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Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund

Scroll down to the APPLY section below to learn more about all of our current grant and investment/loan opportunities.

Our projects

Click the map for a searchable database of all projects funded by the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund through December 31, 2018.

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, as defined by their relationship to the companies’ transmission and distribution facilities

Apply

In 2020, the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund has $192,470 available to distribute as grants throughout the Pennsylvania service territories of the Met-Ed and Penelec energy companies.

The fund will distribute grants for projects and programs that support the development and use of clean energy technologies and energy efficiency. Grants will range from $2,000 to $50,000 depending on the scope of the projects. Applications will be accepted online from January 15 through March 16, with decisions to be made by the end of July 2020.

Applications must be completed online by the deadline to be considered.

Click here for a map of the territories and specific zip codes serviced by Met-Ed and Penelec.

Click here to apply for a grant in the Met-Ed territory.

Click here to apply for a grant in the Penelec territory.

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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