Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) COVID-19 Update

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 will continue to keep you posted as things change.

  • Water and Sewer Line Protection Program: PEA partners with American Water Resources to offer a water and sewer line protection program for Philadelphia homeowners. If you require assistance with your existing account or if you would like to enroll, please contact American Water Resources at 844-765-7260. You can also reach Alon Abramson, PEA’s Program Manager at with other questions or concerns.
  • C-PACE: PEA is the Program Administrator for the Philadelphia C-PACE program, a financing tool for commercial buildings to pay for energy efficiency, water conservation and clean energy projects. We will continue to accept and review applications and serve as a resource to all interested in the program. You can reach CPACE Program Manager Maryrose Myrtetus at All in-person C-PACE events are postponed until further notice. Here is an updated list of upcoming online C-PACE events:

– March 19 @ 2pm – Webinar on the Philadelphia C-PACE Application Process. Register here.
– March 25 @ 4pm – C-PACE: Connecting the Dots events hosted by Burns Mechanical – POSTPONED
– April 7 @ 3:30pm – Kick-Off to a C-PACE Webinar Series hosted by White & Williams and Counterpointe SRE. Register here.

  • Philadelphia Solar Rebate: In a bright spot, on March 16th, PEA opened applications for the Philadelphia Solar Rebate. This is an incentive program of $0.20/watt for residential projects and $0.10/watt for commercial projects. All projects that received Permission to Operate (PTO) on or after July 1, 2019 are eligible to apply. Go to gov/solar-rebate to learn more and apply. Contact with questions.
  • Bright Solar Futures – PEA’s Bright Solar Futures program for Opportunity Youth is continuing online, thanks to the support of the Solar States instruction team and HeatSpring – an online platform for clean energy training. The current class of 16 PowerCorpsPHL Fellows is on track to complete the advanced 680-hour solar and energy efficiency curriculum on May 9th as planned. PEA did not hold the Friday training for high school students last week and that program will reconvene when the School District reopens.

Though PEA is not responsible for utility services to Philadelphia residents, we are pleased that the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Gas Works and PECO have announced that all utility shutoffs are currently suspended. For more information, call:

  • Philadelphia Water Department: (215) 685-6300
  • Philadelphia Gas Works: (215) 235-1000
  • PECO: 1-800-494-4000

For any other questions or assistance, please email and we will respond to you promptly.