Agreement will direct steam from Baltimore WTE plant to Veolia customers.
Veolia Energy North America, an operator and developer of energy solutions, and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., a waste-to-energy (WTE) company headquartered in Hampton, N.H., with operations in Baltimore since 1985, have renewed and extended their 28-year partnership. The two companies also have introduced the Green Steam project, which is steam generated by renewable energy that is produced by Wheelabrator’s Baltimore facility.
Wheelabrator is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management Inc., headquartered in Houston.
The Green Steam supplies close to 50 percent of the steam Veolia delivers through its Baltimore district energy system, which provides steam, and both hot and chilled water to customers in Baltimore.
“For more than 30 years Wheelabrator has been privileged to convert post-recycled everyday household waste from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and other areas of Maryland into green energy,” says Mark Weidman, president of Wheelabrator Technologies. “We are pleased to extend our 28-year partnership with Veolia Energy in its efforts to provide renewable ‘Green Steam’ to its Baltimore customers. The reliable delivery of clean energy such as steam to support local industry and economic growth is a business solution we hope to provide to additional customers in the future.”
Wheelabrator’s Baltimore WTE facility provides disposal for up to 2,250 tons per day of post-recycled municipal solid waste. The facility also generates enough clean energy to power about 68,000 homes and businesses.
In May 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed Senate Bill 690 in to law that expanded Tier 1 renewable sources to support the state’s renewable energy standard. The state has a goal of generating 20 percent of its energy from Tier 1 renewable resources by 2022 and intends to achieve that goal through as much in-state generation as possible.