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Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) Loan Program (PPL Territory)

Local Government
State Government
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Geothermal Electric
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind (All)
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Combined Heat & Power
Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
Landfill Gas
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Other EE
Wind (Small)
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Program Info
Sector Name 
Sustainable Energy Fund of Central Eastern PA
Program Type 
Loan Program
NOTE: The program is currently accepting applications for 2% interest loans and leases for municipal and not-for-profit entities located in Pennsylvania for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The applications are due on January 29th, 2015.

The Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) promotes and invests in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and energy education initiatives. Financial incentives are offered as loans to promote clean energy technologies and for projects where energy savings are measurable. Eligible clean technology applications include energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building, and clean transportation. Financing terms are customized to the unique requirements of individual projects.The SEF has also developed Energypath, a comprehensive resource intended to assist Pennsylvanians in locating contractors, grants, loans, equipment manufacturers, rebates and technical assistance.

The SEF was founded in November 1999 as a result of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission electric utility restructuring proceedings. The SEF was a key component of the joint settlement with PPL, Inc. (now PPL Electric Utilities Corporation) and the PUC. The fund has collected slightly more than $25 million since opening through a rate surcharge on PPL ratepayers. The surcharge expired and was not renewed at the end of 2006. See DSIRE's summary of Pennsylvania's Public Benefits Funds for more information.