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 Board Vacancy

Call for Nominations - The Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) is currently seeking nominees to its Board of Directors. Nominations will remain open until at least August 15, 2016.  The SEF Board has seven members who serve three year terms.  Directors may serve two terms.


The Met Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund is 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 energy supplier
  • One at-large representative
  • A representative from an industrial user group*
  • A representative from a weatherization group*
  • A representative from an independent power producer*

The energy supplier and at large representative seats will be open on January 1, 2017.

Three sitting committee members are up for re-election for the three positions marked with an *.  

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). There is no financial compensation for Board service.

If interested contact: 

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 2015 Annual Meeting will be held on February 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Hearing Room 4 of the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg.  (In case of inclement weather, the back-up date is set for February 25, 2016 in Hearing Room 5.)

2015 Presentations

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

2012 2011
2010 2009
2008 2007
2005 2004