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A 10 MW system at Indira Gandhi International Airport is expected to reduce overflow at landfills.

Private-sector Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) was granted a contract in 2006 to operate and improve the airport for 30 years. DIAL is a joint venture of GMR Group, Airports Authority of India, Fraport, and Eraman Malaysia.

DIAL said it has established a partnership with GMR Energy and SELCO International to build a Rs 1.4 billion ($28.6 million) plant that generates energy using municipal waste. The plant, to be built on 5.7 acres, is expected to be commissioned in late 2010.

The operators say the plant could put an end to electricity blackouts at the airport, as well as provide excess power to the electric grid. The plant is expected to have a generating capacity of 10 megawatts, with about half to be sold outside

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