Renewable Energy: Waste-to-Energy
LCSWMA owns both the Lancaster Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility, located in Bainbridge, PA, and the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC), located in Harrisburg, PA. LCSWMA contracts with Covanta Energy to operate the facilities.
The waste-to-energy process generates renewable energy through a mass burn combustion system that burns everyday trash. This waste burns at high enough temperatures to convert water into steam that drives a turbine to create electricity. A very small portion (about 10%) of the energy generated at each facility is used for site operations, while the majority (about 90%) is sold for revenue.
To learn more about this process, visit: www.covantaenergy.com