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ReEnergy Black River
4515 Euphrates River Valley Rd., Fort Drum, NY 13602

ReEnergy Black River


ReEnergy Black River is located at Fort Drum, the U.S. Army installation near Watertown, NY, which is home to the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. The facility, which has 60 megawatts of generation capacity, had primarily burned coal to produce electricity. ReEnergy converted the primary fuel source to sustainably harvested local biomass, investing more than $34 million to renovate the facility and develop a state-of-the-art producer of green energy.

ReEnergy Black River is a catalyst for sustainable economic growth in New York’s North Country, providing clean, reliable, low-cost energy; supporting local small businesses; and creating — directly and indirectly — hundreds of stable, consistent, well-paying jobs.

ReEnergy Black River produces approximately 422,000 net megawatt-hours of electricity each year — enough to supply the power needs of about 55,000 homes.

Under the terms of a 20-year renewable energy supply agreement, which commenced November 1, 2014, ReEnergy Black River provides secure, renewable electricity to Fort Drum and supplies 100 percent of Fort Drum’s electrical load. The contract was the largest renewable energy project in the history of the U.S. Army, and places Fort Drum as a leader in meeting Army’s ambitious renewable energy goals.

The facility’s remaining electrical output is sold to the region’s power grid.

ReEnergy Black River 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.

Peter Lister, Facility Manager

James White, Chief Operating Officer – Energy Operations
Mark Aanderud, Operations Manager
Don Spencer, Maintenance Manager
Meagan Schunemann, Environmental Manager
Brad Agostino, Corporate Health & Safety Manager

Plant rated: 60 MW gross biomass energy

Permitted fuels include wood, unadulterated wood separated from construction and demolition debris, tire-derived fuel, creosote-treated wood, and glued wood.

P.O. Box 849
4515 Euphrates River Valley Rd
Fort Drum, NY 13602-0849
(315) 773-2314

ReEnergy Holding’s LLC is always seeking to build our team with qualified subcontractors.  We encourage all businesses classified as MBE and/or WBE, Small Business, HubZone, Service Disabled Veteran and Veteran Owned Small Businesses, to become part of our team.  If you would like to be contacted for future bid opportunities on various components of our general construction projects, please fill out the Subcontractor Form HERE and click submit. Alternatively, you can download a PDF of our subcontractor qualification form and submit your form to:

ReEnergy Black River
Attn:  Alicia Trate
P.O. Box 849
4515 Euphrates River Valley Rd
Fort Drum, NY 13602-0849