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New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.,

(A State Govt. Company)

(Formerly Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.,)

Municipal Waste Based Power Projects

New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.

Municipal Waste Based Power Projects

The Capital Subsidy for Municipal Waste based Power Projects will be considered subject to the following:

Financial support to be provided under this Programme by MNRE for setting up five Pilot Projects on Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Wastes is as follows:

  • Financial assistance at a flat rate of Rs. 2.00 crore per MW, subject to ceiling of 20% of project cost and Rs. 10.00 crore per project, whichever is less.
  • Financial Assistance to be provided for projects selected through a transparent competitive procedure.

Guidelines for Development of Projects

The projects need to be developed in accordance with the decision of Hon’ble Supreme Court given during the hearing on May 15, 2007, and the recommendations of the Expert Committee referred therein. Key recommendations of the Expert Committee in regard to development of MSW based waste-to-energy projects are given below:

The issues such as Project Development including characterization of wastes, sizing of projects, technology selection and project design, management model and operational issues including close co-ordination between Municipal Corporation and the Promoters, financial appraisal and approval of project should be adequately addressed.
In view of the problems of treatment and disposal of municipal wastes (solid and liquid) in our cities and towns, which are only likely to increase with the growth of population and urbanization, an integrated approach to waste processing and treatment will be necessary, as brought out in the MSW Rules, 2000. Therefore, instead of focusing on individual technologies, it would be desirable to take an integrated approach to the management and treatment of MSW, which would necessitate deployment of more than one technology in tandem.
The selection of technology for the solid waste management depends upon the quality of waste to be treated and the local conditions. Therefore, for the segregated waste, which is dedicated in nature, the selection of technology is relatively easier and its performance and success is beyond doubt. Therefore, it is desirable to have solid waste segregated at source, which is also required as per the MSW Rules, 2000.
The Committee has also recommended that projects based on biomethanation of MSW should be taken up only on segregated/uniform waste unless it is demonstrated that in Indian conditions, the waste segregation plant/process can separate waste suitable for biomethanation.