Met Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund 2018-12-04T11:43:49+00:00
Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund

Thank you for your interest in the Met Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund. In 2018, the advisory committee that oversees distributions from the fund embarked on a strategic planning process to ensure that capital is deployed in the most effective way to meet the mission. In January 2019, the fund will release new applications focused on specific areas of interest within the renewable and sustainable energy field.

Our projects

Click the map for a searchable database of all projects funded by the Met Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund through December 31, 2017.

What We Do

The Met Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund provides grants, loans, and equity investments to promote:

  • the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies
  • energy conservation and efficiency
  • sustainable energy businesses
  • projects that improve the environment in the companies’ service territories

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The Sustainable Energy Fund will not accept new applications until January 15, 2019. Information about applying will be posted at that time.

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MET ED / PENELEC SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUND

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Gautier Steel interior

Gautier Steel: History in the Making

“This has been a long time coming and we’re very excited about this,” said Jacqueline Kulback, CFO & Controller at Gautier Steel.

Work had begun to fulfill the company’s first customer order of steel plates. Eventually, it will be rolling titanium and other specialty metals.

The Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies got a behind-the-scenes look as the mill did its early test runs. Gautier received a $25,000 grant and a $500,000 loan from the SEF to help to complete the nearly $20 million project.

15th Anniversary Report of the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund

15 years of PA’s sustainable energy funds

In 2000, the sustainable energy industry was bolstered by the creation of special funds across the Commonwealth to provide financial support for projects that promoted renewable and sustainable energy.

Two of those funds, the Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation and the Pennsylvania Electric Company Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, marked their 15th anniversary in 2015.

Download the report here.

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Berks County Community Foundation
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies