Plant Performance

Summary Specifications for the North Andover Facility are:

Operating Schedule 365 days/year, 24 hours/day
Processing Capacity 1,500 tons per day (TPD)
Service Area Northeastern Massachusetts
Number of Units Two 750 TPD
Electronic Generating Capacity 40 Megawatts (enough for 35,000 homes)
Electricity Customer New England Power Company PG&E
Air Quality Control 2 Acid Gas Scrubbers, 2 Fabric Filters, Non-Catalytic Reduction System, and Powered Activated Carbon Injection System
Number of Employees 48

The real-time data displayed on this site reveals actual tons of trash burned, pounds of steam produced, and kilowatt-hours of electricity generated by Wheelabrator North Andover. These statistics represent historical, from 1985 when the plant opened, and year-to-date milestones.

For your reference, one ton of trash is equal in energy content to nearly 1.6 barrels of imported oil. This ton of trash can generate enough electricity to light a 60 watt lightbulb for 10,450 hours or over a year!

Wheelabrator North Andover
285 Holt Rd.
North Andover, Massachusetts, U.S. 01845
Tel: 978.688.9011

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