Two Cos chosen for green power from urban waste


AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad-based Abellon CleanEnergy Ltd and Mumbai-based A2Z Maintenance BSE -1.31 % will build two green power projects in the city by using urban waste for generating electricity. 

The plants would get urban waste from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and take about two years to complete the project. The corporation will also provide land at a concessional rate and earn an annual fee from the private companies. 
AMC plans to set up four such power projects that would together generate 15-20MW in the city. 

Tanzanian company DB Shapriya & Co will construct one plant for A2Z Maintenance, an official email said. Abellon CleanEnergy did not respond to ET's email. Responding to an email query, Kishore Shapriya, chairman of DB Shapriya said "Yes, once the necessary clearances are at places, the construction activities will soon commence at Ahmedabad." 

AMC commissioner Guruprasad Mohapatra said the city generates 4,000 metric tonne urban waste daily. The plants will have an initial power generation capacity of 15-20 megawatts each and AMC has allocated 2,500 metric tonne to each of them. As per an estimate, 1,000 tonnes of waste is equivalent to 100 truckloads. 

DB Shapriya's India-based finance director, Tejas Chokshi said "We will use international construction standards to reduce maintenance and downtime as well as due increase life of the assets (plant)." 

According to the sources, estimated cost for setting up 2.5 MW would be Rs 25 crore, as standard cost for setting up 1MW is Rs 10 crore. The municipality has plans to set up four such power projects that would in total generate 15MW to 20MW from the waste collected in Ahmedabad city.