For the first time in Pakistan, the government has issued licence to a Chines company for power generation from municipal solid waste, SAMAA reported Monday.
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has issued the licence to Lahore Xingzhong Renewable Energy Company (Private) Limited.
The company will establish a 40 MW waste to energy based power plant in Lakhodair area of Lahore.
Expanded on 52 hectares of land, Lakhodair hosts Pakistan’s first ever scientific disposal site. It was made operational in April 2016.
The project will reduce 2000 tons of the city’s municipal solid waste per day to generate electricity, according to Nepra.
The Nepra has set the tariff of solid waste electricity at Rs.10.31 per unit.
The issuance of licence is considered to be a breakthrough in the cheap power generation by Pakistan as the country is facing a major energy crisis due to dwindling natural resources.