BlueRock Energy joins ReEnergy for Fort Drum army utility power supply

By Editor


BlueRock Energy has entered into a services agreement with ReEnergy Black River to support power supply from its 60 MW bioenergy plant to the Fort Drum Defense Logistics Agency.

Under the agreement, BlueRock Energy will be responsible for load forecasting, scheduling and delivery services from the plant to Fort Drum.

In addition, it has to undertake other services meant to provide ReEnergy timely and accurate power delivery services.

In September 2014, ReEnergy Black River has secured a 20 year power supply contract from Defense Logistics Agency, the largest renewable energy project in the history of the U.S. Army.

A transmission line will be built to supply electricity from the plant to Fort Drum’s substations. The completion of the line is anticipated for late summer 2015. Prior to that ReEnergy has arranged for bilateral deliveries through BlueRock Energy.


The facility began supplying 100 percent of Fort Drum’s electrical load as of November 1.

Previously, the facility mainly used coal and was later bought by ReEnergy converting into biomass by spending $34m in 2011.

In 2013, ReEnergy Black River achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standard, recognizing the facility’s biomass procurement program for its land stewardship promotion and responsible forestry practices.

ReEnergy is the first company to achieve SFI standard certification for electricity production.

In another development, BlueRock Energy has entered into a three-year partnership with the Brooklyn Nets, becoming a Proud Supporting Partner encouraging its promotional efforts and fan engagement initiatives in future.

Sabeena Wahid
[email protected]

Latest News