Coal Plant Redevelopment in Pittsburgh

An article published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discusses the potential redevelopment of Mitchell Power Station, a closed coal plant 18 miles south of Pittsburgh that has not produced electricity since 2013.

A Delta Institute document from 2014 titled “Transforming Coal Plants into Productive Community Assets” is linked in the document.  The piece shares that Delta reviewed 25 redevelopment projects at closed coal plants in U.S. urban areas in 2014 and found at the time that it takes an average of 27 years after a plant’s closure for site redevelopment to be completed.

Delta will share a Coal Redevelopment Roadmap in the coming weeks, which will serve as a tool for communities like Washington County. Find our other tools for resilient communities here.

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