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Grants available for professional energy audit, renewable energy training programs

from Berks County Community Foundation

Oct 25, 2019

READING, PA  – Grants are available for certified energy audit providers to conduct 20 audits in Pennsylvania and for organizations to run training programs related to the installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems.

Applications for both projects will be accepted until November 18. More information can be found at the Berks County Community Foundation website (https://bccf.org/) by choosing “Sustainable Energy Fund” from the “Our Work” section of the menu, or by visiting https://bccf.org/sustainable-energy-fund/.

Regarding the energy audit program:

Completing an energy audit is an important first step toward reducing kilowatt hours and improving operating costs for an existing building. This program will provide a grant of up to $50,000 per territory to a professional firm to conduct at least 10 energy audits within the Met-Ed service territory and at least 10 energy audits within the Penelec service territory over an 18-month period. Maps of those territories are available at the links previously referenced.

Regarding the workforce development/training program:

One $25,000 grant is available for organizations within the territory served by the Met-Ed electric company to support training programs for Pennsylvania residents to learn how to professionally install and maintain renewable energy systems.

About the funders:

The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund provides grants, loans, and equity investments to promote:

  • the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies.
  • energy conservation and efficiency.
  • sustainable energy businesses.
  • projects that improve the environment in the companies’ service territories, as defined by their relationship to the companies’ transmission and distribution facilities.

Commonly referred to in the singular as the Met Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, this organization is actually comprised of the Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation and the Pennsylvania Electric Company Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

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