Hampton/NASA Steam Plant

steam plantThe 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, the 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 million gallons of fuel oil, acres of landfill space, and saved the city millions of dollars in disposal cost.

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


2013 Excellence Award (PDF) from Virginia's governor

In 2012, the Hampton/NASA Steam Plant won a top federal award for its new headquarters building. 


An aerial view and a look inside the Hampton/NASA Steam plant