Note: It is not clear from the release below as to whether or not Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding it. The fact is that ADB has withdrawn the funding meant for this carbon credits project. Its status with regard to registration with UNFCCC is not clear. Gopal Krishna ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA)
26 JAN 2010
Hon’ble CM of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit lays the foundation stone for the Jindal Ecopolis Timarpur-Okhla Municipal Solid Waste Management Project
- India’s first commercial Waste-to-Power plant to generate 16MW of power.
- Help solve two critical issues faced by Delhi –disposal of municipal waste and power
- Set up with an investment of Rs. 200 crore
- Utilizing one third of the daily municipal solid waste produced
Other distinguished guests present were Shri P.R. Sawhney, Mayor of Delhi, Shri Sandeep Dikshit, MP Lok Sabha, Shri Asif Mohammad Khan, MLA Okhla, Shri Rakesh Mehta, Chief Secretary of Delhi, Mr. PR Jindal, Vice Chairman, Jindal SAW Ltd. and Mr. Indresh Batra, Managing Director, Jindal SAW Ltd. and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jindal ITF.
Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi said, “Waste management is one of the most pressing issue faced by urban areas which needs to be addressed. The Government of Delhi supports all initiatives that lead to sustained development in environment friendly manner. Jindal Ecopolis is one such initiative where it will be producing power from municipal waste in Public-Private-Partnership with the Government of Delhi. I am hopeful that this facility will act as a stepping stone in this direction and congratulate them on having successfully established the unit in Delhi which will benefit the people of the city in a number of ways.”
Chief Secretary Shri Rakesh Mehta, has essayed the role of a visionary architect of the Delhi Metropolis where he has initiated a host of sustainable development plans. He said, “For long term sustainability of the mega city of Delhi's energy security by way of harnessing renewable energy, this is a vital initiative by Jindal Ecopolis to ensure scientific treatment of municipal waste. My best wishes for this sunrise project."
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Indresh Batra, Managing Director, Jindal SAW Ltd. and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jindal ITF said, “This public-private-partnership between Jindal Ecopolis and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi is a step forward towards creating environment friendly and state-of-the art solution for waste management, scarcity of land and power problems being faced by the city. Our Waste-to-Power facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and has been registered with UNFCCC for earning carbon credits. We also thank agencies such as NDMC and MCD who have consented to provide the waste for the project."
TOWMCL has been awarded a 25 year long concession by New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for setting up this project. As part of the concession, NDMC and MCD will provide solid municipal waste for the project. This project is also registered under UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) benefits and promises to generate clean & green energy.
It will use both bio-degradable as well as non-biodegradable waste. There will be system in place to segregate hazardous material and recyclables like PVC, metal and glass etc. The plant will have advance flue gas control systems to take care of dioxins, furons, sox and nox etc. including the particulate matter. The fly ash / bottom ash will also be utilized for tile/ brick making, so as to minimize the waste disposal.
The project has already received all the requisite statutory permissions including clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest. It is currently under implementation stage and will be operational by early 2011. The contracts for all major parts of the equipments including the power plant and environmental control systems have already been awarded.
- Aimed at generating 16MW of power from waste, the power plant will use about a third of the daily municipal solid waste of Delhi, which stands anything between 6000 and 8000 tonnes per day.
- This project is registered with UNFCCC for earning carbon credits.
- Project cost estimated at Rs. 200 crore
- Project Model - BOOT (Build Own Operate and Transfer)
- NDMC and MCD will be providing the waste.
Ms. Abha Negi
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Jindal SAW Ltd.
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