Rajahmundry: A waste-to-energy plant is to be set up near Samalkot in East Godavari to generate power from nearly 500 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day under public-private-partnership mode.
As part of its efforts to keep the municipal areas clean under 'Swachh Bharat Mission,' the state government is taking up the project with the participation of a private agency. Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh and Swachh Andhra Corporation have been roped in to execute the project. Nedcap has called bids for taking up the project. The deadline for submission of bids has been extended as no agency has come forward to take up the project.
The East Godavari administration identified nearly 10 acres site near Samalkot to set up the plant. As per norms, it requires nearly 20 acres site with five acres for the plant and the remaining 15 acres for scientific filling of land as some waste material gets generated during the processing of solid waste in the waste-to-energy plant.
Swachh Andhra Corporation authorities say that nearly 500 tonnes of solid waste will be collected from 10 civic bodies in East Godavari per day. This waste will be used in the plant to generate power. The capacity of the plant ranges from a minimum of six mw to a maximum of 30 mw. The quantum of output would depend on the technology used to run the plant.