Energy Industry

Pennsylvania is the second-largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. and home to the largest unconventional natural gas field in the world, Pennsylvania is driving down energy costs and opening new opportunities for businesses and manufacturers. Over the past six years, the abundance of natural gas has lowered wholesale electricity prices over 40 percent. This has saved the average household nearly $1,000 a year with even greater savings for commercial and industrial customers. In addition, purchased natural gas cost rates have been lowered by more than 50 percent. Pennsylvania went from importing 75 percent of its natural gas just six years ago to being a net exporter of natural gas for the first time in 100 years.

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UGI_logo_4C_3005_40Black+2015 UGI services the Focus Central Pennsylvania region to provide natural gas. With more than ninety percent of UGI’s natural gas supply coming from the Marcellus shale, their customers are benefiting from this locally produced, plentiful, and lower cost supply.

 

mcor The Marcellus Center brings together into one place Penn State’s considerable expertise and leadership on issues related to Marcellus and other gas shale development.  As such, the Center is a valuable resource for the diverse group of stakeholders involved with or affected by exploration and production of natural gas.

Natural Gas Fired Power Plants – Hummel Station

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  • Largest Coal-to-Natural Gas Power Conversion Project in the United States
  • Retired Sunbury coal-fired power plant to be replaced
  • Plant will be fueled with Marcellus Shale gas; power approximately 1 million homes
  • 1,124 megawatt facility to occupy 18-acre parcel of Sunbury Generation’s 192-acre Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone (KOEZ)

 

Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

Thousands of miles of new pipelines in Pennsylvania are planned to transport Marcellus Shale gas. The Energy Information Administration says that about 4,600 miles of new interstate pipelines could be completed by 2018. That’s on top of the 6,800 miles of existing pipelines as of April, 2014.

sunbury_logo200 (1) “UGI Energy Services, LLC, plans to construct an approximately 35-mile pipeline to bring low-cost natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale region to a planned 1,000-megawatt natural gas-fueled power generation facility near Shamokin Dam in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. The 20-inch diameter, steel pipeline will be designed to transport 200,000 Dth per day of natural gas. It is expected to cost approximately $160 million and to be in service in early 2017.”

 

Alternative Energy

FACTS:

Pennsylvania receives 80% of the average daily sunshine of Florida. 

Pennsylvania is second only to California in the number of LEEDs certified buildings.

Central Pennsylvania has many incentives and initiatives to encourage the growth of alternative energy manufacturers and parts manufacturers.  In addition, there are many programs to help you keep your energy costs at bay. Some of these are listed below. Please call us for more detailed information.

Five Most Common Occupations and Median Hourly Wages
Hign priority (in the Central PA region) occupations are shown in italics
Those occupations are included in the statewide high priority occupation list are shown in italics

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

$18.24

Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

$18.07

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

$17.21

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

$23.97

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

$12.43

 

Energy Employers in the Focus Central Pennsylvania Region

Region: Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Countries
NAICS
Industry
Employer
Employees
Address
211111
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Anadarko Petroleum Corp
15
Lycoming
212113
Anthracite Mining
Mallard Contracting Co Inc
20
Northumberland
212113
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Andrew E Trautner & Sons Inc
3
Lycoming
212113
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Helmerich & Payne Intl Drlg Co
143
Centre
213112
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Appalachian Drilling Svcs Inc
21
Lycoming
213112
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Baker Hughes Incorporated
29
Clinton
213112
Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Flint Energy Services Inc
157
Lycoming
213112
Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Halliburton Company
21
Lycoming
213112
Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
M-I LLC
32
Lycoming
213112
Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Oil States Energy Services LLC
100
Northumberland
213112
Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Rex Energy Operating Corp
35
Centre
213112
Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Superior Energy Services LLC
53
Lycoming
221116
Geothermal Elec Power Generation
Northeast Geothermal Svcs Inc
18
Centre
221118
Other Electric Power Generation
C & T Enterprises Inc
18
Union
221118
Other Electric Power Generation
Citizens Elc Co Lewisburg PA
17
Union
221118
Other Electric Power Generation
Mt Carmel Cogen Inc
52
Northumberland
221118
Other Electric Power Generation
Sunbury Generation LP
115
Snyder
221122
Electric Power Distribution
Ppl Electric Utilities Corp
200
Lycoming
221210
Natural Gas Distribution
Columbia Gas Transmission LLC
20
Clinton
221210
Natural Gas Distribution
Hellers Gas Inc
11
Columbia
221330
Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply
Comfort Specialist Inc
5
Snyder
237120
Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Baker Hughes Incorporated
41
Clinton
237120
Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Newpark Mats Intgrted Svcs LLC
35
Lycoming
311611
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Mfg
Supelco Inc
270
Centre
333132
Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
National Oilwell Varco Inc
23
Lycoming
333132
Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
National Oilwell Varco Inc
30
Lycoming
333132
Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
National Oilwell Varco Inc
30
Northumberland
333132
Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
SPM Flow Control Inc
138
Lycoming
333132
Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Weatherford International Inc
23
Lycoming
333132
Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Weatherford International Inc
100
Lycoming
333611
Turbine and Turbine Generator Set Units Manufacturing
Apache Turbines
5
Centre
335311
Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing
Keytronics Inc
50
Centre
335311
Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing
Spectrum Control Inc
24
Centre
335999
All Other Misc. Electrical Equipment & Component Manufacturing
Arcos Industries LLC
85
Northumberland
335999
All Other Misc. Electrical Equipment & Component Manufacturing
E I T Corporation Phoenix
10
Northumberland
423930
Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Joe Krentzman and Son Inc
36
Mifflin
423930
Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Staiman Recycling Corporation
100
Lycoming

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Regional Resource Links

  • Energy Resource Center. The Energy Resource Center (ERC) is the Pennsylvania heartland’s center for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and expertise. The ERC is launching a comprehensive outreach, training, and technical assistance program to help create a market for energy efficiencies and pollution prevention practices in our region. They also plan hope to be able to provide training and technical assistance to private sector technical service providers to help meet needs in the emerging “green economy.”
  • Sustainable Energy FundThe Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) develops and invests in economically viable, energy-related businesses, projects and educational initiatives to create innovative, market-based technologies and solutions for environmentally sound and sustainable energy usage with a focus on central and eastern PA. SEF provides financial assistance and attractive funding options including: commercial loans and business partnerships.
  • Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority Grant. Guidelines and applications are available at www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: PEDA. GUIDELINES INTRODUCTION, CONDITIONS & ELIGIBILITY. The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) is offering funding for innovative, advanced energy projects, and for businesses interested in locating or expanding their alternative energy manufacturing or production operations in the commonwealth. PEDA will consider projects such as the manufacturing of alternative energy or energy efficiency equipment or materials; the development of innovative new alternative energy or energy efficiency technologies; the generation of alternative energy or the production of alternative fuels; or the implementation of energy efficiency/demand side projects.

Regional University and Research Center Links

Sampling of Regional Sustainable Energy Businesses

Solair – a private energy conservation and renewable energy company dedicated to helping consumers and businesses use solar energy.

ASETsolar – a private company specializing in design and installation of solar energy and other clean energy systems in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas as well as offering customers access to renewable energy rebates that can cover up to half the cost of solar electric systems.

 

State Resource Links

Alternative Energy Funding Strategy

Citing the urgent need to cut energy costs, move toward energy independence and stimulate the economy, Pennsylvania is investing $665.9 million to push the Commonwealth into the top tier of states taking steps to cut consumer energy costs and significantly expand  the alternative fuel, clean energy and conservation sectors. The plan is estimated to cut Pennsylvania’s energy bills by $10 billion over the next ten years.

Pennsylvania will continue to unveil a number of new energy conservation programs and alternative energy investment programs  that will benefit the state’s power consumers at work and at home and protect the environment.

  • Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program Provides a 25 percent reimbursement grant, up to a maximum of $25,000, to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to acquire equipment or adopt processes that promote energy efficiency.
  • Penn Future (Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future) – Provides extensive information on grants, funding and other sustainable initiatives in the Commonwealth.  Their mission is to create a future for Pennsylvania where nature, communities and the economy thrive.

Federal Resource Links

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