120,000 Dubai homes to be powered per year by electricity produced from waste

The project called Waste to Energy (WTE), will treat 1.82 million tons of solid waste annually.

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120,000 Dubai homes to be powered per year by electricity produced from waste

Tens of thousands of homes across Dubai will be powered by clean energy converted from waste, all thanks to the world’s largest waste to energy facility that is being launched by the Dubai Municipality.

The new project, called Waste to Energy (WTE), will treat 1.82 million tons of solid waste annually, with a total net capacity of 171MW of electricity – an energy that is capable of powering 120,000 homes per year,(equivalent to 2,000 skyscrapers equal in proportion to Burj Khalifa).

The project, located at Warsan area, has been launched to promote sustainability of natural resources, to achieve Dubai Municipality’s goals and pillars of environmental pillars and divert 100 percent of waste from landfills by 2030.

The efforts of this landmark project is also in line with achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy of providing 75 per cent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources by 2050. More

By Sarwat Nasir – Sarwat@khaleejtimes.com