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Interested in the latest Focus on Energy News? Explore our latest media placements and statewide successes. Media queries can be directed to Casey Langan, casey.langan@focusonenergy.com or 608.230.7031.

MGE, Focus on Energy Assist Saeman Lumber with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Press Release

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

CROSS PLAINS – Dane County’s oldest lumber and building supply dealer is saving energy and money thanks to an incentive from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program.   Saeman Lumber Co. has operated at the same Cross Plains location for 140 years. Its four...

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Free Energy Saving Products Now Available to Wisconsin Renters

Press Release

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

MADISON – Focus on Energy’s popular offering that ships free energy-saving products to Wisconsin homeowners is now available to renters and condo owners. “This year our Simple Energy Efficiency offering expands to all ratepayers of utilities that participat...

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New Lighting Provides Savings for Iconic Variety Store

Press Release

Tue, Jan 02, 2018

WHITEFISH BAY – An iconic Whitefish Bay variety store is the latest small business to save energy and money thanks to Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program.     A recent energy efficiency project is shining higher quality (and more cost-effi...

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Energy Advisor Energized by the Outdoors

Press Release

Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Meet Focus on Energy’s Joe Kottwitz MENASHA – Helping Wisconsin’s people and landscape. Those are Joe Kottwitz’s favorite parts of his job as an energy advisor with Focus on Energy. Focus on Energy, a statewide program funded by participating Wisconsi...

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Focus on Energy Helps Wood County Church Replace Boiler

Press Release

Fri, Nov 10, 2017

PORT EDWARDS – A Wisconsin Rapids area church will be cozier this winter thanks to a congregation’s generosity and an incentive from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program. Port Edwards United Methodist Church received a $7,182 incentive from Focus on Energy’s...

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Heartland Farms Shines at Energy Efficiency

Wisconsin State Farmer

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

HANCOCK – At Heartland Farms, water and fertilizer are not the only inputs used efficiently.   Lighting and equipment upgrades made possible with incentives from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program have lowered the farm’s annual energy costs by almo...

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Lubricant Improves Efficiency in New Study

Plastics Today

Mon, Oct 30, 2017

There are many ways for plastics processors to become more energy efficient besides just changing out light bulbs in the plant. Following a successful study conducted in partnership with Evco Plastics (DeForest, WI) and ExxonMobil, the Mobil DTE 10 Excel ...

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FFA Energized Nicole Zaidel's Passion for Working with Farmers

Wisconsin State Farmer

Fri, Oct 27, 2017

LENA – “That first compliment from a farmer had me hooked,” Nicole Zaidel said of showing how energy efficiency projects can improve a farm’s financial bottom line.  “Farmers are personable, you can talk to them like a friend,” said Zaidel, who works a...

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Five Things to ‘Focus’ on this Fall

The Journal Times

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

In between watching football and foliage this fall, it’s also time to prepare for what comes next. Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program helps eligible homeowners lower their energy bills and improve home comfort with financial incentives and technical ...

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Menasha Packaging Facility Completes Strategic Energy Management Program

Press Release

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Focus on Energy Helped Identify Major Energy, Cost Savings HARTFORD – Completing Focus on Energy’s Strategic Energy Management program has revealed big energy and cost savings for Menasha Packaging Company’s Hartford facility. A team of Menasha Packaging...

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Focus on Energy Assists Broihahn Custom Woodworks with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Press Release

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

LANCASTER – Curt Broihahn assumed growing the size of his woodworking business would lead to larger energy bills. That wasn’t the case thanks to an incentive from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program for lighting upgrades "We just received our first utili...

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Focus on Energy Offers Incentives for Natural Gas Powered Grain Dryers

Press Release

Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Grain dryers being replaced this harvest season may qualify for a Focus on Energy incentive.    “It makes sense to replace older, inefficient grain dryers with efficient models,” said Casey Langan, Focus on Energy spokesman. “An equipment upgra...

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