Greenworks Pilot Energy Technology Program (G-PET)
Greenworks Pilot Energy Technology (G-PET) Program Overview and Objectives
The Greenworks Pilot Energy Technology (G-PET) program offers funding to accelerate the market introduction of new, energy efficient products and services. G-PET is a partnership among The City of Philadelphia, Greenworks Philadelphia, PIDC and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
G-PET will fund all or part of pilot installations of qualifying products or services in projects located in the City of Philadelphia, with a preference for projects that are able to demonstrate additional project funding. Successful applicants will be awarded grants in the range of $50,000-$100,000 by the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC).
Qualifying products or services must be able to verify energy efficiencies and be at installation-ready stage. They may not be products or services which are well established in the marketplace or that are in research and development. They may include products or services for which a significant enhancement is being tested.
The G-PET Program funds are used to offset the costs of installation, required testing, monitoring, and or subsequent modifications to the installed product or service necessary during the project period.
Qualifying companies must either currently be located in the City of Philadelphia or be prepared to establish a significant presence in Philadelphia. Preference will be given to companies and projects that are located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s Smart Energy Campus.
Qualifying projects must be able to demonstrate an ability to initiate and complete the project within 3 months from the date of an award. The project description should set forth clear milestones, capital requirements, and expected outcomes for each stage of the project.
G-PET is funded with federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the City of Philadelphia.