2017 ARIPPA Annual Tech Convention

The program for the 2017 ARIPPA Annual Tech Convention has been published! The program includes a complete schedule of events and a list of speakers, presentations and time slots. Click here to view the program.

This year's event is being held at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. In response to suggestions from our members, ARIPPA has changed the itinerary for this year’s conference. Rather than a 3 day event, ARIPPA has shortened it to just 2 days and extended the length of the trade show. The new schedule is below and the registration forms are now available. Click here for more details and to download the registration forms. Contact our office with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 15th

  • Board Meeting: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • PAC Golf Outing (off-site): 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, August 16th

  • Technical Symposium: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Awards Luncheon: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Trade Show: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

What is ARIPPA?
Organized in 1989, the Anthracite 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) 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.

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 06/22/17
George Ellis, ARIPPA


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


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


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


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


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