ReEnergy Livermore Falls
Livermore Falls, ME
About 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 MW 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.
Capacity to produce 284,000 net megawatt-hours of electricity each year
Capacity to supply the power needs of nearly 37,000 homes.
A 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.
More than 20 employees 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.
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. Air quality systems include a Fuel Tech selective non-catalytic reduction system (SNRS) and Research-Cottrell electrostatic precipitator (ESP).
ReEnergy Livermore Falls 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.