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Sources: Harrisburg, PA

Like the rest of the state, the majority of Harrisburg’s energy sources are from nuclear power, coal and natural gas. As the 3rd largest supplier of electricity in the US, Pennsylvania produces more energy than its residents consume. They have the 6th highest gross domestic product in the country. Natural gas has been found in abundance in the last decade and has risen significantly in generation in Pennsylvania. PA supplier many Northeast states with natural gas to heat their homes. Nuclear power is still the highest generate source in the state. Pennsylvania is second to Illinois in nuclear power generation in the US. For more information on Harrisburg energy sources, see the graph below.

Sources for Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg, PA produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • Pennsylvania is the 2nd largest nuclear energy producing state behind Illinois
    • PA is the 3rd largest supplier of electricity in the country behind Texas and Florida
    • While coal is still a main source of energy, natural gas has risen significantly in the past decade
    • Wind and solar energy are the primary sources of renewable energy in the state.


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