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|About||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 facili|
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 MWh of electricity each year — enough to supply the power needs of about 55,000 homes. The facility could be a secure and reliable source of renewable energy to satisfy 100 percent of Fort Drum’s electricity demand. Efforts are underway to secure a contract with the U.S. Army to provide power to the installation, which would allow Fort Drum to be on the leading edge of Department of Defense initiatives in the areas of renewable energy and sustainability.