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The BMC has proposed in its Budget to generate 104MW electricity, which includes 20MW from the hydro electric power plant, 80MW from solar and 4MW from the waste-to-energy project at Govandi.
“A budget provision of Rs 10 crore is proposed in 2022-23 for a hybrid energy project-20MW installed capacity of the hydro electric power plant and 80MW installed capacity of floating solar (photovoltaic) power project at Middle Vaitarna dam,” said civic chief I S Chahal, adding, “A budget provision of Rs 75 crore is proposed for development of waste-to-energy projects at Deonar dumping ground.”
The power generated will be utilised for BMC installations such as water treatment plants at Pise Panjrapur Complex, Bhandup complex, sewage treatment plants and other installations having more than 1MW power consumption, he said.
The power will be utilised through MSEDCL’s grid (via open access) and since the BMC will generate electricity, it will get a concession in the power bills. This will help reduce the electricity bills by approximately Rs 24 crore per year.
In case of Deonar dumping ground, about 600 TPD (tonne per day) municipal solid waste will be processed to generate about 4MW energy from waste-to-energy project.