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The Pennsylvania Microgrid Project is a smart grid project being developed in Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania, US. It is a microgrid renewable integration project.

The installation of the project began in 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2021.


The Pennsylvania Microgrid Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 22.5MW.

The smart grid project is owned by Peoples Natural Gas and is being installed by CNX Resource Holdings, Peoples Natural Gas and PJ Dick.

The Pennsylvania Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

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– Natural Gas – Fired Generators – 5 units
– Solar Panels – 7800 units
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Pennsylvania Microgrid Project development status

The development of Pennsylvania Microgrid Project was started in 2019. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.

Contractors involved

Peoples Natural Gas has partnered with CNX Resource Holdings, Peoples Natural Gas and PJ Dick to construct and complete the Pennsylvania Microgrid Project.

Additional information

– Peoples Natural Gas has won a 20-year contract to build, maintain and operate a 22.5 MW microgrid for Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania.
– The microgrid will be powered by five natural gas-fired generators with a total capacity of about 20 MW and about 7,800 solar panels with a total capacity of 2.5 MW on a landfill owned by the airport.
– The development of the microgrid includes CNX Resources, IMG Energy Solutions, EIS Solar, PJ Dick, and LLI Engineering.

About Peoples Natural Gas

Peoples Natural Gas Company (Dominion Peoples) is a gas distribution company. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial gas sales and transportation customer accounts in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

About PJ Dick

PJ Dick Inc (PJD) is a construction company. The company’s products include asphalt, concrete and paving products; deal manipulator, deck and spud barge, IHC, and tug boat. It offers services such as general contracting, design build, construction management, preconstruction, negotiated general contracting, and construction risk management services. It also provides construction agency management, subcontractor bidding, design and construction, facilities management, asset management, civil and construction engineering, estimating, inspection, delivery, supervision, and project management and construction services, among others. PJD constructs and develops aviation, commercial office, manufacturing, parking, pharmaceuticals, postal, retail, residential, distribution, healthcare, educational, and infrastructure facilities, among others. It has operations in Pittsburgh, Exton, White Marsh, and North Lima, the US. PJD is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the US.


All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.