50% or lower
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Pennsylvania benefits from having diverse, reliable and affordable energy resources, and utilizes those resources to rank second in the country in terms of electrical generation. Pennsylvania is the number one exporter of electricity in the United States. The policy focus of increasing energy efficiency, reliability, and development of renewable energy resources, coupled with the recent expansion of natural gas resources from the Marcellus Shale regions, have had significant impact on the energy infrastructure of the Commonwealth. The infrastructure appears to be reasonably well positioned to meet the state's current and 20-year planning horizon needs, although it is clear that energy and environmental policy will likely have a significant impact. In addition, given the power outages resulting from harsh winter of 2013-2014, the system's resilience needs to be addressed.Read the full report (PDF) Read about contributors to this report.