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Current funding opportunities

The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund is accepting grant applications for its annual spring grant process until March 15, 2022. The fund provides grants and program-related investments for projects serving the Met-Ed and Penelec electric companies in Pennsylvania that meet the mission of the fund.

The mission of the fund is to support:
• 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

Before applying, view examples of previously-funded projects here. Together, the two territories cover more than Pennsylvania 35 counties. Please verify your electric utility provider or check the territory map and zip code list to determine if your project is within the territories prior to applying for this opportunity.

The fund will award multiple grants of $2,000 to $50,000 for projects within or substantially affecting the Met-Ed and Penelec territories. Program-related investments in addition to this amount may be considered. Program-related investments range from $25,000 to $500,000. Applications are due by March 15, with decisions made no later than the end of July.

For projects in the Met-Ed territory, applicants can create a profile and apply here. Questions should be addressed to Kevin Lugo, Energy and the Environment Program Officer of the Berks County Community Foundation, at KevinL@bccf.org.

For projects in the Penelec territory, applicants can create a profile and apply here. Questions should be addressed to Angie Berzonski, Associate Director of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, at aberzonski@cfalleghenies.org.

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

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
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