Sindh setting up two waste-to-energy plants

Projects costing $500m will start producing power by end of 2023


Our Correspondent October 05, 2022

KARACHI:

The Sindh government has started work on setting up two waste-to-energy plants at an estimated cost of $250 million each and is targeting to produce electricity by the end of December 2023.

The provincial government is facilitating two foreign companies – a Dutch and a US firm – for developing the projects in Karachi.

Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh presided over a meeting to review progress on the projects, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.

The meeting was informed that the two plants would be completed by the end of 2023. They will start generating electricity on a commercial basis. Each plant has a production capacity of 50 megawatts.

It was further briefed that the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board had provided space and assurance of waste supply for the plants. Work on a feasibility report and relevant regulations is continuing on a fast track.

The meeting was informed that discussions would begin soon for the potential buyer of electricity to be generated from the waste-run plants.

Shaikh gave directives that the two companies should speed up their work and try to make the plants operational as soon as possible.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2022.

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