Waste-to-Energy Power Plants in Florida
Bay County
Location: FL
Operator: Engen LLC
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW
Operation: 1987
Fuel: refuse, natural gas
Boiler/incinerator supplier: Westinghouse, Deltak
T/G supplier: Shin Nippon, Brush
EPC: Sanders & Thomas Inc, Danlei
Quick Facts: This 2-line WTE plant is just north of Panama City. It is owned by the Bay County Solid Waste DIvision. Througput for the rotary combustor is up to 500 tpd.

Photograph courtesy of virtualglobetrotting.com
Posted 12 Jul 2015

Lake County
Location: FL
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 14.5 MW
Operation: 1991
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator supplier: Zurn
T/G supplier: Dresser
EPC: NEPCO
Quick Facts: The facility processes about 530 tpd of MSW and sells electricity to Florida Power Corp. The waterwall furnaces have Martin reverse-reciprocating grates followed by semidry lime flue gas scrubbers, baghouses, and a mercury control system.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 17 May 2003

Lee County
Location: FL
Operator: Covanta Lee Inc
Configuration: 1 X 39.5 MW, 1 X 20 MW
Operation: 1994-2007
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator supplier: Martin, Distral, Riley
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: United Engineers & Constructors
Quick Facts: Before a 20-MW expansion, the facility processed up to 1,200 tpd of MSW from Hendry and Lee counties. Surplus electricity is sold to Seminole Electric Cooperative. The facility uses treated effluent from a nearby wastewater treatment plant for process water and is equipped with both ferrous and non-ferrous recovery systems to remove all metals from the residue. The original plant has two 600 tpd waterwall furnaces with reverse-reciprocating grates. On 30 Oct 2007, Unit-2 went online at Lee County as the first U.S. WTE plant built under the U.S. EPA New Source Performance Standards. The new unit, in planning and construction for 5yrs, adds an additional 636 tpd of treatment capacity and cost $120mn.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta
Posted 15 Dec 2007

Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No 1
Location: FL
Operator: Palm Beach Resource Recovery Corp (Babcock & Wilcox)
Configuration: 1 X 62 MW
Operation: 1989
Fuel: RDF
Boiler/incinerator supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: WHC, Brush
EPC: Bechtel
Quick Facts: This $189mn facility is owned by the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Co and processes up to 2,000 tpd of MSW. The plant has two ESPs and two dry scrubbers. B&W was awarded a 20yr contract O&M contract for the plant in 2009and subsequently refurbished the two power boilers.

Photograph courtesy of Babcock & Wilcox
Re-posted 22 Dec 2014

Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No 2
Location: FL
Operator: Palm Beach Resource Recovery Corp (Babcock & Wilcox)
Configuration: 1 X 95 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: RDF
Boiler/incinerator supplier: Volund
T/G supplier: GE, Andritz
EPC: B&W, KBR Power & Industrial, Arcadis
Quick Facts: This air-cooled project extension is owned by the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Co and will process up to 3,000 tpd of MSW in three mass burn boilers. The equipment contract was awarded in Apr 2011. APC equipment includes a spray dry absorber (SDA) system, pulse jet fabric filter, activated carbon injection, and SCR. PBREF No 2 also has a 2mn gal rainwater harvest tank. The new WTE is just north of the original installation and is expected to cost $674mn. Photo is from Dec 2014.

Photograph courtesy of SWA of Palm Beach County
Posted 22 Dec 2014

Pinellas County
Location: FL
Operator: Covanta Pinellas
Configuration: 1 X 26 MW, 1 X 51 MW
Operation: 1983-1986
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator supplier: Martin, Riley Stoker
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Procon, UOP, Rust, Wheelabrator
Quick Facts: Pinellas County RRF has a 15ac footprint within the 700 acre Pinellas County Solid Waste Management complex in St Petersburg, FL. The facility is owned by Pinellas County Covanta Pinellas assumed operational responsibility for the facility in Dec 2014. The plant has three 1,000 tpd lines. Back-end pollution control equipment includes dry scrubbers, fabric filters, carbon injection, and SNCR.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 4 Dec 2004

Wheelabrator McKay Bay
Location: FL
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies
Configuration: 1 X 22.2 MW
Operation: 1985
Fuel: refuse, natural gas
Boiler/incinerator supplier: Von Roll, Volund
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: WMI, Bechtel
Quick Facts: This WTE plant in Tampa sells electricty to Tampa Electric. Througput is up to 1,000 tpd.

Photograph by Nancy McCann and courtesy of www.tampagov.net
Posted 12 Jul 2015

Wheelabrator North Broward
Location: FL
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies
Configuration: 1 X 68 MW
Operation: 1991
Fuel: refuse, natural gas
Boiler/incinerator supplier: B&W, Von Roll
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Rust
Quick Facts: This three-line WTE plant is in Pompano Beach. Throughput is up to 2,250 tpd of MSW.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 14 Jan 2012

Wheelabrator Ridge
Location: FL
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW
Operation: 1994
Fuel: wood, tires, landfill gas
Boiler/incinerator supplier: Zurn
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: NEPCO
Quick Facts: Ridge burns urban wood wastes, tires, and landfill gas. The project developers signed a PPA with Florida Power Corp in Mar 1991, started construction in 1992, and completed the plant in 1994. Annual fuel burn is about 250,000 tons of wood and 35,000 tons of tires. Landfill gas provides 3-5% of the heat input. Equipment includes a traveling grate boiler, a dry lime scrubber, and a baghouse. The facility operates with zero water discharge.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 18 May 2003

   
Wheelabrator South Broward
Location: FL
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies
Configuration: 1 X 66 MW
Operation: 1991
Fuel: refuse, natural gas
Boiler/incinerator supplier: B&W, Von Roll
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Rust
Quick Facts: This three-line WTE plant is in Fort Lauderdale. Throughput is up to 2,250 tpd of MSW.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 14 Jan 2012

Abbreviations

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

Updated 18-Nov-2015

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