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Honolulu breaks ground on waste-to-energy power expansion

KAPOLEI (HawaiiNewsNow) – The City of Honolulu Monday broke ground on an expansion to the city's H-POWER waste-to-energy facility in Campbell Industrial Park. The facility, which converts solid waste to electricity, will generate enough power to supply 25,000 additional homes.

The expanded capacity will increase the overall capacity of the H-POWER facility by 40%. It is expected to go online in 24-34 months. When complete, the expanded power plant will generate 6% of Oahu's electricity.

The project is being designed and built by the New Jersey-based Covanta Energy Corporation, who will also continue to operate the entire facility for 20 years after the completion of the expansion.

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