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1/28/2011

PENNSYLVANIA

  

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The coal mining industry in Pennsylvania is one of the largest in the nation.  With the help of grants from the Department of Energy, the state has joined a regional partnership currently researching carbon sequestration technology.  Pennsylvania's other major source of power is its nuclear industry, which ranks second in the nation and provides 36% of the state's electricity. – Department of Energy

  

WEB RESOURCES

STATE ENERGY CONTACTS

Office of Energy and Technology Deployment
PO Box 8772
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772
Phone: 717.783-0540
Fax: 717.783.2703
eppaenergy@state.pa.us
Website

Dave Althoff

Director
717.783.0542
dalthoff@state.pa.us

James Stoner
Energy Program Specialist
717.772.5991 jastoner@state.pa.us

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UTILITIES

Private Companies

REGISTERED ENERGY COMPANIES

  

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SELECT SMART GRID PROJECTS

44 Tech Inc.

HQ: 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Started in year 2010, this project involves partnering with Carnegie Mellon University to demonstrate a new, low cost, long-life, highly efficient, environmentally friendly, stationary energy storage battery that uses a proven and fully novel cell chemistry. Specifically, an aqueous sodium-ion based electrolyte is used in conjunction with simple highly scalable electrode materials housed in low cost packaging. More >>

East Penn Manufacturing Co.

HQ: Lyon Station, Pennsylvania
Deka Road
Lyon Station, PA 19536 USA

Demonstrate the economic and technical viability of a 3MW grid-scale, advanced energy storage system using the lead-carbon UltraBattery technology to regulate frequency and manage energy demand. This project began operations in 2010 and will entail the construction of a dedicated facility on the East Penn campus in Lyon Station, PA that will be used as a working energy storage demonstration for UltraBattery modules. More >>

PECO Energy Company

Project Contact Information:
2301 Market Street
P.O. Box 8699
Philadelphia, PA 19101

PECO Energy Company, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received $200 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected PECO Energy Company as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project started in 2010 and is using the stimulus funds to deploy smart meters to all 600,000 customers, upgrade communication infrastructure to support a smart meter network, install 7 "intelligent" substations, and accelerate deployment of more reliable and secure smart grid technologies that will reduce peak energy load and increase cost savings. More >>

PJM Interconnection, LLC

Project Contact Information:
955 Jefferson Ave.
Norristown, PA 19403

PJM Interconnection, LLC was awarded $12.6 million in funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The stimulus funds will be used to deploy over 90 phasor measurement units and other digital monitoring and analysis technologies across 10 states that will provide real-time data on the operating conditions of the transmission system, improving reliability and reducing congestion. More >>

PPL Electric Utilities Corp.

Project Contact Information:
827 Hausman Road
Allentown, PA 18104-9392

PPL Electric Utilities Corp. received $19 million in stimulus funds to deploy a distribution management system and smart grid technologies to monitor and control the grid in real-time, improve system reliability and energy resource optimization, and provide the infrastructure for distributed generation and broader energy efficiency efforts. More >>

Wellsboro Electric Company

Project Contact Information:
33 Austin Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901-1541

Wellsboro Electric Company received $431,000 in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The stimulus funds will be used to implement the "Smart Choices" project, which will deploy smart meter network systems throughout the utility's service territory.More >>

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MEDIA

PPL Electric Utilities expands smart grid network with Alvarion

2/7/11: TMCNet

According to a recent announcement made by Alvarion Ltd., Pennsylvania's PPL Electric Utilities is deploying Alvarion's BreezeMAX Extreme 3650 WiMAX solution as part of its smart grid communications network. Enabled by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the communication network upgrade constitutes the first phase of PPL's smart grid project with initial coverage of more than 60,000 customers over 150 square miles in the company's Harrisburg, Pa., operating region. PPL also plans to deploy a new distribution management system.

EverPower building $350M wind farm in Cambria County

2/1/11: Pop City Media

Somerset County will be home to a new $350 million, 170-megawatt wind energy farm, the largest project in Pennsylvania to date developed by New York City-based EverPower.The Twin Ridges Wind Farm is the third renewable project in the state for EverPower, which opened a Pittsburgh office in Lawrenceville last year that has grown to 20 employees. Plans call for continued hiring this year in permitting, wind resource and engineering, says Jim Spencer, founder, CEO and a native of Pittsburgh. 

Ben Franklin group awards $200,000 for alternative energy work

1/24/11: Philadelphia Business Journal

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania said Monday it has awarded a total of $200,000 to four companies through its Alternative and Clean Energy Technology Development and Commercialization Initiative, which is funded by the Department of Energy.

SEEDS exceeds renewable energy goal in rural Pennsylvania communities

1/23/11: Clean Energy

A group called Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS) said it exceeded its “350 kilowatts-Installed” goal by installing 356.7 kilowatts of solar and wind in the rural northeastern Pennsylvania counties of Lane and Pike and part of northeastern Yakima County.

 

 

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