Hyderabad MSW commissions first WTE plant, plans more

16 November 2020

The Hyderabad MSW Energy Solutions, a special purpose vehicle of Ramky Enviro Engineers, has commissioned a 19.8 MW capacity waste-to-energy plant in Phase-I at Jawahar Nagar in Telangana. 

The company plans to further expand its capacity. This is the first waste-to-energy plant to be commissioned in Southern India which deploys thermal combustion to dispose of the refuse derived fuel (RDF) and generates power.

Phase-I of the project comprises two RDF-fired boilers. The plant is equipped with a multi-stage Flue Gas Cleaning System. The facility uses an air-cooled condenser that helps conserve water.

The company has a power purchase agreement (PPA) with TS Transco. The plant uses the Reciprocating Grate technology sourced from Belgium.

Following synchronisation of the plant after a trial run on 20 August 2020, the unit has generated around 15 MU of electricity with one boiler.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has assessed the potential at 98 MW of waste-to-energy capacity in the metropolis over the next five years.

The state government was requested to grant permission to raise the waste-to-energy capacity at Jawahar Nagar to 48 MW in Phase-II as originally proposed when the company secured various clearances.

Apart from obtaining a nod from the state for expansion of the plant under Phase-II, it is also proposed to establish another 14.5 MW waste-to-energy plant at Dundigal.