DEP Announces Energy Development Authority Funding Workshops in North Central PA

WILLIAMSPORT – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites non-profit corporations, schools, colleges and universities, and local governments, public corporations, for-profit businesses and authorities to attend one of three Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) funding workshops in north central Pennsylvania.

On June 12, Gov. Tom Corbett announced an estimated $12.5 million is now available through PEDA to provide funding for the deployment of advanced energy projects and for businesses interested in locating or expanding their alternative energy manufacturing or production operations in the commonwealth.

PEDA anticipates awarding approximately $10 million for renewable energy projects such as wind, hydropower, solar, and biomass, along with demand management measures including energy recovery, energy efficiency, and load management.

This is the first financial assistance offering since 2010 by PEDA, an independent public financing authority created in 1982. The authority’s mission is to finance advanced energy projects in Pennsylvania.

The free informational workshops, all with the same content, are being held to assist potential applicants learn more about PEDA funding eligibility and requirements. Presentations will include a demonstration of the online eGrants application process. The deadline to apply for grant money is Aug. 15.

The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., at the following locations:

  • Monday, July 14, at the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority Interpretive Center, 253 Transfer Rd., Bellefonte, Centre County;
  • Wednesday, July 16, at the Northumberland County Administration Center, 399 S. Fifth St., Sunbury, Northumberland County; and
  • Thursday, July 17, at DEP’s North-central Regional Office, 208 W. Third St., Williamsport, Lycoming County.

Seating is limited and the deadline to register is July 10. To register, please provide attendee’s name, organization, email, and workshop date to DEP North-central Energy Manager Michelle Ferguson, atmiferguson@pa.gov, or by calling 570-327-3783.

To learn more about the PEDA program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: “Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority.”

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