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Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Grants (FirstEnergy Territory)

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Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeGrant
State/FederalPA
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeBerks County Community Foundation
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/2000
Incentive Size and Funding SourceFirstEnergy (formerly GPU) established the Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) Sustainable Energy Fund with an initial contribution of $5.7 million. The fund later received an additional contribution of $2.5 million as a result of the merger between GPU Energy and FirstEnergy, bringing the total to $8.2 million. The majority of funding available from the Metropolitan Edison Company SEF takes the form of investments made in businesses pursuing one or more of the fund's objectives. A limited number of grants are available each year for specific purposes. The funding amount varies by project, as does the maximum, but some types of projects are capped at $25,000.
Eligible RecipientAny organization, governmental entity, individual or corporation may apply for grants under this program. Entities that are not exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or are not units of government may apply, but should expect to provide extensive information as to their operations and be subject to significant oversight by the foundation in the use of the funds.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility Criteria
  • Projects that educate power users in the Med-Ed region about renewable energy, the importance of energy conservation and/or energy conservation methods.
  • Projects that improve the environment in the Met-Ed service territory, as defined by their relationship to the company's transmission and distribution facilities.
  • Grants are limited to projects that propose to provide a public benefit from the use of the company's facilities.
  • Studies of the implementation of established or developing technologies (e.g., wind studies, methane quality studies) for projects situated in the Met-Ed region. Projects that, if feasible, are likely to attract investment from the fund will be given preference for this incentive. Grants made under this category are limited to $25,000 per applicant. It is anticipated that the majority of funds for such studies will come from other sources.
UtilityFirstEnergy
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