Our Mission

In 2010, City Council and then-Mayor Michael Nutter chartered the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) as an independent municipal authority to provide targeted expertise and focus to Philadelphia’s efforts to reduce energy consumption and expense.

PEA’s core mission includes:

Philadelphia Energy Campaign

In February 2016, with the leadership of City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched its first major initiative, the Philadelphia Energy Campaign. It will invest $1 billion in energy efficiency and clean energy projects in the city over 10 years and create 10,000 living wage jobs in the process.

In April 2017, PEA launched Solarize Philly, the first citywide solarize program. Solarize campaigns allow a group of homeowners to install solar together at a reduced price. The more households moving forward, the lower the cost for all participants.

As of March 2021, more than 6,500 households have expressed interest in participating in Solarize Philly from across the city.