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13 June 2019

Delhi uses waste-to-energy to power metro line

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced it is receiving power generated from a waste-to-energy plant to operate the Pink Line metro service in the Indian capital.

DMRC says it is currently receiving 2 megawatts (MW) of power from East Delhi Waste Processing Company’s (EDWPCL) 12 MW capacity plant located in the town of Ghazipur.

EDWPCL’s waste-to-energy plant was realised from an agreement with the government of Delhi and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. The facility is expected to process more than 1,500 tonnes per day of waste and generate 12 MW of green power.

DMRC is not the only company finding new ways to power mobility in Delhi. In March, Bharat Heavy Electricals announced it plans to set up a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway to help alleviate range anxiety for drivers.

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