Sustainable Energy Fund’s educational programs seek to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. Literacy in both energy and sustainability is crucial to the understanding and application of knowledge in making sound sustainable energy related decisions. SEF funds a variety of educational initiatives that raise public awareness of sustainable energy as well as provide topic-specific training for energy users, educators and students.
SEF was founded in 1999 through a settlement approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission during the state’s electric deregulation proceedings. Since then, SEF has been a leading financer of sustainable energy projects and has greatly expanded its services with the goal of seeking a sustainable energy future.
Our mission is to promote, research and invest in clean and renewable energy technologies, energy conservation, energy efficiency and sustainable energy enterprises that provide opportunities and benefits for PPL electric ratepayers.
Sustainable Energy Fund has launched the 2017 Nonprofit Energy Makeover Contest. This program will award a major energy efficiency building retrofit to a winning nonprofit organization in Central or Northeastern Pennsylvania at no cost to the nonprofit. The winning nonprofit, chosen for its inefficient building and for the good it does for the community, will produce dramatic energy savings. The money saved from high electric bills can instead be directed towards furthering the nonprofit's mission. The main goal of the Makeover Contest is to promote energy efficiency and assist energy users in overcoming educational and financial barriers to a sustainable energy future. For more information or to apply, click here.
Registration is now open for Energypath 2017, which will be hosted at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Energypath is the region's largest sustainable energy event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. This year's conference theme, "For Our Future: Carbon Reduction", will encourage attendees to examine the impact of their daily lives on the environment by examining what we eat, what we buy, and the energy we consume. For more information or to register, click here.