In this edition of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney’s Energy Insider Interview Series, we spoke to Denise Brinley, Senior Energy Advisor at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). She is one of the leaders behind the creation of the new playbook detailing the decommissioning and redevelopment of the Mitchell Power Station and adjacent Canestrale properties located in Washington County, Pennsylvania, right along the Monongahela River. The playbook, which is the first in a series that will analyze nearly a dozen decommissioned power plants in Pennsylvania, was written to encourage potential developers to invest in and redevelop these pieces of land. Each playbook will outline the site specifications and recommend three potential reuse scenarios.
We spoke with Denise about the creation of that playbook, why it’s important, and what else she’s working on with the DCED that affects the energy industry across Pennsylvania and beyond.