The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday commissioned its first mini waste-to-energy plant at Haji Ali in Mumbai, which will convert two metric tonnes of wet waste into 300 units of electricity per day. The Rs 95-lakh plant is expected to generate enough power to support the street lighting of the area as well as a local garden. This is the first decentralized organic waste processing centre set up in Mumbai and there are plans to start such a project in other municipal wards as well.
State environment minister Aditya Thackeray today inaugurated the first-of-its kind mini waste-to-energy plant at Haji Ali in Mumbai which has been developed by BMC in collaboration with AeroCare Clean Energy. In a tweet, Mr. Thackeray said this project will generate electricity by processing 2 Metric Tonnes of wet waste every day. He further said with a capacity to generate 110 cubic meters of gas & 250 units of electricity from 1 Metric Tonnes of waste, this redefines sustainable green solutions in the city. This project will not only help in reducing the load on the dumping grounds but also help in reducing carbon emissions and increase the use of clean and renewable energy.