Reducing energy waste across Wisconsin

Saving energy saves money. In partnership with 108 Wisconsin electric and natural gas utilities, Focus on Energy works with businesses, farms, school districts, local governments and other property owners to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Want to get started? Check if your electric and/or natural gas utilities partner with Focus on Energy.

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Agriculture, Schools and Government

The Agriculture, Schools and Government Program serves farmers, K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and federal, state, county, municipal and tribal entities, (with the exception of any customers otherwise identified as a Large Energy User customer). The program is delivered through sector specific Energy Advisors and Trade Ally contractors. Custom and prescriptive incentives are available on a variety of technologies including lighting, HVAC, air compressors, pumps, ventilation, ag-specific measures and more. Click here for more information.

Business Incentive Program 

The Business Incentive Program serves commercial and industrial customers who have an average electric demand of less than 1,000 kW each month.  The program offers custom and prescriptive incentives on a variety of technologies including lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, process systems, commercial kitchen equipment and more. Click here for more information.

Renewable Energy Options

The Renewable Rewards program provides business customers with prescriptive and custom financial incentives for solar electric (PV) and geothermal heat pump systems. Funding is managed through a reservation system. The Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP) also provides business customers with financial incentives for cost effective renewable energy projects. Financial incentives are awarded through a competitive proposal process. Eligible technologies include biogas, biomass, geothermal, wind, solar PV and solar thermal. Click here for more information.

Design Assistance - Commercial & Multifamily

The Design Assistance Program provides design professionals, builders, developers and building owners with energy-saving options for the design of new buildings and major renovation projects (over 5,000 square feet). Incentives can be used to reduce the upfront cost of high efficiency measures that exceed Wisconsin’s energy code requirements.  Click here for more information.

Emerging Technologies

The Emerging Technologies Program identifies new energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies within the industrial, commercial, and agricultural sectors. Financing is awarded to technologies with significant market potential in order to accelerate their adoption as a best practice.

Large Energy Users Program 

The Large Energy Users Program serves customers that have an electrical demand of 1 megawatt or greater, and/or use more than 100,000 therms of natural gas per month, and have energy bills exceeding $60,000 in any of the most recent 12 months.  Customers include businesses in the industrial, manufacturing, healthcare, and insurance sectors; larger universities and colleges; as well as larger municipal wastewater treatment and water supply facilities.  Customers receive technical assistance, support, and recommendations for energy efficiency improvements from sector specific Energy Advisors.  Prescriptive and custom financial incentives are available for a wide range of energy efficiency measures. Click here for more information.

Multifamily Energy Savings Program

The Multifamily Energy Savings Program targets apartments and condominium complexes with four or more units. Customers receive an energy assessment describing energy savings opportunities available in their building(s), both prescriptive and custom, and the incentives for which customers could be eligible.  The energy assessment will include common areas, whole-building measures and individual residential units as necessary. Click here for more information.

Multifamily New Construction 

The Multifamily New Construction program works with property owners and developers to model systems for new apartments and condominium complexes with four or more units. The New Construction program purpose is to identify energy savings opportunities pre-construction by coordinating with developers to make energy efficient product choices. Prescriptive and custom incentives are available through this program.

Small Business Program

The Small Business Program offers increased incentives on most prescriptive measures to help overcome the unique barriers small businesses face. Qualifying customers include commercial and industrial businesses with an average monthly usage of 40,000 kWh or less during July and August.  Click here for more information.

Strategic Energy Management

Strategic Energy Management is available to large industrial customers interested in the business advantages of a more sustained, strategic commitment to energy efficiency.  Delivered through the Large Energy Users Program, participants will have internal senior management support for energy management, experience with continual improvement systems, a basic submetering network capable of collecting data for key energy uses, and immediate access to four years of monthly energy and production data. Focus on Energy offers unique financial incentives, technical training and professional development opportunities to participants. A 'light' version of the program offers energy management support program for select Large Energy User Program customers that includes energy regression modeling, energy use identification and monthly management assistance.

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Business Incentive Program

Business Renewables & RECIP

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Design Assistance

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Large Energy Users

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Multifamily Programs

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Small Business

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Applications and information for your next project

Applications

All 2018 Applications and Catalogs will be available by January 15th. Focus on Energy will honor 2017 incentive rates if a measure is installed prior to February 1st and the application is received by the Focus team prior to March 1st. The new incentive rates may be leveraged for any measures installed in 2018. Please consult with your Energy Advisor if you began working with your Energy Advisor and/or Trade Ally on conceptual or preliminary design for a custom project in 2017, but formal pre-approval for the project will not be obtained from Focus on Energy until 2018. To view, 2018 incentive amounts visit Find Equipment Incentives.

2018 Application (applicable to all catalogs)

2018 Incentive Product Information Sheet

2018 Retrocommissioning Enrollment Application

Design Assistance Enrollment Wizard

 

Catalogs & Supplemental Data Sheets

2018 Agribusiness Incentive Catalog

2018 Boiler Tune-Up Application

2018 Commercial Kitchen Catalog

2018 Commercial Refrigeration Catalog

2018 HVAC Catalog

2018 Lighting Catalog

2018 Process Systems Catalog

2018 Custom Incentive Guide

 

 

Which application do I need?

  1. Review the Catalog Guide to find the catalog you need. 

    Need a hard copy of a catalog? Contact your Energy Advisor.

  2. Submit your application. Click Show Details below and Submit Your Application to find the correct address/email.

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Submit Your Application

Agriculture, Schools & Government

725 West Park Avenue

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

AgSGapps@focusonenergy.com

Business Incentive

12075 Corporate Parkway, Suite 100

Mequon, WI 53092

BIPapps@focusonenergy.com

Business Renewables

3113 W. Beltline Hwy., Suite 100

Madison, WI 53713

renewables@focusonenergy.com

Large Energy Users & Retrocommissioning

440 Science Drive, Suite 203

Madison, WI 53711

LEUapps@focusonenergy.com

RCx@focusonenergy.com

Multifamily Energy Savings

12075 Corporate Parkway, Suite 100

Mequon, WI 53092

MESPapps@focusonenergy.com 

Small Business

12075 Corporate Parkway, Suite 100

Mequon, WI 53092

SBPapps@focusonenergy.com

Express Building Tune Up

12075 Corporate Parkway, Suite 100

Mequon, WI 53092

ExpressTuneUp@focusonenergy.com

Does your project not fit in one our standard offers?

Custom project incentives are calculated on a case-by-case basis for non-standard technologies and are based on estimated first-year energy savings. So whether you operate a large industrial facility with a $60,000 monthly energy bill, a chain store or franchise, an office, school or municipal building, a farm, or anything in between, we can show you how to be more energy efficient—and how to save on the cost of making improvements. 

Before purchasing equipment or proceeding with upgrades, you must be working with an Energy Advisor from Focus on Energy. Your advisor will help you to determine if your project qualifies for a Focus on Energy custom incentive and will help you obtain necessary pre-approval.

 

Want to know how much your custom project is worth?

Agriculture, School & Government and Large Energy Users Customers

Focus on Energy will pay up to 50% of the cost of an energy project assessment to help you determine the viability of a potential energy project.

Download the Project Assessment Incentive Form to get started. Pre-approval is required.

 

Find an Energy Advisor to help you with your custom project

Additional Information

  1. If you are building a new facility or largely renovating an existing building, design teams and owners can receive incentives through the Design Assistance Program. Enter your project into the Enrollment Wizard to get started.

  2. Some custom projects may require utility data prior to the calculation of a custom incentive. If requested, please download and complete the Utility Release Form. 

Find the incentives for your next project

Curious what incentives Focus on Energy has to offer for your next energy efficiency upgrade? Start out by selecting the type of organization you are and work through the different technologies available. Additional program requirements may be necessary to qualify for incentives. All 2018 Applications and Catalogs will be available by January 15th. Focus on Energy will honor 2017 incentive rates if a measure is installed prior to February 1st and the application is received by the Focus team prior to March 1st. The new incentive rates may be leveraged for any measures installed in 2018. Please consult with your Energy Advisor if you began working with your Energy Advisor and/or Trade Ally on conceptual or preliminary design for a custom project in 2017, but formal pre-approval for the project will not be obtained from Focus on Energy until 2018.

Need help financing your next project?

Do you have a project that is stalled due to lack of capital? Financing is available for Business Incentive and Large Energy User Programs customers. Focus on Energy can provide a 0% interest rate loan up to $250,000. 

Our Energy Advisors will work with yout to obtain the following information:

  • Total estimated installed cost
  • Estimated energy savings
  • Estimated annual dollar savings
  • Simple payback for the project
  • Project installation date

Download the Energy Efficiency Best Practices Financing Overview.

Find an advisor to help you get started on your project.

How we can eliminate cash flow challenges

  1. Borrower requests $200,000 in financing:

    Total project installed cost: $200,000

    Focus on Energy incentive: $50,000

    Repayment Schedule:

    First payment of $50,000 due as soon as incentive check is received.

    Balance of $150,000 paid in equal quarterly payments, not to exceed five (5) years.

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Basic Financing Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

  • Best Practices projects only (technologies that have substantial market adoption in Wisconsin).
  • $50,000 - $250,000 per company. Exceptions may be considered for higher amounts on a case by case basis.
  • 0% interest rate loan.
  • Projects with payback less than 1.5 years: equal quarterly payments until the loan is paid off, not to exceed 3 years.
  • Projects with payback between 1.5 and 4 years: equal quarterly payments until the loan is paid off, not to exceed 5 years.
  • Preference will be given to projects with simple payback of less than 1.5 years.
  • Loan requests will be considered in order of receipt.
  • All borrowers are subject to credit underwriting.

Learn how energy efficiency improvements reduce your bottom line

We provide Wisconsin utility customers a wide range of services to help you manage your energy use, reduce energy waste and save money.

Our programs are organized to connect you with resources and experts that understand your business and can identify your greatest savings potential.

How we can help:

  • Technical support & advisement from Energy Advisors and partnering Trade Ally Contractors
  • Financial Incentives on equipment upgrades and retrofits for existing facilities
  • Design Assistance and financial incentives for new construction projects
  • Competitive and prescriptive incentives for renewable projects
  • Training on best practices in the energy efficiency industry

Get the help you need

  1. Do you have a project in mind and need some technical assistance to determine if it's right for your facility? Find a Focus on Energy Advisor to talk to about your project. Or...

  2. Have the project ready to go and need a contractor to purchase materials and or install the equipment? Find a partnering Focus on Energy Trade Ally contractor to complete your project. Or...

  3. Don't know where to start? Tell us about yourself and we'll put you in touch with a Focus representative.

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Additional Information

Custom Incentive Guide

If you are ready to get started with your custom project, please download and complete Custom Incentive Guide.

Project Assessment Incentive

Want to know if your project is REALLY worth it before getting started? Focus on Energy will pay up to 50% of the cost of an energy project assessment to help you determine the viability of a potential energy project.

Download the Project Assessment Incentive Form to get started. Pre-approval is required.

Utility Release Form

Some custom projects may require utility data prior to the calculation of a custom incentive. If requested, please download and complete the Utility Release Form. 

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