WATERTOWN – A local facility celebrated their grand opening yesterday. Following is more information:
ReEnergy Black River celebrated its grand opening, attracting regional and state officials and supporters from the forest products industry.
The ReEnergy Black River facility, located at the U.S. Army’s Fort Drum installation near Watertown, has 60 megawatts of generation capacity.
Before it was idled in early 2010 by its former owner, the facility primarily burned coal to produce electricity.
ReEnergy acquired the facility in December 2011 and invested more than $34 million to convert the facility to use biomass as its primary fuel, creating new jobs and a new renewable energy source for the North Country region.