Hyderabad, April 28
The Union Government is targeting to add 1,000 MW of power from industrial and commercial wastes in the next 10 years. Addressing a seminar here,
Mr R.C. Tiwari, Director at Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, said the potential for renewable energy
from this segment was pegged at 1,287 MW by the end of 2007 as against the capacity of 1,022 for 2001. The seminar
on `Recovery of energy from industrial waste and effluents'
was organised by NEDCAP (Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh). The
Ministry was focussing on a variety of areas to realise the 1,000-MW potential. The basket included maize starch
(from 84 MW in 2001 to 164 MW in 2007). Mr Lingaraj Panigrahi, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of NEDCAP, said projects with a total capacity of 164 MW had been approved.