2024 ARIPPA Annual Conference

The 2024 ARIPPA Annual Conference program is now available for review. The entire speaking schedule and abstracts can be found in the program here. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Come join us as we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year! Registration for the conference is still open. Sign up today to receive our discount pricing! The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg Hershey Hotel on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Registration forms are available here. The schedule at a glance is below. Contact our office at 717-763-7635 or email csweeney@arippa.org with any questions.

Tuesday, June 11th @ Crowne Plaza Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
Technical Symposium & Keynotes: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Keynote, Trade Show & Lunch: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Trade Show & Legislative Networking Reception: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Companies are also invited to consider becoming a sponsor of this year’s event. There are several sponsorship levels available that will let businesses of all sizes participate in the conference. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement and a sponsors banner will be displayed during the event. Larger donations will be granted a larger space and image on the banner and ARIPPA website if applicable. Keep in mind that any sponsorships submitted after May 31st may not be able to have their company logo printed on the banner as the printing process takes several days to complete. See the registration packet above for additional details.

Platinum Level Sponsors:

AGT Services - Turbine & Generator Services

Gold Level Sponsors:



Silver Level Sponsors:

ARIPPA Releases Report on Coal Refuse Reclamation Industry

In June 2019, ARIPPA released an updated report prepared by Econsult Solutions, a Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm, analyzing the economic and environmental benefits of Pennsylvania’s coal refuse reclamation to energy industry. According to the report, the industry contributes $615 million per year to the Pennsylvania economy, supports at least 3,000 jobs, and provides $37 million in annual environmental and public benefits on top of the up to $267 million in annual avoided costs to the Commonwealth from the remediation performed by the industry. Click the link to view the full report or a summary of the findings.

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, Virginia, 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.

Thanks to the support and involvement of our members throughout the years, ARIPPA is proud to celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2024! This organization has endured many changes and challenges over the years but remains strong and committed to serving its members. We look forward to continuing our efforts to enhance the coal refuse to energy industry for years to come.

Benefits of Our Industry

Concern for the Survival of Our Industry

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference 10/28/20
Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA


PA Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Report June 2020
The Coal Refuse Reclamation to Energy Industry and Carbon Trading Markets

PA Legislators Urge DCED to Issue 2019 PA Coal Refuse Energy and Reclamation Tax Credits
Rep. Neal Goodman Letter 05/27/20

PA Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Hearing on the Status of the Coal Refuse Reclamation to Energy Industry 02/03/20
ARIPPA Written Testimony
ARIPPA PowerPoint Presentation

PA Governor Letter Supporting a Federal Coal Refuse Tax Credit 08/12/19

PA Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure and Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committees Joint Hearing on AEPS Act 05/01/19
Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA - Written Testimony

PA Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Public Roundtable 10/04/18
Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA

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 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