Covanta Fairfax County Resource Recovery Facility is an 80MW biopower project. It is located in Virginia, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 1990.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 80 80 Active Virginia, the US


The project is currently owned by Covanta Fairfax.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 80,000 households, offsetting 15,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Refuse which is a kind of municipal solid waste is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in June 1990.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Virginia Electric and Power under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

ABB was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 2 units of Condensing steam turbine turbines, each with 40MW nameplate capacity.

Martin supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 113.398TPH. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 865psig.


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