SEF of Central Eastern Pennsylvania Grant Program (PP&L Territory)

May 18, 2006


Note: The Sustainable Energy Fund is not soliciting grant applications at this time. Please see information about the SEF's loan program. The Sustainable Energy Fund of Central Eastern Pennsylvania (SEF) disburses a limited number of grants and loans to organizations seeking funding for projects consistent with the Fund’s mission "to promote research and invest in clean and renewable energy technologies, energy conservation, energy efficiency and sustainable energy enterprises that provide opportunities and benefits for PP&L ratepayers." Research projects are not eligible for grant financing. The SEF was founded in November 1999 as a result of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission electric utility restructuring proceedings. The SEF was a key component of the joint settlement with PP&L, Inc. (now PP&L Electric Utilities Corporation) and the PUC. The initial SEF funding of approximately $20.5 million will be generated over six years through a rate surcharge on PPL ratepayers. . See DSIRE's summary of Pennsylvania's Public Benefits Funds for more information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Sustainable Energy Fund of Central Eastern PA
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
  • Landfill Gas
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
  • Wind (Small)
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Incentive Amount: Generally $10,000 - $25,000
Maximum Incentive: $25,000


Name: Public Information
Organization: Sustainable Energy Fund of Central Eastern PA
Address: 1005 Brookside Road, Suite 210
Allentown PA 18106
Phone: (610) 264-4440

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.