Pittsburgh’s rivers made the city an industrial titan at a time when environmental damage was accepted as the price of progress. Now they’re being put back to work generating low cost, carbon-free electricity — without creating new environmental or land use impacts.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Paul Jacob of Rye Development join us for a conversation on low-impact hydropower, and why the County’s recently announced investment in a 17.8 MW hydro facility on the Ohio River is only the beginning.
- Allegheny County Hydropower
- PEC In the News: Allegheny County inks 35-year deal to use hydropower generated in Emsworth for government buildings
- Rye Development: current low-impact hydro projects in southwestern PA
- Deep Decarbonization at PEC
- PEC Climate and Energy Policy Recommendations (2021) [PDF]