Quantum Biopower started its 1.2 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit Tuesday, adding a new source of renewable power to Southington, Connecticut. Officials from the Town of Southington were on hand for the official start of the generating unit.

Town Manager Matthew B. Galligan is working with Quantum Biopower to bring a bio-recycling facility to town.

West Hartford is partnering with waste-to-energy project developer Quantum BioPower, Covanta and a local hauler to see how the 15-week program involving 130 residents plays out.