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Current funding opportunities

The Met Ed Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund has two grant opportunities available.

All applications are due by August 31, 2022.

GREEN BUILDING
The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund has one grant of $300,000-$500,000 available to support the construction of a green, sustainable, and/or natural building or the renovation of an existing building using these energy efficiency principles. A competitive application will highlight the energy savings inherent in applying green, sustainable, and/or natural building techniques in a community where the building can serve as an example to others. The amount of the grant award will be dependent on the types of clean energy systems and technologies that are implemented. Projects can be new construction or a retrofit, but must be completed within three years and located within the territories served by Met Ed or Penelec in Pennsylvania (see map).

Click here for complete details and application instructions for the Green Building grant opportunity.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund seeks to award one grant of up to $100,000 to support clean energy workforce development programs within the Met-Ed and Penelec territories (see map). Requests for this funding opportunity should focus on implementation of a workforce development program that can be deployed in 2023. A successful program will contribute to a clean energy economy within the context of workforce challenges affecting the broader economy. Funding may be provided as a one-time grant or over multiple installments as appropriate for the program. Grant progress reports will be assigned and effective programs may be considered for additional future funding.

Click here for complete details and application instructions for the Workforce Development grant opportunity.

Current funding opportunities

Help us plan future funding opportunities:
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The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund is beginning a new strategic planning process to review past funding and identify goals and focus areas for future grantmaking. This process was last completed in 2018. Please help us plan by completing the survey below. It should take no more than 15 minutes.

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Nominees requested

The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund seeks nominees for its Advisory Board. Click here for more information.

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

Resources

Energy Audit Toolkits

These free toolkits can help you assess energy consumption in manufacturing, commercial, school, municipal, and residential buildings.

Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding Guide

This quick guide covers common sources of funding for energy efficiency, renewables, and other clean energy projects for customers serviced by Met-Ed.

Pennsylvania C-PACE: Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Guide
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is an innovative financial tool for property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects. The financing transfers with the property upon sale. Learn more at https://pennsylvaniacpace.org/.

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.

News and Information

Grants available for sustainable energy research and development project and for construction or renovation of a green building in Pennsylvania

Categories: News, Sustainable Energy Fund News and Information|

READING, PA (August 23, 2021) – 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 [...]

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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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