In this room, you can see a large metal box, which is one of three boilers. The boilers or furnaces burn between 800°F and 2000°F. That’s hotter than lava! Each day, 1,000 tons of waste is put in each boiler. The heat from this combustion super heats water in pipes, and the steam is used to spin a turbine that generates electricity. Renewable Energy Facility 2 alone generates enough electricity to power about 44,000 homes.