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Energy-from-Waste  Facility

Covanta Dade Renewable Energy
Doral, Florida

Covanta Dade Renewable Energy operates the Energy-from-Waste facility for Miami-Dade County, FL. The facility began commercial operations in 1982 and serves the municipal waste disposal needs of the residents of Miami-Dade County, FL. The facility processes 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day and 1,200 tons-per-day of biomass fuel, generating 77 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity from two 38.5 MW turbine generators. The facility has been designated a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the facility’s Environmental Management System was also awarded ISO-14001 certification, an environmental management system standard offered by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Approximately 26,000 tons of ferrous (steel) metal and 2,000 tons of non-ferrous (tin, copper) metal are recovered and recycled by the facility each year.

Technical Data

Facility Address:

6990 NW 97th Avenue
Doral, Florida 33178-2500
(305) 593-7000

Site:

160 acres owned by Miami-Dade County

Commercial Operation:

June 1982

Energy-from-Waste system:

Four 648 ton-per-day Zurn Resource Derived Fuel (RDF) Spreader Stoker
Combustion grates and water wall furnaces

Boiler Design: 

625 pounds per square inch gauge (psig)/730°F at the superheater outlet

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Spray dryer absorbers, fabric filter baghouses, activated carbon injection, nitrogen oxide reduction and continuous emissions monitoring systems

Rated Refuse Capacity:

3,000 tons per day of municipal solid waste and 1,200 tons-per-day of biomass fuel

Energy Generation @ Rated Capacity:

77.0 megawatts of electricity from two 38.5 megawatt condensing steam turbine generators

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