To capitalize on our sustainability target triple benefit, Covanta has completed 25 efficiency improvement projects across 16 of our North American facilities since we announced this sustainability target in 2012. In several cases, we have partnered with local utilities to make certain projects financially viable. We estimate these projects have helped us save the equivalent of 38,700 MWh of electricity—enough electricity to supply more than 3,300 homes for a year.
A few of our notable energy efficiency accomplishments
We have nearly 20 additional projects approved, in progress or in planning stages. These projects are expected to deliver another 23,000 MWh in energy savings. And several new projects are in the planning and investigation stages, from the installation of higher efficiency air compressors to the evaluation of diesel additives that would conserve fuel in our mobile equipment fleet.