Pennsylvania C-PACE was signed into law in the summer of 2018 to help commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties in the commonwealth become more energy and water-efficient. The statute, Act 30 of 2018, authorizes PA counties or municipalities with community or economic development departments to pass a local resolution and adopt guidelines for C-PACE. 

Pennsylvania Public Law 198 No. 30 was amended by Act 43 of 2022. Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 43 on July 7, 2022, expanding the Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program in Pennsylvania. The law expands eligibility for C-PACE financing to include multifamily commercial buildings, indoor air quality, and building resiliency improvements.

Act 30 did not designate a state agency to facilitate C-PACE. In 2018, SEF and KEEA committed to implementing the program. SEF’s Board of Directors authorized expenditures to hire a national consulting firm to draft a set of model Pennsylvania Program Guidelines. The Program Guidelines were developed in partnership with Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) with the assistance of the City of Pittsburgh Sustainability and Resilience Division and Philadelphia Energy Authority. The Program Guidelines and a series of necessary legal documents comprise the “PA C-PACE In a Box” that is available for any municipality in the Commonwealth. For more background on this process, click here