Waste to Energy power plant in Addu will be operational by end of July: Environment Ministry

The waste-to-energy power plant in Addu City will be operational by end of July, Environment Ministry said.

Speaking to 'One' regarding the ongoing works at the power plant site, State Minister for Environment Ministry Ali Solih said on Thursday that the waste energy plant required for 'Addu City Regional Waste Management Facility' has arrived in Maldives. He added that 95% of works on the power plant are complete.

"The waste intake building works are currently ongoing in the control building at the plant," State Minister Ali Solih said.

He added that the plant can convert 50 tons of waste into energy daily and generate 1.5mw of electricity as well. He further added that 1mw of power generated from the plant will be added to the main power grid in Addu City and the remaining 500kw will be used to power the waste management facility.

Ali Solih stated that the Ministry is working to ensure the power plant is operational by end of July.