Tony Davis, CBC News
'Take advantage of the municipal waste that is still going to landfill and generate thermal energy from that'
The federal government is contributing $3.5 million to upgrade and expand a 35-year-old waste-to-energy system in Charlottetown owned by Enwave Energy Corporation.
The company operates the system, which provides 125 buildings, such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with thermal energy from burned waste.
The upgrade will include a larger furnace, the addition of a heat recovery boiler and air pollution controls.
The facility has been incinerating black bin waste from Kings and Queens counties to produce energy and with the expansion, black bin waste from Prince County will also be sent to there.