Southwestern Pennsylvania is uniquely positioned to play a critical role in the clean energy transition – leveraging its historic infrastructure and harnessing the power of its abundant waterways to lead in the development of low impact, renewable, hydro power.
Low-impact hydropower is the only 24/7 renewable product available
10 projects in the region – representing a nearly
$1 billion investment
What does hydropower mean for the region?
The renewable energy transition is an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach, and southwestern Pennsylvania is leading this effort with a unique focus on local investment in infrastructure, communities, and workforce development.
Access to low-cost, carbon free electricity will be a competitive advantage for the region
The Projects will generate 1500 to 2000 family-wage jobs throughout a 5+ year construction timeline
Rye Development plans to invest nearly $1 billion dollars over the next decade in the southwestern PA region
Hydropower at existing facilities also strengthens and reinvests in critical, but aging, infrastructure
Renewable Energy Transition
Low-impact hydropower is the only round-the-clock renewable energy resource; it also qualifies for the same Renewable Energy Credits as wind or solar power
Montgomery Lock and Dam
Located in Beaver County, this is the largest project in the region
Allegheny Lock and Dam #2
Next to the Highland Park Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, learn how Pitt is tackling its institutional renewable energy goals while driving local investment
Emsworth Lock and Dam
Adjacent to Neville Island with Allegheny County leading the way, the project encapsulates Pittsburgh’s past and future
Near Term Projects
Explore the other projects Rye Development is working on in the Pittsburgh region