Energy

Enabling an affordable, low-carbon energy economy

Greater Philadelphia’s energy mix continues to take a broad approach to generation, including renewables, hydropower, nuclear power, petrochemicals and natural gas. With our region’s vital proximity to Pennsylvania’s abundant natural gas reserves, we must use these resources as the backbone to achieve an integrated low-carbon energy strategy.

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Member Perspective: Jim Petrecky

September 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Jim Petrecky (Director of Business Development, H2 Energy | N. America & Europe, PDC Machines, Inc.) shares his thoughts on the future of renewable hydrogen and its course to become a mainstream fuel source.

Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team

The Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team (GPEAT) is a consortium of 170+ leaders working together to establish southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware as an energy leader. GPEAT members collaborate on relevant issues while engaging in high-fidelity business development opportunities and forging relationships with other industry leaders.

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 a leading destination in manufacturing fueled by an advanced, affordable, diversified, low-carbon energy economy.

GPEAT GOALS

  • • Encourage investments in advanced grid and gas pipeline systems that are more reliable and resilient and able to support emerging clean energy opportunities.
  • Expand the use of clean natural gas to achieve short and long-term low carbon goals by displacing higher emission resources and delivering high-efficiency on-site energy solutions.
  • Establish plans for maintaining existing zero emission resources such as nuclear and hydropower and increase the use of renewables.
  • Promote digital technologies that integrate, improve efficiency and monitor energy use.

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Subcommittees

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 / 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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