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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
  • Nathan Reagle – Energy Program Specialist, or 717-772-0255

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

PEDA COVID-19 Restart Grant

In an effort to support clean energy projects in Pennsylvania that were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the PEDA Board offered $1.7 million in grant funding to get energy projects restarted across Pennsylvania. The Board received 53 applications that demonstrated a project disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and how a PEDA grant could get their project back on track.

On November 30th, the PEDA Board awarded $1.7 million to eleven energy efficiency, solar energy, high-performance building, and electric vehicle charging projects halted by the pandemic. The awardees included five businesses, two municipalities, two school districts, and two nonprofit organizations that received grants for a variety of building and transportation projects that had broken ground or were in advanced planning stages before being disrupted by the pandemic.

To learn more about the awardees, view the November 30th meeting materials below.

Board Meetings:

May 3, 2022

October 5, 2021

PEDA Annual Reports

PEDA Energy Development Plan

PA Energy Development Authority Bylaws