For the first time in the history of the country, the government of Pakistan has given a green signal to a Chinese company to generate electricity from the municipal solid waste, media reported on Monday.
The National Electric Power Regularity Authority (NEPRA) has issued a license to Lahore Xingzhong Renewable Energy Company (private) Limited to generate power in Pakistan from trash.
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The Private Limited Company has announced to generate 40MW power from the waste and the power plant is situated in Lakhodair area of Lahore. Lahore’s area Lakhodair has expanded on 52 hectares of land and becomes Pakistan’s first ever scientific disposal site. It was established in April of 2016.
According to the NEPRA, the project will help to reduce almost 2000 tons of the city’s municipal solid waste per day to generate electricity. The NEPRA has also defined the price of the solid waste power at Rs 10.31 per unit.
The government has issued the license to the company in an aim to generate the cheap power in the country as Pakistan is currently facing a major electricity crisis due to the diminishing of natural resources in the country.