Penn State Intercom......February 1, 2001
West Penn Power
Sustainable Energy Fund
The University's Energy
Institute has been selected to administer the new West Penn Power Sustainable
Energy Fund. The fund, which is one of four sustainable energy funds in
the Commonwealth, was established by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities
Commission as part the of deregulation and re-structuring of Pennsylvania's
electric generation. Collectively these four funds will provide nearly
$55 million in the development and im-plementation of sustainable energy
technologies throughout Pennsylvania.
The Energy Institute,
in cooperation with Energetics Inc., will be responsible for developing
and monitoring sustainable energy projects that will have economic and
so-cietal benefit tothe West Penn service area ratepayers.
the Sustainable Energy Fund Technical Director Peter Luckie, professor
of mineral engineering, the fund was established to promote the use of
renewable and clean energy, energy conservation and energy efficiency,
and the start-up, attraction, expansion and retention of sustainable energy
"The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund will be looking for proposals from businesses and technology centers that develop sustainable energy technologies and have an interest in deploying their technologies in Pennsylvania. We are specifically interested in those that can help retain and attract businesses in the 17-county West Penn Power service district in western, central and northern Pennsylvania," said Joel Morrison, program coordinator for the University.
For more information,
call Morrison at (814) 865-4802 or e-mail