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 (Aroostook County), uses biomass to produce approximately 260,000 net megawatt-hours of electricity each year — enough to supply about 34,000 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 megawatt 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 provides electricity from sustainably harvested forest residue material and mill residue known as biomass. This forest material otherwise would be landfilled and/or left to decompose on forest floors or in urban lots, resulting in the production of methane, a greenhouse gas. Biomass power facilities enhance forest health, mitigate climate change, support jobs in the forest products industry, contribute to fuel diversity, and represent reasonably priced forms of renewable baseload energy.
ReEnergy Fort Fairfield has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard, which verifies that the facility’s biomass procurement program promotes land stewardship and responsible forestry practices.
|Scott Folnsbee, Facility Manager|
James White, Chief Operating Officer – Energy Operations
Mark Thibodeau, Regional Manager
William Parker, Regional Environmental Coordinator
Mark Rising, Manager – Health & Safety
Plant rated: 37 MW gross biomass energy
Permitted fuels include wood, saw mill residues, and whole tree chips.
78 Cheney Grove Rd.
PO Box 430
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742