READING, PA (June 4, 2019) – The Met Ed Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund Energy Audit Toolkit Program will provide a grant to an organization within the territories served by the Met Ed and Penelec electric companies to create an Energy Audit Toolkit that can be used by organizations to do a “first-pass” on their own energy usage and potential for improvement.

The toolkit should also include specific guidance on what happens during a professional energy audit and how to find a certified and unbiased auditor.

Energy Audit Toolkit Program

The goal of the Met Ed Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund Energy Audit Toolkit Program is to support the development of a comprehensive “toolkit” that will assist users in:
• assessing the energy usage of their building;
• developing options for reducing their energy usage;
• understanding what happens during a professional energy audit; and
• finding a certified and unbiased energy auditor that could further assist them. The program’s primary audience is organizations within the territories served by the Met Ed and Penelec electric companies in Pennsylvania (click here for map).

What is a grant?

A grant is a disbursement to a qualified organization for a specific purpose or to support the organization’s operations and does not need to be paid back (unless the funding is misused). A follow-up report is required for each grant received that describes how the money was used, what impact it had, and other relevant information.

When should I apply?

Applications for the Energy Audit Toolkit Program will be available March 1 with a June 30, 2019, deadline.

How much money is available?

The fund will provide one $30,000 grant to the strongest proposal in 2019.

Do I qualify?

To qualify for this grant, the organization and/or program must:
• be located in Pennsylvania;
• demonstrate expertise in the development of professional education/training materials in the area of energy efficiency; and
• design a toolkit that can be used by organizations within the Met Ed and Penelec service territories. Please note, the selected grant recipient will be responsible for delivering this finished product that can be used as a resource for other organizations.

What kind of projects qualify?

Here are some examples of the types of materials that might be included in an Energy Audit Toolkit:
• A video that introduces users to the goals and process of an energy audit.
• Worksheets (paper and/or online) with directions on how to assess your building’s energy
usage.
• A glossary of terms used in the process of assessing energy usage.
• Examples of clean energy building systems implemented in various parts of the
Commonwealth.
• A guide with “Next Steps” to take after evaluating your organization’s energy usage.

How do I apply?

The Sustainable Energy Fund will accept new applications for this program until June 30, 2019.

To apply to the Met Ed Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund Grant Program, you must complete an application. Click on one of the links below to take you to the appropriate application:

My project is in the Met Ed electric territory.

My project is in the Penelec electric territory.