PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Pennsylvania breathes new life into decommissioned coal-fired power plants through an assessment of redevelopment options.
Pennsylvania’s energy mix is changing. Some of our former coal-fired power plants have been converted to run on natural gas. Others are being retired and are now ready for a new use. These former power plant sites offer many opportunities for new business, with unparalleled river, road, rail, and energy transmission infrastructure.
DCED’s decommissioned coal-fired power plant redevelopment playbooks are a collaboration between state and local government, community and business stakeholders, environmental analysts, and market experts. Each customized playbook includes an assessment of the regional economy, overview of the site’s potential liabilities, and at least three reuse options.