From garbage to energy

Municipal solid waste (MSW), which in crude terms is garbage, is a major nuisance for any country. Most have come up with municipal waste power plants to not only generate electricity but more importantly get rid of the garbage by burning it.

The power regulator, Nepra, recently announced the upfront tariff for MSW power projects in Pakistan, which is a welcome move. In its order, the regulator highlights that more than 20 million tons of MSW is produced in the country with a growth rate of almost 2.4 percent.

Published in Business Recorder, 19th January, 2018