Allegheny County inks 35-year deal to use hydropower generated in Emsworth for government buildings

January 28, 2021 TribLive
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The power used by the Allegheny County Courthouse, jail and other government buildings will be generated by hydroelectric energy harnessed from the Emsworth Lock and Dam, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Thursday.

Fitzgerald was joined by Paul Jacob, CEO of Boston-based Rye Development, which has an office in Downtown Pittsburgh, and other officials as they celebrated a milestone toward using more climate-friendly energy sources.

Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, said it’s “another step forward” on the road toward mitigating the effects of climate change.

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