News and Events

PEA Announces Selection of Solarize Philly Installers

At a press conference on June 22, 2017, with Council President Clarke, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilman Derek Green and Councilwoman Helen Gym, the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) announced the three selected solar installation companies for Solarize Philly.  We selected KISS Electric, Moore Energy, and Solar States, based on a Request for Proposals which we released […]

PEA is Hiring – Program Coordinator

The Philadelphia Energy Authority is hiring a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator supports the Executive Director and leads a variety of administrative, operational, marketing and communications and program coordination efforts. He/she will also drive community engagement, plan and coordinate events and manage consultants for marketing and web design, in collaboration with appropriate staff. The Program Coordinator […]

PEA Launches Solarize Philly

Yesterday morning, the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) held a press conference on the roof of the Philadelphia Free Library to launch Solarize Philly. Speakers included Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilman Derek Green, Tony Gay (VP, PECO), Commissioner David Sweet from the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission, Adam Agalloco from the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, and PEA Executive […]

Using Energy to Address School Facility Needs in Philadelphia

School District of Philadelphia Energy Opportunity Assessment On Monday, March 20, 2017 the Philadelphia School District, City Council, and the Philadelphia Energy Authority hosted a press conference at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School to announce a commitment to develop up to $345 million in energy efficiency projects. Philadelphia Energy Authority Executive Director, Emily Schapira stated “The […]

Energy Campaign Progress Report

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the Philadelphia Energy Authority released our Energy Campaign Progress Report. The report details our progress and path toward creating 10,000 jobs from local investment in energy efficiency and clean energy. The Energy Campaign Progress Report is a formal update on the campaign’s progress in leveraging public and private investment in energy efficiency […]

PEA Supports Affordable Housing

On November 29, 2016, PEA Executive Director Emily Schapira provided testimony to Philadelphia City Council in support of Bill #161014 to provide funding for Philadelphia’s Affordable Housing Preservation Programs. Below is a transcript of the testimony. TESTIMONY OF EMILY SCHAPIRA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PHILADELPHIA ENERGY AUTHORITY My name is Emily Schapira, I’m the Executive Director of the […]

Philadelphia Energy Campaign Update

Philadelphia Energy Campaign: Scaling Up to Reduce Poverty, Create Jobs, and Fight Climate Change On October 27, 2016, Emily Schapira, PEA Executive Director, gave a briefing regarding the Energy Campaign to Philadelphia City Council. The briefing provided an overview of the campaign, update on progress to date, plans for job creation, current stakeholders, and ways for […]

September Preview: Energy Campaign Planning Period Ends

It’s September! We’re back to school, interns and fellows are transitioning in and out, we’ve hired staff and consultants, and the Philadelphia Energy Campaign’s 6-month planning period is ending. We are in the process of putting together our Campaign Roadmap, which will be released publicly in late October with a detailed path forward for each […]

North Philadelphia goes SOULAR!

By Laura Rigell, PEA Intern and Serenity Soular volunteer, Masters of City Planning candidate, Penn Design Many assume that only the wealthy care about “sustainability”, but low-income communities are taking ownership of the concept through the lens of environmental justice.  By bringing the benefits of solar power to North Philadelphia, Serenity Soular is challenging assumptions […]

PEA Board Meeting

The Philadelphia Energy Authority will hold a board meeting Wed., May 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM,at the Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business & Industry, Room C2-5, 1751 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Agenda items include budget, human resource and financial policy approval, and other business that may properly come before the board.  The public […]