Wheelabrator to close Claremont facility

Economic factors lead to tough decision

Claremont , N.H. On July 31, Wheelabrator Technologies announced it would be closing its waste-to-energy plant in Claremont, located in western New Hampshire, releasing this statement:

“Wheelabrator’s 200 ton-per-day waste-to-energy facility in Claremont will be taken out of service September 30, 2013, after nearly 27 years of successful operation. Several factors led to this difficult business decision, including economic conditions in both the waste and energy markets, a constrained transportation network in the remote region of New Hampshire near the Vermont border and a lack of economies of scale inherent in a small power plant, which operates at a fraction of the size of Wheelabrator’s 16 other facilities.”