Will process 2 MT of wet waste to generate 300 units of power per day
The BMC has commissioned its first mini waste-to-energy plant at Haji Ali, which will convert two metric tonnes of wet waste into 300 units of electricity per day. The power generated at the Rs 95-lakh plant will be used for street-lighting of the area and lighting a local garden.
The two metric tonnes per day capacity waste-to-energy bio-methanation plant has been installed on an abandoned space behind the municipal chowky and toilet block at Haji Ali.
The Haji Ali plant will need around 2,000 litres of water per day to process two metric tonnes of wet waste.
Mumbai generates 7,000-8,000 metric tonnes of garbage every day. The BMC sends solid waste to dumping grounds in Deonar and Kanjurmarg; it has already begun the process of scientific closure of the Mulund dumping ground.