The Met Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund announced it has one grant of up to $340,000 available to support an applied research and development project in Pennsylvania.

The goal of the funding is to support a project that drives down energy consumption and closes the gap on the cost difference between traditional energy technologies and renewables, thereby making renewables a more attractive option for new infrastructure investments across the Commonwealth.

With this grant, the Met Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund aims to support a project that tests and/or pilots technologies and applications.

To be considered, a project should impact at least one of the following categories:

  • Battery storage tied to renewables and/or resiliency
  • Grid resiliency with an emphasis on advanced controls for economically integrating renewables into the grid
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Carbon capture and storage, with greater interest in projects that repurpose captured carbon in a way that decreases energy consumption
  • Other breakthrough technology resulting in a significant reduction of kilowatt hours, driving down energy consumption

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2020. For more information, as well as maps and zip codes of areas serviced by Met Ed and Penelec, is available at www.bccf.org/sustainable-energy-fund/.

The Met Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund is administered by Berks County Community Foundation and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.