NTPC signs MoU with IOCL & SDMC for development Waste to Energy (WtE) Pilot Plant at Okhla Landfill Site utilising Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
New Delhi: India’s largest power generator NTPC Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a bi-partite MoU and a tri-partite MoU amongst NTPC, IOCL and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) have been signed at Delhi for “Development of Waste to Energy (WtE) facility at Okhla Landfill site” in the august presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy & Minister of State (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) and Shri Anil Baijal, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
Under the MoU, it is proposed to set up Plasma Enhanced Gasification (PEGS) technology-based Waste to Energy pilot plant at SDMC Okhla Landfill site utilising 50 TPD Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) & generating one MW of Electricity. The technology is eco-friendly as there are hardly any flue gases or bottom ash waste. The Pilot Plant is being setup for Technology demonstration.
Mayor of Delhi, Commissioner SDMC, CMD NTPC, CMD IOCL and senior officials from the Ministries, IOCL, NTPC & SDMC also graced the occasion. MoUs were signed by Shri Subodh Kumar, ED IOCL, Shri Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Chief Engineer SDMC, and Smt. Sangeeta Kaushik, GM NTPC.
NTPC is collaborating with municipalities of East Delhi Municipal Corporation along with Kawas, Varanasi, Indore and Mohali. The municipal solid waste will be segregated and processed to utilise combustion fraction for conversion to coal or for power generation, biodegradable fraction for production of methane gas for use as bio CNG, and the recycled residue shall be used for construction purpose after required processing.