27 Fox Farm Rd. PO Box 140 Stratton, ME 04982
ReEnergy Stratton, located in Stratton, ME, uses biomass as its primary fuel to produce approximately 355,000 net megawatt-hours of electricity each year — enough to supply about 46,000 homes. At ReEnergy Stratton, some of the electricity that is produced is sold to a local business while the balance is sold directly to other customers such as utilities, energy services companies, and municipal co-ops.
The 48 megawatt facility, which opened in 1989, was acquired by ReEnergy in December 2011. ReEnergy Stratton 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 Stratton provides electricity from sustainably harvested forest residue material and mill residue known as biomass. This 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 Stratton 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.
|Mark Thibodeau, Facility and Regional Manager|
Plant rated: 48 MW gross biomass energy
Permitted fuels include wood (sawmill residues, whole tree chips, other wood fuels), and processed construction and demolition wood.
27 Fox Farm Rd.
PO Box 140
Stratton, ME 04982