K-Electric & Engro to construct Karachi’s first waste-to-energy plant
According to reports, Karachi has the potential to generate electricity more than 200MW as it daily generates solid waste around 12,000 to 15,000.
A memorandum has been signed to construct an energy plant to convert municipal solid waste into a renewable resource of energy.
With the help of this project, every day the solid waste of Karachi will be reduced by 3,000 tons to produce electricity.
In order to reduce the impact of climate change, K-Electric and Engro Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The memorandum has been signed to construct an energy plant at a projected cost of $175 million. This plant will help convert municipal solid waste into an indigenous and renewable resource of energy.
Moonis Alvi, CEO, KE and Ahsan Zafar Syed, CEO, Engro Energy MoU at KE’s head office signed the MoU on Monday. With the help of this project, every day, the solid waste of Karachi will be reduced by 3,000 tons to produce electricity.
Moonis Alvi, CEO KE said,
“KE is committed to providing clean, reliable and affordable energy for the sustainable development of the city. The signing of this MoU today is yet another testament of our efforts towards a cleaner and greener Karachi”.
Potential to generate electricity:
According to the reports, Karachi has the potential to generate electricity more than 200MW as it generates solid waste around 12,000 to 15,000 tonnes daily.
Ahsan Zafar Syed, CEO of Engro Energy said, “Engro is always at the forefront of solving the pressing issues of our time and one such challenge that our country faces is waste management in our cities”.
This project will not only generate electricity but will also help to clean the environment of the city of over 20 million people. Researches in the form of surveys will also be performed to know about the availability of solid waste.
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