The Karnataka Power Corporation (KPCL) will set up an 11.5 MW waste to energy (WTE) plant at the cost of Rs 260 crore in Bidadi, Karnataka in the next two years.
The plant will have indigenous products and equipment. The plant will need 600 tonne of segregated waste on a daily basis to produce power.
The letter of award for construction of the WTE plant has been awarded to Noida-based ISGEC Heavy Engineering, along with its consortium partner Hitachi Zosen India, which have the experience of setting up of over 900 WTE plants across the world.
The same consortium has set up a WTE plant in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, which has been running successfully for the last four years.