The City & County of Honolulu was honored with two prestigious awards this summer in recognition of H-POWER’s commitment to sustainable solid waste disposal. Honolulu received the 2016 City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and, for the second time in three years, Honolulu’s waste-to-energy facility, H-POWER, won the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Gold Excellence Award in the waste-to-energy category. Honolulu’s H-POWER facility successfully combines refuse-derived fuel and mass burn technologies – an achievement that has put it at the forefront of waste-to-energy innovation.
In a statement, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell commended H-POWER’s commitment to meeting Oahu’s waste management and energy needs. “With the addition of a third boiler and a sludge intake facility at our nation-leading waste-to-energy plant, we are now diverting nearly 80 percent of our municipal waste stream from Oahu’s only landfill, and making great strides toward Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.”
The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ City Livability Awards Program recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities. Click here to view the City Livability Award Video.
The (SWANA) Waste-to-Energy Gold Award recognizes excellence in the design, management and operations of projects that produce renewable energy from solid waste, whether through direct combustion or through other methods. Click here to view the 2016 Excellence Award Entry.