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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Grant Program (FirstEnergy Territory)   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/25/2012
Program Overview:
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Local Grant Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Unspecified Technologies
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Penelec Service Territory of FirstEnergy (No Residential Grants)
Amount:Varies according to project
Maximum Incentive:Varies; $25,000 for some types of projects
Web Site: http://www.metedpenelecsef.org/
Summary:

FirstEnergy (formerly GPU) established the Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund and the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund in 2000. The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies in Johnstown, Pennsylvania administers the Penelec loan and grant components of the Fund, which has assets of approximately $9.1 million. The fund is administered by the Berks County Community Foundation. The majority of funding available from the fund takes the form of investments made in businesses pursuing one or more of the fund's objectives. These funds typically will be distributed as loans or equity investments, but a limited number of grants are available each year for specific purposes. The following types of projects are currently eligible for grants:

  • Projects that educate power users in the Med-Ed region about renewable energy, the importance of energy conservation and/or energy conservation methods.
  • Projects that improve the environment in the Met-Ed service territory, as defined by their relationship to the company's transmission and distribution facilities. Grants are limited to projects that propose to provide a public benefit from the use of the company's facilities.
  • Studies of the implementation of established or developing technologies (e.g., wind studies, methane quality studies) for projects situated in the Met-Ed region. Projects that, if feasible, are likely to attract investment from the fund will be given preference.

Examples of projects funded in the past are available on the program web site, along with details of the grant guidelines.


 
Contact:
  Angie Berzonski
Community Foundation of the Alleghenies
216 Franklin St., Suite 606
Johnstown, PA 15901-1911
Phone: (814) 536-7741 Ext.117
E-Mail: aberzonski@cfalleghenies.org
Web Site: http://www.cfalleghenies.org
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