Three facilities producing efficient, sustainable district energy for Pennsylvania’s capitol

Clearway Community Energy Harrisburg has served downtown Harrisburg as the city’s provider of choice for reliable and efficient district energy services for decades. The system’s facilities, owned and operated by Clearway Community Energy, provide district heating and cooling to more than 120 customers in downtown Harrisburg—including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Capitol Complex and Harrisburg municipal government facilities. Through an affiliate, Energy Center Paxton LLC, the system also provides 12 MW of electricity to the local power grid.

Customers use the steam generated by Clearway Community Energy Harrisburg for space heating, domestic hot water heating, humidification, and industrial processes and the chilled water for cooling. Clearway Community Energy Harrisburg’s power generation component is interconnected with the PJM grid. In addition, the system’s staff repairs and maintains customer steam equipment.

System Profile

System Type:District Energy – Steam and Chilled Water Electricity Generation

Total Capacity:370,000 lb/hr steam, 3,900 tons chilled water, 12 MW electricity

Distribution:30,000 ft steam distribution system, 800 ft chilled water distribution system

Types of Customers Served

  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Municipal, County, State, and Federal Government
  • Residential Developments
  • Hotels

Notable Customers

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex
  • UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital
  • Hilton Harrisburg Hotel & Towers
  • Strawberry Square
  • Harrisburg University of Science and
  • Technology Sci-Tech High
Harrisburg Service Area


Clearway Community Energy Harrisburg

900 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101


Dan Quinn

Interim Regional General Manager

Shawn Fiebig

Operations Director