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What you need to know about Act 129 Phase IV Planning

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) released its Market Potential Study in late February 2020 and its Tentative Phase IV Implementation Order in March 2020, the latest step in the process of preparing for the expected fourth phase of the Act 129 electricity conservation program. PEA reviewed these reports to gain a better understanding of […]

PEA Update COVID-19

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, PEA remains focused on keeping our programs up and running while keeping our team, students and partners safe. PEA staff will be working remotely going forward, but all programs will be fully operational during that time. As you know, the coronavirus news changes day by day, so we […]

City Solar Project Naming Contest

Last year, the City signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The PPA will enable the City’s partner to build a large solar project in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Once built, it will be the largest solar project in the state and one of the largest renewable PPAs signed by any city in the US. It is also a […]

City and ENGIE Announce Power Purchase Agreement Staffing Plans

For immediate release: February 06, 2020 Published by: Office of Sustainability Contact: City Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco kelly.cofrancisco@phila.gov (215) 686-6210  ENGIE North America: Sandrine Deparis sandrine.deparis@engie.com (202) 855-3705  PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia and ENGIE North America, in partnership with the Philadelphia Energy Authority, have in place a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for Philadelphia to purchase energy generated by the Adams County solar farm. An […]

PA House of Representatives Scholarship Program – Deadline March 1, 2020

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program enhances educational opportunities for eligible students who reside in Pennsylvania. The program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors; no tax or other public funds are used. The program is administered by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (a 501(c)(3) community foundation) and uses the nowU Pennsylvania 529 […]