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Wheelabrator Westchester partners for renewable energy

Wheelabrator Westchester and White Plains Linen have entered into a renewable energy partnership in Peekskill, which will enable the New York county’s largest commercial laundry operation to reduce its carbon footprint by 90 percent.

Under a long-term supply agreement, steam from the Wheelabrator Westchester waste-to-energy plant is being piped directly to White Plains Linen’s adjacent commercial laundry facility via a newly-constructed steam line. White Plains Linen is converting its natural gas-fueled laundry equipment and room heating systems to steam. Now that the conversion is completed, White Plains Linen will significantly reduce the amount of natural gas it uses to make steam and hot water, from 1 million therms per year to less than 90,000 therms per year. This steep reduction in natural gas usage will eliminate 4,775 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually, equivalent to taking 995 passenger vehicles off the road.