West Penn Power SEF Grant Program

Program West Penn Power SEF Grant Program
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Local
Last Update
State Pennsylvania
Administrator The EMS Energy Institute of Pennsylvania State University
Website http://www.wppsef.org/need-financing.php
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) promotes the use of renewable energy and clean energy among commercial, industrial, institutional and residential customers in the West Penn market region. Eligible technologies include solar, wind, low-impact hydro, sustainable biomass such as closed-loop biomass and biomass gasification, and innovative natural gas technologies as well as energy efficiency. Clean energy refers to advanced technologies, including landfill gas and fuel cells, which use fossil fuels but have significantly lower emissions and waste than current commercialized technologies and fuels derived from waste.

In addition to loans, the program also offers grants up to $25,000 for non-profit entties. Exceptions to the cap may be made for projects that are deemed to have high impact on sustainable energy industry. Commercial entities may also be considered where a limited amount of grant making is coupled with financing.  The projects should be aligned with WPPSEF's mission and should benefit the West Penn Power ratepayers. 

While there is no deadline to apply for loan programs, grants are offered through solicitation through RFP released during the 3rd quarter of each year and the proposals are due in early next year. 

Further information about commercial loan offered by the program can be accessed here.



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