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ReEnergy Ashland Restarts with Boom

Wood Bioenergy Magazine
April 2015 – By Jessica Johnson

ReEnergy Holdings, based in Latham, NY, acquired the idled Ashland, ME biomass power plant in December 2011 as part of a multi-plant purchase from Boralex, and began working on a plan to restart the facility. Since northern Maine is on its own operating system, and is not tied to the rest of New England, but instead is tied to New Brunswick, Can, market conditions were challenging for a restart. The grid reliability over the years, thanks to different market factors, became very unstable, so the ReEnergy facility in nearby Fort Fairfield, ME was running on high critical status quite often and was often told not to come off line or drop any megawatts. Something supplemental was needed. Read More