GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
RAJYA SABHA QUESTION NO. 381 ANSWERED ON 06.02.2017
Waste to energy plants at Visakhapatnam
Shri V. Vijayasai Reddy
Will the Minister of NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY be pleased to state :-
(a): whether it is a fact that waste-to-energy plants with a proposed capacity of 15 MW at Visakhapatnam is under construction;
(c): whether there are any other such plants in Andhra Pradesh under construction; and
(b): if so, the details and progress of the construction;
(d): if so, the details thereof with anticipated date of completion of the projects?
MINISTER OF STATE FOR POWER, COAL, NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY AND MINES (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) (SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a): Yes, Sir.
(b): The developer has entered into an agreement with Visakhapatnam Greater Municipal Corporation for supply of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and requisite land has been allotted to the developer on lease rent basis. The developer has also entered into Power Purchase Agreement with the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL). The developer is also obtaining other statutory clearances as per MSW Rules 2000. The project is expected to be completed within 28 months from the date of agreement.
(c) & (d): Eight Waste to Energy plants of 47 MW cumulative capacities have also been sanctioned by the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd. (NREDCAP) and these projects have also entered into the Concession Agreement with the concerned Urban Local Bodies. Details of such Waste to Energy plants in Andhra Pradesh are given at Annexure, these plants are expected to be completed within 28 months from the date of agreement.