Lahore to get 40MW waste-to-energy plant

Having received formal permission in July this year by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to generate electricity from solid waste and garbage, a Chinese firm and the Punjab government inked a pact to establish a 40 megawatt (MW) waste to energy incineration plant on 52 hectares around Lahore, as per a report in The News International.

The municipal solid waste contains plants or animal products, materials such as paper, cardboard, food waste, grass clippings, leaves, wood, glass, metals, leather products, plastics and other synthetic materials made from petroleum. Senior Punjab Minister Abdul Aleem Khan hoped the project would start producing energy within 22 months, according to the report. On July 16, 2018, NEPRA had announced that the project would reduce 2000 tons of Lahore city’s municipal solid waste per day to generate electricity.