ReEnergy retrofits, opens Ft. Drum plant
ReEnergy Holding’s 60 MW Black River plant in Fort Drum, N.Y., has celebrated its grand opening. ReEnergy acquired the facility in 2011 and retrofitted it to burn biomass as its primary fuel, rather than coal. The plant will sell renewable energy credits to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority under New York’s renewable portfolio standard.
The company has also announced five of its plants in Maine and New York, have achieved certification under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. In addition to the Black River facility and the 22 MW ReEnergy Lyonsdale plant in Lyons Falls, N.Y., they are: the 37 MW Renewable Fort Fairfield plant, the 39 MW ReEnergy Livermore Falls plant, and the 48 MW ReEnergy Stratton plant, all in Maine. ReEnergy is the first company solely devoted to electricity production to be certified under the SFI Standard.