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ReGenerate completes Albany Green Energy acquisition

In the United States (US), ReGenerate Energy Holdings, LLC (ReGenerate), the recently formed joint venture between New York (NY) equity firm Ember Infrastructure (Ember) and ReEnergy Biomass Operations LLC (ReEnergy), has completed the acquisition of Albany Green Energy, a 50 MWe biomass heat-and-power facility located in Albany, Georgia (GA), from a subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company LLC.

ReGenerate, the recently formed JV between Ember Infrastructure and ReEnergy Biomass Operations LLC, has completed the acquisition of Albany Green Energy, a biomass heat-and-power facility located in Albany, Georgia (GA), from a subsidiary of Exelon. The facility uses woody biomass from mill residue, forestry, and agricultural waste, and recycling to provide 50 MW of electricity to Georgia Power and process steam to Procter & Gamble and the US Marine Corps Logistics Base (photo courtesy Ember).

Ember and ReEnergy formed ReGenerate in April 2021. ReGenerate is a bioenergy platform, comprised of three operating biomass power generation facilities located in Georgia (GA) and Maine (ME), that is focused on growing its asset base and delivering sustainable bioenergy products to its partners.

ReEnergy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ReEnergy Holdings LLC, which, in addition to the ME facilities, owns ReEnergy Black River, a 60 MWe biomass power facility located on the US Army’s Fort Drum installation near Watertown, NY, and ReSource Waste Services LLC, which operates five facilities in New England (NE) that recycle construction and demolition (&D) waste materials.

The Albany Green Energy (AGE) facility in GA uses woody biomass from mill residue, forestry waste, recycling, and agricultural waste sourced within a 75-mile radius of the facility to provide 50 MWe of electricity to Georgia Power, process steam to the nearby Procter & Gamble paper products facility, and process steam that is used to generate electricity for the nearby US Marine Corps Logistics Base. The facility’s 25 employees will join the ReEnergy team.

We are very pleased to bring Albany Green Energy onto the ReGenerate platform, as we continue to build a best-in-class bioenergy business. ReGenerate will leverage the deep expertise and experience of the ReEnergy and Ember teams to manage and optimize this important facility, said Elena Savostianova, Managing Partner of Ember.

With the acquisition, ReGenerate owns 137 MWe of operating biomass power generation across three facilities, including ReEnergy Stratton and ReEnergy Livermore Falls, both located in ME.

ReGenerate plans to continue the expansion of its platform across North America to deliver sustainable bioenergy products to utilities, corporations, and other partners. The company will utilize ReEnergy’s operational capabilities and both teams’ experience in acquiring and growing renewable energy platforms.

We particularly look forward to joining the robust bioeconomy in the state of Georgia, where biomass energy is embraced as a key component of the state’s renewable energy portfolio and represents half of its total renewable electricity generation. In acquiring Albany Green Energy, we are focused on achieving the high level of safety, environmental, and operating performance that we are proud to have achieved at the other facilities in the ReGenerate and ReEnergy portfolios, said Larry Richardson, CEO of ReEnergy Holdings.

The terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Mayer Brown LLP served as legal counsel and Ansonia Partners served as financial advisor to ReGenerate. Nexus PMG served as an independent engineering advisor to ReGenerate. McGuireWoods LLP served as legal counsel to Exelon Generation Company.

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