to receive solar power from the off-site solar power plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh.

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