More than $16 million is available to help develop clean energy projects that will save energy and money for those who develop them, create jobs and improve the environment. The state funding is being made available through the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, or PEDA. The 25 projects PEDA funded in 2009 will combine to generate and conserve enough energy to power more than 26,000 homes, reducing carbon emissions equivalent to removing more than 17,000 cars from our roadways.
The available funds include $2 million specifically set aside for municipalities, local government authorities, and first responders in Duquesne Light Co.’s electric service territory and immediately adjacent areas to help these entities cope with high energy costs and ensure they have a secure energy supply that is needed for critical operations. Applications must be submitted via the Environmental eGrant system at www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us. Paper applications will not be accepted. The deadline to submit applications is 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 15. Grants will be announced at the PEDA Board of Director’s meeting on Friday, Aug. 27.
To view program guidelines, download an application or for additional information, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: PEDA, or call the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Energy and Technology Deployment at (717) 783-8411.