Waste-to-Energy Power Plants in Connecticut & Massachusetts
Bristol
Location: CT
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 16 MW
Operation: 1988
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Ogden Martin
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & Roe, J A Jones
Quick Facts: Bristol RRF began commercial operations in May 1988. The facility has two, 358tpd stoker grate, waterwall combustors, lime spray dryer absorbers, baghouses, SNCR, and carbon injection systems. Electricity is delivered to Connecticut Light and Power’s Forestville Substation. The plant is owned and operated by Covanta, which has a 25yr agreement with the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility Operating Committee (BRRFOC) representing the towns of Berlin, Branford, Bristol, Burlington, Hartland, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington, Seymour, Warren, Washington, and Wolcott. The towns have a combined population of about 300,000. In Mar 2006, Bristol RRF received "VPP STAR" designation from OSHA.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 1 Mar 2008

Haverhill
Location: MA
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 48 MW
Operation: 1989
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Ogden Martin, Zurn
T/G supplier: MHI, Brush
EPC: Stone & Webster, Kiewit
Quick Facts: Haverhill has two 850-tpd processing lines, ferrous and non-ferrous collection systems, and an air-cooled condenser. Back-end pollution control equipment includes semidry lime gas scrubber systems, baghouses, and mercury control systems.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta
Re-posted 2 Mar 2008

ReEnergy Sterling
Location: CT
Operator: ReEnergy Holdings LLC
Configuration: 1 X 31.3 MW
Operation: 1991
Fuel: tires
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Zurn
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: NEPCO
Quick Facts: This $110mn plant was originally developed by CMS Energy as Exeter Energy. It is the largest waste tire-fueled generating plant in the world and burns about 10mn tires a year trucked in by suppliers from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. ReEnergy purchased the plant in Jan 2011, by which time it had burned almost 200mn tires. The material handling and processing systems have been modified to burn whole tires as well as shredded tires. The plant has an ESP and wet scrubber, and air-cooling.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 18 May 2003

Southeast Connecticut
Location: CT
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 18 MW
Operation: 1992
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: Delaval
EPC: Ford Bacon & Davis, Clark-Kenith
Quick Facts: The Southeastern Connecticut RRF in Preston opened in 1991 with a 25yr MSW disposal agreement for the towns comprising the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resources Recovery Authority. The facility received OSHA Star designation in 1995 and was recertified in 1998. It has two 345tpd Duesseldorf Roller Grate treatment lines with dry scubbers, baghouses, and activated carbon injection systems. Electricity is sold to Connecticut Light & Power. The stack height is 240ft.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 9 Mar 2008

SEMASS
Location: MA
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 54 MW, 1 X 30 MW
Operation: 1989-1994
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Riley Stoker
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick Facts: SEMASS RRF is on a 95ac site and uses a shred-and-burn technology to process about 1mn tpd of MSW from 60 towns in southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and metropolitan Boston. This is around 20% of all the MSW produced in the state. The facility also recovers nearly 50,000t of recyclable metals. SEMASS received the American Academy of Environmental Engineers' Honor Award and a solid waste facility Honorable Mention recognition award from ASME in 2007. The plant received OSHA Star facility designation in 2000 and was recertified as a VPP Star in 2003. Treamtment lines 1&2 have dry scrubbers with an ESP and COHPAC baghouse, along with carbon injection. Unit 3 uses a dry scrubber and baghouse. The stack height is 345ft.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 9 Mar 2008

Wheelabrator Bridegport
Location: CT
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies
Configuration: 1 X 67 MW
Operation: 1988
Fuel: refuse, natural gas
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: B&W, Von Roll
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Rust International Corp
Quick Facts: This plant has three 750-tpd processing lines, reciprocating grate furnaces, and ferrous and non-ferrous collection systems. Back-end pollution control equipment includes dry scrubbers, baghouses, SNCR, and carbon injection. Power is sold into the grid.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 25 Jun 2005

Wheelabrator Lisbon
Location: CT
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW
Operation: 1992
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Shin Nippon, Brush
EPC: FW
Quick Facts: This project processes up to 500 tpd of MSW from municipalities in eastern Connecticut.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 1 Jan 2012

Wheelabrator Millbury
Location: MA
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Configuration: 1 X 46 MW
Operation: 1988
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: B&W, Von Roll
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Rust
Quick Facts: This project processes up to 1,500 tpd of MSW from over 30 communities in central Massachusetts.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 1 Jan 2012

Wheelabrator North Andover
Location: MA
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Configuration: 1 X 40 MW
Operation: 1985
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Riley Stoker
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Rust
Quick Facts: This project can process up to 1,500 tpd of MSW from 20 communities on the North Shore.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 2 Jan 2012

   
  Wheelabrator Saugus
Location: MA
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Configuration: 1 X 38 MW
Operation: 1975
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Rust, Deutsche Babcock
Quick Facts: This two-line plant in Saugus is considered the first commercially successful WTE facility in the USA. The plant can process up to 1,500 tpd of MSW from 10 communities on the North Shore.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 1 Jan 2012

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 11-Dec-2015

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