ReEnergy Livermore Falls
ReEnergy Livermore Falls, located near Lewiston in Livermore Falls, ME (Androscoggin County), uses biomass and has the capacity to produce approximately 284,000 net megawatt-hours of electricity each year — enough to supply about 37,000 homes.
The 39 megawatt facility, which opened in 1992, was acquired by ReEnergy in December 2011. It is an important corporate citizen in Androscoggin County, as it provides direct jobs at the facility, indirect jobs associated with the use of the forest residue fuel supply, and additional jobs tied to local goods and services related to the facility.
ReEnergy Livermore Falls is an eligible Class I resource in the Renewable Portfolio Standard programs of Maine and Connecticut.
Livermore Falls, ME
Over 20 Full-Time Plant Staff
Zurn Stoker Grate Boiler and GE Turbine Generator Set
A 50-acre vacant parcel located adjacent to the energy facility is available for lease or sale, and a company locating on that parcel could make use of affordable electricity and/or steam.
Energy costs for an entity locating at this site will be more competitive than market-rate energy, since electricity and steam supply from ReEnergy Livermore Falls should result in avoided capital and maintenance costs, avoided electrical transmission and distribution costs, and the ability to enter into a long-term agreement to hedge market price risk.
ReEnergy is prepared to facilitate site access, provide operations & maintenance services, supply thermal and electric energy at below-market rates, provide liaison with state and local officials, and provide technical/commercial guidance. In limited circumstances, ReEnergy might be interested in investing in a project.
ReEnergy Livermore Falls provides electricity from sustainably harvested forest residue material and wood recovered from construction and demolition material. This forest material otherwise would have been landfilled or left to decompose on forest floors or in urban lots, resulting in the production of methane, a greenhouse gas. Biomass power facilities enhance forest health, mitigate climate change, support jobs in the forest products industry, contribute to fuel diversity, and represent a unique form of baseload renewable electricity.
It employs more than 20 employees who monitor a distributed control system from a centralized control room and oversee fuel intake and processing, facility and equipment maintenance, administrative tasks and shift supervision.
The Livermore Falls team operates a Zurn stoker grate boiler and a General Electric turbine generator set in addition to two truck dumping stations, a fuel yard, a fuel conveyor belt system, a cooling tower, an ash storage building and an electrical switchyard.
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