Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has become the first metro system in India to receive power which is generated from a Waste to Energy plant. Continuing with its various environment friendly initiatives, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started receiving two MW of power from a 12 MW capacity Waste to Energy (WtE) plant of M/s East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) set up in Ghazipur. The plant is India’s first WtE facility that complies with European regulations.
DMRC has been receiving the power since the beginning of June 2019 from this facility which is being utilised at the Vinod Nagar Receiving Sub-station (RSS) of DMRC for meeting the operation requirements of Pink Line of Delhi Metro. DMRC will take approximately 17.5 MUs per annum from this plan.
The Delhi Metro has been working continuously towards the conservation of environment right since the inception of the organisation. It is the first ever rail-based organisation in the world to claim carbon credits. Currently, DMRC is producing 28 MW of solar power from the various roof top solar power plants, which have been set up in its stations, depots and residential premises. DMRC has also started to receive solar power from the off-site solar power plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh.