Sustainable Energy Fund

Four funds were created as a result of the restructuring plans of five electric companies. The funds are designed to promote the development of sustainable and renewable energy programs and clean-air technologies on both a regional and statewide basis. The funds have provided more than $20 million in loans and $1.8 million in grants to over 100 projects. A Statewide Sustainable Energy Board was formed in 1999 to enhance communications among the four funds and state agencies. The board includes representatives from the Commission; the Department of Environmental Protection; the Department of Community and Economic Development; the Office of Consumer Advocate; the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; and each regional board.

The four renewable and sustainable energy funds include:

West Penn Power  (Docket No.: M-00031715F0005)

Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed)  (Docket No. M-00031715F0004) and Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) (Docket No. M-00031715F0004)

PPL Sustainable Energy Fund of Central/Eastern PA   (Docket No. M-00031715F0003)

PECO Energy  (Docket No. M-00031715F0002)

The Met Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Funds are seeking nominees for the Advisory Board.

Through the making of loans, investments, and grants, the funds promote the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies, energy conservation and efficiency, sustainable energy businesses, and projects that improve the environment in the companies’ service territories.

The Advisory Board consists of not fewer than seven nor more than nine positions. The term of a board member is two years and members may serve a total of six terms.

The funds are seeking nominations for the following positions:

  • A representative from an environmental group
  • A representative from First Energy.
  • A representative from a commercial customer
  • Two at-large representatives

Four sitting committee members are up for re-election for four of these five positions.

Interested parties are eligible for nomination and consideration by the Advisory Board. Candidates for nomination to the Advisory Board will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria:

·         Experience and skills related to specifically slotted positions 

·         An understanding of and empathy for mission-related decision-making in keeping with prudent financial considerations

·         Ability to work collaboratively and with people with divergent interests

·         Able to meet by conference call or in-person at various Pennsylvania locations up to six times per year.

This announcement is made in keeping with the best practices of the Pennsylvania Sustainable Energy Board (PASEB) and is being distributed on the websites of the Public Utility Commission, the Met/Ed Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, the Berks County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, as well as relevant newsletters and other sources.  There is no financial compensation for Board service. This notice may be forwarded to interested parties. 

Applications will accepted through December 1, 2015. 


Heidi Williamson
Berks County Community Foundation
237 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 685-2223

Mike Kane
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
116 Market St., Suite 4
Johnstown, PA 15901
(814) 536-7741 

Statewide Sustainable Energy Board

Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda - The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held on January 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg.  (In case of inclement weather, the back-up date is set for January 29, 2015.)


PA Sustainable Energy Board By Laws - Approved at the Public Meeting of January 27, 2011. Docket No. M-00031715.


PASEB Best Practices - Order approving the PASEB Best Practices from the Public Meeting of March 1, 2007. Docket No. M-00031715.

Best Practices for Regional Sustainable Energy Funds

Annual Reports

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