The Resource Recovery Facility (“RRF”) is the result of a decades-old innovation. An obsolete coal-fired power plant was retrofitted to allow it to generate energy from a renewable waste-based fuel known as refuse-derived fuel (“RDF”).
|At the waste processing facility, materials delivered to the RRF are processed into RDF fuel.|
|That RDF fuel is then conveyed to the power block facility where it is combusted and used to generate steam.|
|That steam feeds two generators. Each year, these generators produce almost 500 million kilowatt hours of renewable electricity.|
|This renewable energy is enough to supply all the electrical needs of the facility and send enough electricity to the grid to power more than 35,000 Connecticut homes.|