Town of Penfield receives two Clean Energy Communities grants totaling $10,000
The Town of Penfield has been awarded two $5,000 grants from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Communities Program.

Grant funds will cover the installation cost for an additional electric vehicle charging station at Penfield Town Hall and an energy audit of the Penfield Community Center.

Projects such as the vehicle charging stations and energy audit will help the Town of Penfield progress toward its long-term sustainability goals, including achieving Clean Energy Community Designation.

To be eligible for the grants, the completion of public information sessions (Clean Energy Community Campaigns) on green initiatives was required. In collaboration with the Town of Penfield, the community group Color Penfield Green hosted community campaigns that discussed electric vehicles, and clean heating, cooling and energy efficiency. In total, roughly 150 households took part in the sessions. 

The Town of Penfield would like to thank members of Color Penfield Green for their assistance with the campaigns.

Launched in August 2016, NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program provides grants and support to allow municipalities to implement a range of high-impact clean energy actions. For more information, visit

Pictured are members of the Town of Penfield Energy and Environmental Conservation Committee and community group Color Penfield Green.