250 kw power daily in Yediyur ward from wet waste to illuminate gardens

Bengaluru: Yediyur ward, known as the “Model ward” in the city with many firsts to its credit in implementing 32 diverse projects, now generates 250 kw power daily by using wet waste to illuminate several gardens and buildings under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

A plant to generate 250 kw of power by using 4.5 metric tonne wet waste collected daily in the ward limits, was inaugurated by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and local MP Ananth Kumar today. The 5-tonne capacity Bio-Methanisation plant near South End Circle will convert wet waste to methane first.

The ward aims to become self reliant in terms of power supply to gardens and buildings owned by BBMP by April end this year to save the civic agency from ever increasing power bills.

The BBMP had kicked off a project for setting up the plant in the ward, which falls under the Padmanabhnagar Assembly Constituency, home constituency of former deputy chief minister R Ashoka.

Presently Ambara Chumbana clock tower, Navathare Badminton Academy, Ranadheera Kanteerava Garden, Chandavalliya Thota , Chaitanya, Dhanwanthri, Sanjeevini Garden lights are illuminated using the power generated from the plant. In addition, the plant supplies power to 1 km footpath stretch in the area apart from running six borewells under ward’s limits.

In addition, a solar power generating unit using solar panels has been planned atop a building costing Rs 15 Lakh in an environmental friendly stretch connecting Dhanwanthri Garden and Sanjeevini Garden.

With the power generated within the ward limits, authorities aim to delink the BESCOM power supply by April end as the entire power needs will be met by the environmental friendly power. A total of 11 gardens and 17 buildings are likely to use the power generated and once implemented will become the first self-reliant ward in the entire southern region of the country.

Mayor Samapth Raj, Yediyur ward corporator N R Ramesh and BBMP Councillor Poornima Ramesh were present among others at the inaugural.

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