7019 State Route 374, PO Box 24, Chateaugay, NY 12920
ReEnergy Chateaugay, located near the Canadian border in Chateaugay, NY, (Franklin County), uses biomass as its primary fuel to produce approximately 154,000 net MWh of electricity each year — enough to supply about 20,000 homes. The facility also is permitted to use other fuels, including treated wood. At ReEnergy Chateaugay, steam that is produced is used to generate electricity, which is sold directly to customers such as utilities, energy services companies, and municipal co-ops.
The 21 MW facility, which opened in 1993, was acquired by ReEnergy in December 2011. ReEnergy Chateaugay is an important corporate citizen in Franklin County as it provides direct jobs at the facility, indirect jobs associated with the use of the forest residue fuel supply, and additional jobs tied to local goods and services related to the facility.
ReEnergy Chateaugay, like the other biomass-to-energy generation facilities in Maine and New York owned by ReEnergy, provides sustainable electricity from responsibly harvested green forest residue biomass, and unadulterated wood. This material otherwise would have been left to decompose on forest floors or in urban lots and in either case resulting in the production of harmful methane gases. In addition to the environmental benefits associated with biomass-to-energy, these facilities are very reasonably priced forms of renewable baseload energy.
James White, Vice President – Energy Operations
Mark Aanderud, Operations Manager
William Parker, Regional Environment Coordinator
Sam Demers, Regional Health and Safety Coordinator
Plant rated: 21 MW gross biomass energy
Fuel: Responsibly harvested green forest residue biomass, unadulterated and treated wood
7019 State Route 374
PO Box 24
Chateaugay, NY 12920