There are currently three ARIPPA membership classes: sustaining, supporting and associate. 

Sustaining Members

ARIPPA sustaining membership is comprised of electric generation facilities located in or near the anthracite and bituminous coal regions of Pennsylvania. Each plant utilizes circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology and coal refuse as a primary fuel source to generate electricity. Sustaining member 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.

Cambria Cogeneration Company
Ebensburg, PA
This 85 megawatt cogeneration station is located in the bituminous coal mining region of western Pennsylvania. The plant burns bituminous coal refuse to generate electricity. It also supplies steam to a nearby nursing home. The plant began operating in 1991.

Colver Power Project
Colver, PA
This plant began operations in March 1995. It is located in the bituminous coal mining region of western Pennsylvania. The plant is equipped with a single, large circulating fluidized bed boiler capable of producing 105 megawatts of electricity. As a small power producer, the plant does not furnish steam for other industries.

Ebensburg Power Company
Ebensburg, PA
This 50 megawatt cogeneration station is located in the bituminous coal mining region of western Pennsylvania. It utilizes a circulating fluidized bed boiler to combust bituminous coal refuse. Steam from the plant is used to heat a nearby state center.

Gilberton Power Company
Frackville, PA
This 80 megawatt cogeneration plant is located in the anthracite coal mining region of eastern Pennsylvania. It is equipped with two circulating fluidized bed boilers that use anthracite coal refuse for fuel. Steam from the plant is used to heat a nearby state correctional facility and in a commercial coal drying facility. The plant was placed in operation in 1988.

Kimberly Clark Chester Plant
Chester, PA
This is a 60 megawatt "non-EGU" power plant located in Delaware County. Operating since 1986, Kimberly Clark uses the generated steam from the power plant to produce Kimberly Clark paper products at their paper product plant next door.

Mt. Carmel Cogen, Inc.
Marion Heights, PA
This single boiler 40 megawatt CFB facility has been in operation since the late 1980’s and has supplied alternative energy to various customers and also steam to an adjacent green house.

Northampton Generating Company, LP
Northampton, PA
This is a 107 megawatt power plant in eastern Pennsylvania. The plant burns anthracite coal refuse using a circulating fluidized bed process.

Northeastern Power Company
McAdoo, PA
This is a 50 megawatt cogeneration station. Known as NEPCO, the plant is located in the eastern, anthracite coal mining region of Pennsylvania. It uses a circulating fluidized bed boiler to combust anthracite coal refuse.

Panther Creek Power Operating, LLC
Nesquehoning, PA
This is an 83 megawatt small power producer located in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania. Fuel for the plant is anthracite coal mining refuse. The plant was placed in operation in 1993.

Schuylkill Energy Resources, Inc.
Shenandoah, PA
This is an 80 megawatt facility equipped with a single circulating fluidized bed boiler burning anthracite coal refuse. This plant began commercial operations in 1989.

Seward Generation LLC
New Florence, PA
Located in western Pennsylvania, this plant is a 525 megawatt power production facility. The plant, fueled by bituminous coal refuse, is equipped with two circulating fluidized bed boilers supplying steam to a single steam turbine. The Seward Station, which became operational in 2004, is the largest coal refuse burning plant in the U.S.

Westwood Generation, LLC
Tremont, PA
This 30 megawatt power plant uses a circulating fluidized bed boiler that converts coal refuse into low-cost power. Steam from the plant drives a 40,000 horsepower generator that produces enough energy to serve 45,000 homes.

Wheelabrator Frackville Energy Company Inc.
Frackville, PA
This 42 megawatt cogeneration station is located in eastern Pennsylvania. Steam from the plant is used to heat a nearby state correctional facility. The plant is located on the site of an abandoned coal mine and burns anthracite coal refuse in a circulating fluidized bed boiler.

Supporting Members

ARIPPA supporting member plants are power generation stations that are located in various regions of the United States. Plants commonly utilize circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology and coal refuse and/or other alternative fuels, such as biomass for their primary fuel source.

American Bituminous Power Partners
Grant Town, WV
This is an 80 megawatt facility equipped with two circulating fluidized bed boilers burning bituminous coal refuse from active and inactive sites. This plant began commercial operations June 1993.

Glatfelter, Inc.
Spring Grove, PA
Glatfelter is an 85 megawatt cogeneration commercial power plant located in York County. Operating since 1864, Glatfelter first began producing electricity in the 1940s and in 1988 installed a CFB boiler. The plant uses steam and 50 megawatts of electricity to produce paper products.

Morgantown Energy Associates
Morgantown, WV
This is a 62 megawatt facility equipped with two circulating fluidized bed boilers burning primarily a bituminous coal refuse mixture. This plant began commercial operations in 1992.

Associate Members

Associate membership includes companies that specialize in services to the coal refuse to energy industry. These include nationally recognized operations and maintenance companies, project developers, equipment suppliers, and engineering consultants with a large power generation client base.