Putting our commitment to the environment into action - learn about some of our green initiatives.
PECO is partnering with Natural Lands to provide grants to assist in a variety of open space projects.
Over the years, numerous municipalities, regional recreational authorities, and nonprofits in southeastern Pennsylvania have undertaken a variety of open space projects. Recognizing the importance of these initiatives, PECO is partnering with Natural Lands to provide grants to assist in these efforts. Eligible applicants include municipalities and regional recreational authorities within PECO’s suburban service territory, which includes portions of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and York Counties. Within the City of Philadelphia, incorporated nonprofit organizations are also eligible.
Through the PECO Green Region Open Space Program, PECO provides grant awards up to $10,000. A committee composed of county officials, conservation professionals, and PECO representatives review proposals and awards the grants annually. The grants must be used with funding from other sources and may cover expenses such as consulting fees, trail construction, land acquisition, habitat improvement, and/or the cost of creating and implementing an open space plan. More information about the 2021 grant round can be found
in this brochure. PECO Green Region grant applications are only accepted through the online portal,
which can be found at here. The application submission deadline for 2021 grant round funding requests is
4:00pm, Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
Since PECO Green Region’s inception in 2004, PECO has awarded over 300 grants and $2.5 million to support open space and environmental projects throughout our service area. If you are undertaking an open space project, we hope you’ll consider applying for a PECO Green Region grant. We hope that PECO Green Region funds will make a real difference as you work to preserve and protect farmland, watersheds, parks, and trails for this and future generations.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Estelle Wynn Dolan, administrator of the PECO Green Region Open Space Program, by calling 610-353-5587 ext. 213, or by email at
We are making upgrades to secure LEED certification for many of our buildings throughout the region.
We made upgrades to secure LEED certification for many of our buildings throughout the region.
PECO installed a 45,000 square feet green roof atop the company's headquarters at 23rd and Market Streets in Philadelphia in 2008.
We are increasing the use of alternative fueled vehicles.
We are building an industry-leading green supply chain.
PECO is working to reduce the environmental impacts of the materials and services we procure, and to encourage the environmental performance of suppliers themselves. Our Supply organization includes environmental questions in sourcing requests. This allows PECO to evaluate the environmental performance of its suppliers.
PECO's parent company Exelon uses a number of environmental standards that are incorporated in its business processes, including standards for transformers, wire and cable, wood poles and the vehicle fleet. As one of the founders of the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (www.euissca.org), Exelon has become a national leader in supply chain-environmental management. Through the Alliance, Exelon has helped lead the development of industry standards for evaluating the environmental attributes of key materials and services as well as performance metrics for supplier companies. Exelon's Supply group continuously looks for opportunities to introduced eco-friendly products into the supply chain focusing on sustainability and materials total live cycle.
We are helping employees adopt green practices in the workplace and at home.
PECO has an extremely proactive program to reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions and has helped the environment through reduced use of natural resources, reduced waste disposal and fewer air contaminates. Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a colorless, odorless, non-flammable, and non-toxic synthetic gas with a greenhouse gas impact 23,000 times higher than CO2. Though replacement and repair of SF6 switches and circuit breakers PECO has reduced SF6 emissions by more than 64%.