Nepra grants generation licence to Lahore Xingzhong

40MW waste to energy based power plant,

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has granted generation licence to Lahore Xingzhong Renewable Energy Company (Private) Limited for setting up a 40.0 MW waste to energy based power plant at Lakhodair, district Lahore. This is in line with its efforts to promote renewable and indigenous resources for power generation. The project will deploy state-of-the-art incineration type generation facility and the most suitable waste to energy technology. It is relevant to highlight that the project will reduce 2,000 tons/day of the city’s municipal solid waste to generate electricity and is seemed as silver bullet to address the municipality’s waste and energy needs of the country.

In this regard, the NEPRA has already announced a competitive upfront tariff of US cents 10.007/kWh for waste to energy projects based on 25 years operational period, with overall capacity cap of 250 MW wherein share of each province and federal territory has been kept at 50 MW each. Successful implementation of the project will pave the way for other such initiatives to resolve pressing waste disposal problems and challenges of limited space for landfills and gas emissions resulting in cleaner cities and healthy life.