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December 29, 2017

Fortistar Creates Enough Clean Energy to Power More Than Two Hundred Thousand Homes in 2017

Fortistar, which invests in energy sources primarily focused on transitioning to a zero-carbon economy, announced today that through its six industry leading companies, the company generated over three million MWh of clean electricity this year—the equivalent of powering 281,159 homes.

“In the U.S. and around the world, we are witnessing the decarbonization of power consumption,” said Mark Comora, President of Fortistar. “As more and more communities realize and act on the significant social, environmental and financial benefits of low-carbon generation technologies the energy landscape is changing. This transformation has huge implications for our national competitiveness and we are proud to be a part of this positive change.”

Fortistar’s 2017 successes include: managing and building over 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations generating 60M GGE of CNG by TruStar Energy; the operation and management of 31 renewable landfill gas (LFG) to energy facilities with 1M MWh capacity; a generating capacity of just over 1.1M MWh created by Primary Energy Recycling; 339M MWh from the New York Cogeneration Group; and 490 MWh of renewable energy capacity generated by its Biomass Group. These activities contributed to more than seven million tons of mitigated carbon emissions – the equivalent of planting and growing more than 78 million trees over 10 years.

This year, Fortistar also launched a new website that offers quick and easy access to information about the firm’s investment strategy and portfolio companies’ projects.

Visitors to the new website can learn about how the team’s disciplined focus has resulted in superior returns and helped communities and companies transition away from fossil fuels to lower carbon energy solutions.

For more than 20 years as a privately-owned firm, Fortistar has built, invested in and managed an unparalleled portfolio of successful co-generation and other transitional clean energy generation projects in the U.S. and Canada. The company’s exceptional accomplishments are built on a foundation of outstanding professionals and their ability to forge strong relationships with investors, customers and local communities.

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About Fortistar

Founded in 1993, Fortistar is a privately-owned investment firm that provides capital to build, grow and manage companies that address complex sustainability challenges. Fortistar utilizes its capital, flexibility and operating expertise to grow high-performing assets, first in independent power projects and now into other areas that support decarbonization. As a team, Fortistar has led financings raising over $3.5 billion in capital for companies and projects in the energy, transportation and industrial sectors. For more information about Fortistar or its portfolio companies, please visit:  and follow the company on LinkedIn.

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