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Current funding opportunities

Applications are now available for grants from the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund through two distinct funding opportunities totaling $470,000 for projects in Pennsylvania.

The funding opportunities:

  • A grant of up to $240,000 to support an applied research and development project in the areas served by the Met-Ed and Penelec electric companies.
  • A grant of up to $230,000 to support the construction of a green, sustainable, and/or natural building or the renovation of an existing building using these energy efficiency principles in the areas served by Met-Ed and Penelec.

Applications for each grant opportunity are due October 15, 2021.

Learn more here.

Current funding opportunities

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

Our projects

Click the map for a searchable database of all projects funded by the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund through December 31, 2020.

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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
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