MESys opens new pellet distribution facility

By Erin Voegele | January 13, 2017

Maine Energy Systems celebrated the opening of its new wood pellet distribution facility and heating equipment showroom in November with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the project site in North Oxford, Massachusetts. The new location joins MESys’ original pellet distribution facility in Bethel, Maine.

According to BJ Otten, chief operating officer of the company, the project was built with the intention of expanding the availability of pellet fuel to a marketplace in Massachusetts and supporting the efforts of the commonwealth. “They are certainly promoting wood pellet central heating with their grant programs and clean energy initiatives,” Otten said. “This was a side piece to validate and support that program.”

MESys received an $806,000 grant from the state’s Department of Energy Resources’ Renewable Thermal Business Investment Financing Program to support development of the facility.