Covanta Harrisburg Biomass Power Plant is a 21.8MW biopower project. It is located in Pennsylvania, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in September 1972.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 21.8 21.8 Active Pennsylvania, the US


Covanta Harrisburg and Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority are currently owning the project.

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 September 1972.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to PPL under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Dresser-Rand was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 turbine with 23.7MW nameplate capacity.

Covanta Harrisburg and Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.


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