What is ARIPPA?
Organized in 1989, the Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Association (ARIPPA) is a non-profit trade association comprised of independent electric power producers, environmental remediators, and service providers located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that use coal refuse as a primary fuel to generate electricity. Utilizing circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler technology to convert both anthracite and bituminous coal refuse into electricity, ARIPPA plants also provide unique multimedia environmental benefits by combining the production of energy with the removal of coal refuse piles and reclamation of the land for productive purposes.


PA Congressman Keith Rothfus introduced the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act on February 16, 2017. Click here for a summary of the bill.

U.S. House Session 03/07/18
Congressman Rothfus’ Debate Statement on the SENSE Act

Benefits of Our Industry

In October 2016, ARIPPA released a report prepared by Econsult Solutions, a Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm, that analyzed the economic and environmental benefits of the 14 plants comprising the Pennsylvania coal refuse to energy industry. Click here for a summary of the benefits or visit the Coal Refuse to Energy Industry tab to review the full report.

Concern for the Survival of Our Industry

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference 06/21/18
Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA

U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment Hearing on the SENSE Act 09/13/17
ARIPPA Written Testimony
ARIPPA Oral Testimony

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference 06/22/17
George Ellis, ARIPPA

U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources Hearing on OSMRE's AML Program 06/07/17
Video & Testimony

U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources Hearing on the RECLAIM Act 04/05/17
Robert Hughes, EPCAMR

PA Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Environmental Issues Forum 03/20/17

PA Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing for the PA Department of Revenue 03/06/17
PA Senator Dave Argall
PA Senator Scott Hutchinson

PA Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Hearing 10/11/16
Ethan Connor-Ross, Director of Econsult Solutions Inc.
George Ellis, Executive Director
Gary Anderson, President