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City might owe HPOWER $2M

The administration is in talks with the contractor after shorting it on trash

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2014

~~<p>The city could be on the hook for as much as $2 million for not handing over enough trash to the operators of the HPOWER waste-to-energy plant, a Honolulu City Council committee was told Wednesday.</p>
<p>The city's contract with Covanta Energy Co. guarantees that 800,000 tons of trash move through the three boilers that make up the HPOWER facility at Campbell Industrial Park. Energy generated by the incinerator-type operation is sold to Hawaiian Electric Co. with the proceeds split between the city and Covanta.</p>
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The city could be on the hook for as much as $2 million for not handing over enough trash to the operators of the HPOWER waste-to-energy plant, a Honolulu City Council committee was told Wednesday.

The city's contract with Covanta Energy Co. guarantees that 800,000 tons of trash move through the three boilers that make up the HPOWER facility at Campbell Industrial Park. Energy generated by the incinerator-type operation is sold to Hawaiian Electric Co. with the proceeds split between the city and Covanta. Login for more...



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