Southeastern Massachusetts – West Wareham, MA
Covanta Holding Corporation’s (CVA) southeastern Massachusetts facility is a 2,700 tons per day, 78 megawatt (or MW) plant servicing 60 communities around Cape Cod and the metropolitan Boston vicinity. The plant employs a technology called refuse derived fuels (or RDF). In RDF, municipal solid waste is shredded and dehydrated for use in a boiler for combustion. An agreement for sale of produced energy with a subsidiary of Eversource Energy (ES) will expire in 2017.
Delaware Valley – Chester, PA
Covanta Holding (CVA) purchased its Chester, Pennsylvania, project from GE Energy Financial Services (GE) in 2012. The plant has a capacity to process around 2,700 tons of waste per day and an electricity generation capacity of 87 megawatts (or MW). Atlantic City Electric Company is the purchaser of power from the project. The contract for waste service will expire in 2017, while the one for energy supply will expire in 2016.
Hempstead – Westbury, New York
Operating since 1989, the Hempstead plant is one of Covanta’s oldest incineration facilities. This 2,500 ton per day, 72 MW facility is located near Westbury, New York. Its waste service contracts are expiring in 2034, while its energy supply contract with the Long Island Power Authority is expiring in 2027.
Essex Country – Newark, New Jersey
Covanta’s 2,277 tons per day, 66 MW facility serves 22 municipalities in Essex County, New Jersey. Its contract for waste service is expiring in 2022. Electricity generated from the project is sold in a merchant market without any contract. FirstEnergy (FE) and Public Services Enterprises Group (PEG) are the utilities (XLU) operating in New Jersey.