Energy Production & Transition

Nation’s second largest energy producer

Powering our Homes, Businesses – and Economy

Pennsylvania’s abundant and diverse energy portfolio is one of our greatest strengths. Whether you’re an energy company looking to utilize our plentiful reserves of natural gas for energy production or a manufacturing company with extensive energy-intensive processes, Pennsylvania can meet your needs. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, our commonwealth produces the second-largest amount of energy in the United States.

Our natural gas reserves – ranked second in the country producing more than 7.1 trillion cubic feet per year – have drawn plenty of attention for powering our homes and meeting the demands of even the most energy-hungry businesses like heavy industry and data processing. But in the midst of a fundamental transition in the way the world produces and consumes energy, Pennsylvania is also looking forward.

That’s why we offer funding support for renewable energy projects like solar and wind. And that’s why the 2021 Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan set forth a roadmap for greatly expanding renewable energy, incentivizing new technology like combined heat and power, sustaining nuclear energy, and pursuing carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) projects.

The result is a robust and balanced energy portfolio that maximizes our current strengths in natural gas production while strategically implementing sustainable and climate-friendly energy development. If your business is looking to produce energy or needs an abundant supply of energy to operate, learn why Pennsylvania is the best fit for you.

Companies Fueling the State

Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry currently employs more than 72,000 residents, and as demand for energy continues to rise the industry is poised to continue to grow within the state. Shale Training and Education Center or ShaleTEC is preparing talent to join this growing and changing sector.

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Notable PA Businesses

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Funding & Resources

Alternative and Clean Energy Program (ACE)

ACE provides financial assistance to eligible applicants for utilization, development, and construction of alternative and clean energy products, infrastructure associated with natural gas, and energy efficiency and conservation projects.

PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

DEP has grants and loans to assist individuals and businesses with a host of environmental issues. Whether your project is local to your community or a statewide endeavor, DEP has tools and funding to guide you along the process.

Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE)

The Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) provides grants to construct the last few miles of natural gas distribution lines to business parks, manufacturing enterprises, and industrial complexes.

ShaleTEC

The Shale Training & Education Center (ShaleTEC) is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn State Extension that serves as the central resource for workforce development and education needs of the community and the natural gas industry.

Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA)

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority is an independent public financing authority that funds clean, advanced energy projects. Projects that potentially qualify for funding include solar energy, wind, low-impact hydropower, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas, fuel cells, integrated gasification combined cycle, waste coal coal-mine methane, and demand management measures.

Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)

PennTAP at Penn State is a statewide technical assistance organization helping businesses with energy and operational assessments, energy grants and rebates, and university engagement. The technical assistance provided results in the reduction of energy use, water use, hazardous materials generation, and business costs.

Adam Walters

Senior Energy Advisor

adwalters@pa.gov
717.525.2720

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