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Firm plans hydroelectric plant below Highland Park Bridge

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineeers’ No. 2 Lock and Dam sits near the Highland Park Bridge looking toward the communities of Sharpsburg and Aspinwall along the Allegheny River. Rye Development of Boston proposed to construct a hydroelectric power plant that would generate 11 megawatts, enough to provide power to 5,000 to 8,000 homes.

“The $40 million to $60 million project could produce up to 11 megawatts, enough to provide power for 5,000 to 8,000 homes, according to company officials.

“‘What’s neat about Pittsburgh is really why we’re here. The water resources are tremendous. The river already flows. It’s a great source of renewable energy. There’s not many places in the country with this unique opportunity.”

FULL STORY published October 18, 2018 via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette