Posted by: opala808 | November 20, 2014

H-Power wins SWANA Award

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In recognition of its commitment to sustainable waste disposal, the City and County of Honolulu’s H-POWER Waste-to-Energy Facility was named the winner of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) 2014 Gold Excellence Award.  The award was presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON©, in Grapevine, Texas.

In a statement, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell recognized H-POWER and its commitment to providing a sustainable solution to Oahu’s energy and waste management needs.  “Converting opala into renewable energy, eliminating the need for 1 million barrels of imported oil annually, and generating revenue through energy sales to HECO make H-POWER an integral part of the city’s sustainable future.”

SWANA’s Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound solid waste management.

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