Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology has announced it he installation of the waste-to-energy plant at the regional waste management facility in Addu City has commenced.
South Korean joint venture company Lotus Kunwar is set to establish the waste-to-energy facility in Addu City. The project is being funded with USD16 million from the Maldives Green Fund. The machinery and incinerators needed to burn waste for energy generation were designed and produced abroad.
The environment ministry stated the waste-to-energy plant will burn 50 tonnes of waste per day and generate 1.5MW of electricity per hour in Addu. The ministry also stated the facility will be connected to the power grid of State Electric Company Limited (STELCO).