Hampton/NASA Steam Plant

The Hampton/NASA Steam Plant is an award-winning facility that serves Hampton residents, the City of Poquoson, five federal installations, and the private sector.

Leaders from Brazil, Ukraine, Iceland, Japan, and other countries have traveled to see the plant and to explore waste-to-energy technology for their communities. Completed in 1980 in a partnership with the federal government, the plant has conserved millions of gallons of fuel oil, acres of landfill space, and saved the city millions of dollars in disposal cost.

In 2013, the Hampton/NASA Steam Plant won the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.

Get more information on the plant, its history, the process for turning trash into energy, and why it's important.

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