Five Key Performance Indicators for a Waste-to-Energy Facility

Boiler steam load: The steam output capacity of each boiler. This indicator drives a facility’s energy output and revenues.

Boiler mass load: Tonnage capacity of throughput of each boiler. This indicator drives tipping revenue of a WTE Facility. Waste heating value and boiler design will affect this performance indicator.

Boiler availability: Unscheduled downtime caused by breakdowns and planned outages drives this indicator.

Steam cycle efficiency: The efficiency of converting steam into electricity. Internal steam usage and turbine performance affect this indicator.

Internal electricity usage: Electricity used for a facility’s internal needs will decrease the amount of power available for sale.