Covanta completes Honolulu energy-from-waste facility expansion

Covanta Energy Corp. (NYSE: CVA) has completed the expansion of the H-POWER Energy-from-Waste facility, owned by the city and county of Honolulu. Covanta Energy is the designer, builder and operator of the facility.

The expansion added a third boiler, which increases the facility's capacity by 900 tons of municipal solid waste per day. This brings the facility's total daily capacity to 3,000 tons and allows Covanta to now process all of the island's post-recycled municipal solid waste at the facility, diverting waste from landfills. The expansion will also enable the facility to produce approximately 90 MW of renewable energy (gross generation) – close to eight percent of Oahu's total power needs.

The completed expansion project also marks the commencement of a new 20 year operating agreement with the city and county. Covanta began operating the H-POWER facility in 1990.

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