Cheney Grove Road, PO Box 430, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742
ReEnergy Fort Fairfield
ReEnergy Fort Fairfield, located near the Canadian border in Fort Fairfield, ME, (approximately 11 miles from Presque Isle in Aroostook County), uses biomass as its primary fuel to produce approximately 260,000 MWh of electricity each year — enough to supply nearly 32,000 homes. At ReEnergy Fort Fairfield, steam that is produced is used to generate electricity, which is sold directly to customers such as electrical utilities.
The 37 MW facility, which opened in 1987, was acquired by ReEnergy in December 2011. ReEnergy Fort Fairfield is an important corporate citizen in Aroostook 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 Fort Fairfield, 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 base-load energy.
James White, Vice President – Energy Operations
Robert Bruce, Facility Manager
William Parker, Regional Environment Coordinator
Sam Demers, Regional Health and Safety Coordinator
Plant rated: 37 MW gross biomass energy
Fuel: Responsibly harvested green forest residue biomass and unadulterated wood
Cheney Grove Rd.
PO Box 430
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742