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”).

JDO_9881At the waste processing facility, materials delivered to the RRF are processed into RDF fuel.
PBF-Fire_JDO_9974That RDF fuel is then conveyed to the power block facility where it is combusted and used to generate steam.
PBF-Turbine Hall_JDO_0003That steam feeds two generators. Each year, these generators produce almost 500 million kilowatt hours of renewable electricity.
winter houseThis 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.