ReEnergy Holdings to Acquire Biomass-to-Energy Portfolio in Maine and New York from Boralex Inc.
ALBANY, NY – November 7, 2011 — ReEnergy Holdings LLC, an Albany, NY-based renewable energy company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a portfolio of five U.S. biomass energy-production facilities in Maine and New York from Quebec-based Boralex Inc.
The facilities to be acquired include: a 40-megawatt facility in Ashland, ME; a 36-megawatt facility in Fort Fairfield, ME; a 40-megawatt facility in Livermore Falls, ME; a 50-megawatt facility in Stratton, ME. The facilities rely principally on forest residue to create renewable energy.
With this acquisition, ReEnergy will grow to approximately 260 employees in four states, and its total energy portfolio will expand to 240 megawatts.
Larry Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, said: “This acquisition is a significant step in our strategy to build an integrated solid fuel renewable energy facilities company in the U.S. We look forward to becoming corporate citizens in four communities in Maine and another community in the North Country of New York, and continuing to provide economic opportunity and clean, reliable, cost-effective renewable energy to those regions.”
Tom Beck, ReEnergy’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “These facilities will complement our existing portfolio, provide a strong platform for future growth, and help us to forge stronger relationships with the harvesters in our communities who provide fuel for energy.”
The purchase price for the portfolio is approximately $93.0 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. The transaction is subject to confirmatory due diligence and regulatory approvals. Closing is expected by year-end.
About ReEnergy Holdings LLC
ReEnergy Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings LLC, owns and operates facilities that use biomass and waste residues to produce renewable thermal and electric energy. ReEnergy was formed in 2008 by Riverstone Holdings LLC and a management team comprised of experienced industry professionals. ReEnergy currently owns and operates a 22-megawatt biomass facility in Lyons Falls, NY (ReEnergy Lyonsdale); a 31-megawatt tire-to-energy facility in Sterling, CT (ReEnergy Sterling); and two construction and demolition waste and waste wood processing facilities that service the eastern New England/Boston metropolitan area marketplace (ReEnergy Gateway/LL&S in Salem, NH, and ReEnergy Gateway/ERRCO in Epping, NH). The Company also has pending acquisitions in New York and Maine.