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PMC to take up matter with MSEDCL,contractor

Under the project,which the civic body had taken up on built-operate and transfer (BOT) basis,around 700 tonnes of dry waste will be processed daily to generate 12 MW

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 26, 2013 1:37:44 am

With no progress in the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) waste-to-power project that was to provide supply to MSEDCL,the civic administration has decided to take up the matter with the power utility besides seeking reply from the private company roped in to implement the project for the civic body.

“It has been over a year but there is no progress on the project,” said Pramod Yadav,Special Executive Officer,PMC.

He said the civic body has been making presentations on the project at various forums. There are several queries and visitors from across the country and abroad come to see the project,he added.

Yadav said the civic body would soon provide power supply to MSEDCL while urging other civic bodies to take up such projects. “We have no clue why the project is being delayed. A meeting of the contractor and the power utility authorities has been called by the civic administration to address the issue,” he added.

Under the project,which the civic body had taken up on built-operate and transfer (BOT) basis,around 700 tonnes of dry waste will be processed daily to generate 12 MW. The private company,Rochem Green Energy,will run the project for 30 years and the civic body will be responsible for providing dry waste every day for the smooth functioning of the plant.

The company has invested Rs 150 crore and expects to recover costs by selling power to MSEDCL.

Yadav said the trials of the project have been giving good results with the power generated being used at the plant premises. Earlier,the civic body had successfully used power generated from waste to light up gardens and streetlights through biogas plants across the city.

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