Antony Waste Handling Cell (AWHC), a leading waste management company in India, has successfully completed Maharashtra’s first 14-megawatt (MW) integrated waste to energy (WTE) plant at Moshi, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).
The plant, which was developed under the Design, Build, Operate, and Transfer (DBOT) model, has the capacity to process 1,000 tonnes per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW) and generate 14 MW of electricity. The plant is expected to generate enough electricity to power 12,000 households in the PCMC area.
The plant uses a state-of-the-art technology that converts MSW into electricity through a process of gasification and combustion. The gasification process converts the MSW into syngas, which is then combusted to generate electricity. The plant also produces a by-product of ash, which can be used for road construction or other purposes.
The completion of the plant is a major milestone for Antony Waste and for the PCMC. The plant will help to reduce the amount of MSW that is disposed of in landfills, which will improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plant will also generate clean and renewable energy, which will help to meet the growing demand for electricity in the PCMC area.
Benefits of the Plant
The plant will provide a number of benefits, including:
- Reduced MSW disposal in landfills: The plant will help to reduce the amount of MSW that is disposed of in landfills. This will improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Generation of clean and renewable energy: The plant will generate clean and renewable energy. This will help to meet the growing demand for electricity in the PCMC area.
- Creation of jobs: The plant will create jobs during construction and operation.
- Economic development: The plant will boost economic development in the PCMC area.
The Future of WTE in India
The completion of the plant is a significant step in the development of WTE in India. WTE is a sustainable and efficient way to manage MSW, and it has the potential to generate clean and renewable energy. As the demand for electricity grows in India, we can expect to see more WTE plants being built.
- “We are proud to have successfully completed Maharashtra’s first 14-MW integrated WTE plant,” said Mr. Antony Peter, Chairman of Antony Waste. “This plant is a major milestone for us, and it is a testament to our commitment to sustainable waste management.”
- “The completion of this plant is a significant achievement for the PCMC,” said Mr. Shekhar Singh, Municipal Commissioner of PCMC. “This plant will help us to reduce the amount of MSW that we dispose of in landfills, and it will generate clean and renewable energy.”