Energy

Supporting an advanced, affordable, diversified, low-carbon energy economy

Greater Philadelphia’s proximity to one of the nation’s largest natural gas reserves and unmatched transportation and distribution infrastructure has established the region as an energy leader. However, with growing energy demands, a need for greater efficiency and resiliency, advancements in technology and an increasing presence of renewable sources, the way we power our region is changing.

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Member Perspective: Walter Meisner

July 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Walter Meisner, Senior Business Developer, Avangrid Renewables, discusses the numerous opportunities for companies, utilities, and governments to utilize renewable energy.

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City Provides Support, Resources for Hahnemann and PES Employees

June 27th, 2019|0 Comments

In light of the imminent closure of both Hahnemann University Hospital and Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ (PES) refinery in South Philadelphia, Philadelphia Works, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia are working to identify all available resources from our local workforce system in order to mitigate the impact for laid-off employees.

Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team

The Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team (GPEAT) is a consortium of 180+ business, public sector, labor and academic leaders committed to delivering an aligned set of energy solutions that will benefit the current families and businesses living and operating in Greater Philadelphia while attracting new development and growth opportunities. GPEAT is working to link Greater Philadelphia’s existing energy assets with renewables and innovative technologies to further our vision of an advanced, affordable, diversified, low carbon energy economy.

GPEAT’s Steering Committee is led by Co-Chairs John Walsh, President & CEO, UGI Corporation and Craig E. White, President & CEO, Philadelphia Gas Works.

GPEAT VISION

Greater Philadelphia will be powered by an advanced, affordable, diversified, low carbon energy economy.

GPEAT GOALS

  • Support implementation of new technologies that integrate clean energy and improve efficiencies, and promote investments in existing grid and gas pipeline systems to increase reliability and resilience.
  • Encourage natural gas use in the region as an affordable and reliable alternative to displace higher emissions resources.
  • Promote energy diversity by sustaining existing zero emission resources such as nuclear and hydropower assets and supporting further development of renewable energy sources.
  • Drive economic development by leveraging the region’s energy assets to target and attract energy-intensive manufacturing to southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware to stimulate economic growth and job creation in the region.

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Priority Areas

ADVOCACY

Advocate for the sector through the development and support of a policy agenda and recommendations that encourage accelerated midstream and downstream development, increased market access for renewables, and technologies to improve efficiency and sustainability.

BUSINESS ATTRACTION AND MARKETING

Build the brand of the region by telling the story of our energy hub vision and successes through the development and advancement of a clear and cohesive narrative to position Greater Philadelphia nationally and globally as a leader in energy and encourage business location and expansion in our 11-county community.

Research, Resources & Publications

A Pipeline for Growth: Fueling Economic Revitalization with Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas, March 2016

Energy Assets Map

Energy Assets Map: Interactive tool showing energy infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia

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