The Southeastern Pennsylvania Smart Energy Initiative (SEI) is an Industry Partnership (IP) founded in 2007 to support the region’s smart energy industry by providing comprehensive workforce and business development services to partnering energy organizations.

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Our Mission
Our mission is to promote the growth of the “smart” energy industry by providing comprehensive workforce and economic development services to partnering companies.

What is “smart energy?”
Smart energy incorporates clean and renewable energies, as well as energy efficiency/conservation and demand-side management products and services.

Why Participate in the Smart Energy Initiative?

  • Financial assistance for training current employees
  • Single point of contact for access to financing programs, industry news, project updates, information on legislation
  • Working groups to address shared, industry-specific issues and opportunities while advising SEI staff on how to best help your business
  • Access to high-quality technical expertise (provided by industry leaders)
  • Network with similar companies and form new business relationships
  • Participate in SEI initiatives that will shape future energy markets

What is SEI doing to promote industry growth?

  • Identifying and addressing workforce development, human resource and other business needs
  • Developing an inter-connected “web” of resources that supports existing business and encourages new business
  • Providing public education/awareness programming aimed at promoting clean/renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, and demand-side management products/services
  • Developing linkages with education partners to establish programs and grow the pipeline of future workers
  • Providing information on regional and state-wide energy projects, initiatives, legislation, and financing

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The Smart Energy Initiative is located at the Chester County Economic Development Council.