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)
Sustainable Energy Fund is Seeking Nominations for Its Board of Directors
Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) is currently seeking nominees to its Board of Directors. Nominations will remain open until at least August 15, 2013.
The SEF Board has seven members who serve three-year terms. Directors may serve two terms. The SEF is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to breaking down financial, educational, and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future. The SEF operates as a financially independent, self-sustaining private nonprofit enterprise. Additional information can be found on the SEF website: http://www.thesef.org
Candidates for nomination to the Board will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria:
Possess specific skill sets that enhance the SEF’s mission and maintain Board diversity in fields including (but not limited to) renewable energy technologies, energy education, preservation and conservation of natural resources, finance, human resources, marketing, and
community and nonprofit service;
Enhance and facilitate Board chemistry;
Have experience and enjoy working with eclectic personalities and divergent interests;
Be engaged and actively participate in Board and committee meetings and other Board business on an as-needed basis; and
Be willing to contribute time and efforts to promote and sustain the SEF’s mission.
The SEF is seeking nominations from persons interested in contributing to the SEF's mission and work. Interested and qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, or mail information to Sustainable Energy Fund, 1005 Brookside Road, Suite 210, Allentown, PA 18106. Please contact Jennifer Hopkins, President of the SEF, with any questions or for additional information. Ms. Hopkins can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-264-4440, ext. 7013.
Statewide Sustainable Energy Board
Board Meeting Agenda - The 2012 Annual Meeting was held on January 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg.
Board of Directors - A list of the the Sustainable Energy Board members.
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2009-2010 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report Cover Letter
2003 Annual Report
Sustainable Energy Fund By-Laws
Order and By-Laws - From the Public Meeting of January 27, 2011. The Commission approved the by-laws for the Sustainable Energy Board in the order, and it was entered on January 28, 2011. The by-laws are attached to the order as Appendix A. Docket No. M-00031715.
Sustainable Energy Fund Best Practices
The Pennsylvania Sustainable Energy Board was directed to develop uniform guidelines for the business practices of the sustainable energy funds. On March 1, 2007, the Commission approved best practices in four separate areas.
Order - From the Public Meeting of March 1, 2007.
Guidelines for Inquiries and Applications for Grants, Loans and Investments
Guidelines for Nomination, Selection and Approval of Directors
Guidelines for Reconsideration and Appeal
Guidelines for the Code of Conduct, Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality Policy