The escalation in the level of municipal solid waste generation by mankind is the index of using natural resources in an unsustainable and ineffective manner while that pattern has continued and paved its way to the exhaustion of the natural resources and environmental changes. Pakistan is not confronted solely by the increase in population growth like the other developing countries but it has also an escalation in its Municipal Solid waste (MSW) generation. The concerned municipal corporation authorities are incapable to cope up with due to a boost in the increased urbanization. Energy from waste being renewable energy can generate a good enough amount of electricity; reduces greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste minimization as well as it’s a good source for a circular economy. RETScreen Expert Software support tool has been used in this study to determine the prefeasibility analysis of electricity generation from Peshawar city municipal solid wastes suggesting power plant having capacity assumed to be of 10 MW using city mix municipal solid waste it’s being analyzed that for a 10 MW system which can export 74,816 MWh of electricity to the grid and the revenue generation from that will be 11,970,503 CAD. While the GHG emission reduction would be 32,598 tons of CO2 having a simple payback period of 7.7 years with a cost to benefit ratio of 1.5 hence from the result its recommended to have a waste to energy facility for the Peshawar city municipal solid waste.
Muhammad Shabir khan Muhammad Raheel Muhammad humayun and Muhammad Naeem khan Prefeasibility Analysis of Electric Power Generation from Municipal Solid Waste using RETScreen:A International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 6 Issue 12 PP. 570-575 December 2019
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