Nesquehoning, PA | Stronghold

Updated: Nov 12, 2021

Status: Operational

Power Generation Capacity: 80 MW

Non-Carbon Energy Mix: 100%

Energy Sources: Waste Coal


This is a controversial one. Stronghold's strategy involves co-locating its crypt mines at old coal plants and converts waste coal into energy to power its operations. We categorize Stronghold's waste coal facilities as 100% non-carbon because the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) classifies waste coal as a "Tier II Alternative Energy" on par with hydroelectric power. An excerpt from the PUC fact sheet is shown below.


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