Low Impact Hydropower in Pennsylvania

As the U.S. moves toward a fully decarbonized electric grid, there is a growing need to utilize all carbon-free assets available. The decarbonization of the grid will look different, based on geographic and resource advantages. Pennsylvania, one of the largest electric-generating states in the U.S. has a unique opportunity to leverage all the resources at its disposal to lead the country in a truly diversified approach to deep decarbonization.

Currently in the US, there are roughly 90,000 dams. Only about 3% of these structures are used to generate power. Across much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, dams were constructed decades ago for navigation and flood control. These infrastructure assets are in a new moment in their long history - serving as a cost-competitive renewable energy backbone for the future decarbonized grid. Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh region are at the forefront of the new low-impact hydropower movement across the country.

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About Rye Development

Rye Development is a leading developer of new low impact hydro powered energy generation and storage in the United States. With a pipeline of 25 projects across the US, Rye is committed to the responsible development of untapped hydropower resources while maintaining rivers’ balance of environmental and commercial requirements. In conjunction with financing partner, Climate Adaptive Infrastructure Fund, Rye brings communities around the country substantial infrastructure, job creation, and a local source of renewable, non-consumptive energy.