Black River Generating Facility

From Global Energy Monitor

Black River Electric Generating Facility is a coal-fired power station owned by the investment group Energy Investors Funds Group in Fort Drum, New York.

The plant stopped burning coal in 2013 and was converted to burn biomass.[1]


The plant is located inside the Fort Drum U.S. Army post near Watertown, New York.

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Plant Data

  • Owner: ReEnergy Holdings
  • Parent Company: Riverstone Holdings
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 55.5 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 55.5 MW (1989)
  • Location: Oneida Ave. and 2nd St. West, Fort Drum, NY 13603
  • GPS Coordinates: 44.036717, -75.771528
  • Electricity Production: 355,836 MWh (2005)
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source:
  • Number of Employees:


On June 28, 2004, Energy Investors Funds Group announced that its U.S. Power Fund acquired Black River Energy and its assets including Black River Generating Facility in New York.[2]

The plant was purchased by ReEnergy Holdings of Riverstone Holdings LLC in December 2011 and was converted to biomass in 2013.[1]

Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions:
  • SO2 Emissions: 684 tons (2002)
  • SO2 Emissions per MWh: 3.84 lb/MWh
  • NOx Emissions: 345 tons (2002)
  • Mercury Emissions:

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