Sustainable Energy Fund Receives $5,000 Grant from West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund to co-fund Energypath 2018

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa., May 31, 2018 – West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) has presented Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) with a $5,000 grant to co-fund Energypath 2018, which will be held July 23-26, 2018 at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Energypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the United States. 

“We are thankful to WPPSEF for their generous grant and for sponsoring Energypath for the past few years,” said John Costlow, president and CEO of SEF.  “We are proud to provide this enriching opportunity and are grateful to those who continue to support us in this educational endeavor.” 

The theme of this year’s Energypath, “Grid Integration”, will encourage attendees to evaluate the challenges of integrating renewable energy, battery storage and electric vehicles into the electric grid and discuss viable solutions. The Conference, which will take place on Thursday, July 26, will feature a Keynote Dinner, Seminars, Opening and Lunch Speakers, an Expo and Middle & High School Science Fairs. 

Additionally, Energypath will host three pre-conference Energy Camps on the topics of Solar PV, Wind and an Introduction to Sustainable Energy. Through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning, these camps will provide attendees a deeper understanding of sustainable energy technologies. The Energy Camps will take place at DeSales University on July 23 – 25. 

“WPPSEF is a proud supporter of SEF’s Energypath conferences,” said Joel Morrison, Fund Administrator for the WPPSEF.  “Energypath has become a premier sustainable energy event that blends together a technical conference with an energy camp and a science fair.  This mix of activities keeps the conference fresh and focused on the sustainable energy issues of the day.”

 Energypath 2018 is also sponsored by Community Energy Solar, Berkshire Asset Management, UGI Utilities, The Stone House Group, PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program, Energy Systems Engineering Institute at Lehigh University, and Chatham University. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. For more information, please visit

About Sustainable Energy Fund

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF), a nonprofit organization, assists energy users in overcoming financial, educational and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future. SEF provides a variety of services including financing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; educating the leaders of today and tomorrow to create a passion for sustainable energy; and representing the interests of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy in proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Visit for more information.

About West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF)is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that invests in the deployment of sustainable energy technologies that benefit West Penn Power ratepayers in Pennsylvania. WPPSEF investments are focused in three broad categories:

  • Deployment of sustainable and clean energy technologies; 
  • Deployment of energy efficiency and conservation technologies; and 
  • Facilitating economic development, environmental betterment, and public education as they relate to sustainable energy deployment in the WPP service region.

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