Albany, NY – ReEnergy Holdings LLC, an Albany, N.Y.- based renewable energy company, has appointed Mark Thibodeau of West Enfield, ME, as the facility manager of the company’s Stratton, ME, biomass-to-energy facility.
Mr. Thibodeau has more than 10 years of experience in facility operations and management. Most recently, Mr. Thibodeau was the director of biomass operations at Covanta Energy, where he was responsible for the operation of seven biomass power plants. In his new post, Mr. Thibodeau will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the ReEnergy Stratton facility, which was acquired by ReEnergy Holdings in December 2011.
“Mark comes to ReEnergy with a very strong background in biomass-to-energy operations management. We also are pleased to be able to build off of Mark’s outstanding engineering experience and his commitment to the biomass-to-energy industry,” said James White, ReEnergy’s Vice President – Energy Operations.
ReEnergy Stratton, in operation since 1989, has 50 megawatts of generation capacity. This facility generates renewable energy from responsibly harvested green forest residue biomass and unadulterated wood, producing 250,000 MWh of electricity each year — enough to supply 45,000 homes.
Some of the electricity that is produced at ReEnergy Stratton is sold to a local business while the balance is sold into the New England wholesale electric market.
Mr. Thibodeau received a bachelor’s degree in Marine Systems Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy. He also completed General Electric’s Steam Turbine Generator training and is licensed in Maine as a First Class Stationary Steam Engineer.
About ReEnergy Holdings LLC
ReEnergy Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings LLC, owns and operates facilities that use forest-derived woody biomass and other wood waste residues to produce homegrown, renewable energy. ReEnergy was formed in 2008 by affiliates of Riverstone Holdings LLC and a senior management/co-investor team composed of experienced industry professionals. ReEnergy employs 265 people in four states and owns eight power facilities with the combined capacity to generate 300 megawatts of energy.
In addition to Stratton, ReEnergy’s other facilities in Maine include: a 40-megawatt biomass facility in Ashland, ME (ReEnergy Ashland); a 36-megawatt biomass facility in Fort Fairfield, ME (ReEnergy Fort Fairfield); and a 40-megawatt biomass facility in Livermore Falls, ME (ReEnergy Livermore Falls).
ReEnergy owns three biomass-to-energy facilities in New York: a 22-megawatt facility in Lyons Falls (ReEnergy Lyonsdale); and a 60-megawatt facility at Fort Drum that is being converted to utilize biomass as its primary fuel (ReEnergy Black River). The company also owns and operates a 31-megawatt tire-to-energy facility in Sterling, CT (ReEnergy Sterling) and two construction and demolition waste and waste wood processing facilities that service the eastern New England/Boston metropolitan area marketplace (ReEnergy Gateway/LL&S in Salem, NH and ReEnergy Gateway/ERRCO in Epping, NH).