The SIDCUL approved BSR Green Energy, Waste to Energy project, will take care of waste generated by 18 urban local bodies, including Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Roorkee, Doiwala, Herbertpur, Vikasnagar and Haridwar. The government has earmarked about 10 acres in Roorkee for the project where the powerhouse will be built for dumping waste and generating electricity from it. These 18 urban bodies create a total of 550 tonnes of waste per day.
According to the agreement, the land at Roorkee will be made available free of cost to the company that is expected to produce around 25 MW that will be supplied to the state’s main grid. The pricing of the electricity thus generated will be decided between the Company and the Uttarakhand Electricity Regularity Commission (UERC), before the work for the project starts. The waste to energy project to be built with BSR Green Power, Hyderabad, will start operation in another 10 months. SIDCUL aims at earning royalty from waste to be used in the project for producing electricity. The royalty thus earned will be shared with the local bodies.