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Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA)

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) is an independent public financing authority that was created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority and Emergency Powers Act and that was revitalized through an April 8, 2004, Executive Order. The authority's mission is to finance clean, advanced energy projects in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania projects that could potentially qualify for funding from the Authority include solar energy, wind, low-impact hydropower, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas, fuel cells, integrated gasification combined cycle, waste coal, coal-mine methane, and demand management measures. The authority presently can award grants, loans, and loan guarantees. Tax-exempt and taxable bond financing for clean, advanced energy projects also are available through the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA).

Contact PEDA

General Correspondence:
RCSOB-12th Floor
P. O. Box 8772
Harrisburg , PA , 17105-8772
Contact Us By Phone: 717-783-8411

PEDA Staff

  • Geoff Bristow – Acting PEDA Executive Director, or 814-332-6681
  • Alayna Schmeider – Energy Program Specialist, or 717-783-0908

If you are interested in receiving an announcement notice regarding future PEDA financial assistance opportunities, please complete the PEDA Grant Announcement Mailing List form. All items marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

PEDA Success Stories

PEDA grants resulted in dozens of innovative, advanced, energy projects that have helped Pennsylvania businesses, schools and universities, and local governments reduce their energy consumption and costs as well as expand operations. Successful 2014 PEDA projects have been completed throughout all parts of the state and highlight how they're continuing to generate clean energy, save energy and help Pennsylvania's environment. Please see our Story Map and Data Map for more information on these successful projects.

Board of Directors

Solar For All Competition

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 created the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), a historic federal investment to address the related issues of climate change, energy independence, energy costs, economic competitiveness, economic development, and environmental justice through competitive awards.

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) submitted an application for a $250 million Solar For All grant as the lead applicant of a two-member coalition that includes the Philadelphia Green Capital Corporation, the non-profit green bank affiliate of the Philadelphia Energy Authority. If that application is successful, the award would provide residential solar technology, associated storage, and enabling upgrades to more than 30,000 households in low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout Pennsylvania. We are still working to develop the program details. The EPA is expected to announce award recipients in March 2024.

Board Meetings:

February 22, 2024

November 13, 2023

August 23, 2023

July 6, 2023

PEDA Annual Reports

PEDA Energy Development Plan

PA Energy Development Authority Bylaws