Evaluation Reports

Electric and gas energy savings, and the electric demand reductions achieved from the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies supported by Focus on Energy programs. 

Focus on Energy now offers an Online Reporting site that allows users to generate tables, charts and maps displaying the energy savings, costs and customer participation achieved through Focus programs.

Wisconsin Focus on Energy Technical Resource Manual - Program Year 2018

The information contained in this document summarizes the consensus calculations of the electric and gas energy savings, and the electric demand reductions, achieved from the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies supported by Focus on Energy programs.



2017
Evaluation Reports

2018 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Economic Impacts

Focus on Energy Economic Impacts 2015-2016 Executive Summary

This document summarizes the net statewide economic development impacts of Focus on Energy’s 2015–2016 energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

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Focus on Energy Economic Impacts 2015 - 2016 Full Report

This report describes the net statewide economic development impacts of Focus on Energy’s 2015-2016 energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Cadmus analyzed these economic impacts using the Policy Insight+ (PI+) model from Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI). The model is an economic forecasting tool that simulates the annual and long-term effects of different spending choices on multiple components of the state economy.

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2016
Evaluation Reports

2017 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Potential Study

Focus on Energy Potential Study: Final Report

Focus on Energy’s potential study was designed to provide the Commission with a detailed, up-to-date understand of how Wisconsin uses energy, and how Focus can help customers use energy more efficiently. The study indicates that Focus’ energy efficiency programming will be able to continue providing substantial energy savings for all ratepayers- from homeowners and apartment renters, to farms and schools, to office buildings and industrial plants- and will be able to sustain and expand upon its current overall success in cost-effectively reducing energy bills. The study also reinforces that Focus on Energy is one of the most cost-effective efficiency programs in the country. The information collected through the study will help the Public Service Commission and program staff make informed decisions going forward.

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Focus on Energy Potential Study: Report Appendices

Provides more information related to study methods, detailed data findings, and study findings under alternative modeling scenarios. The file includes an attachment associated with Appendix B; to access the attachment click the paper-clip icon on the left side of the screen.

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Savings Calculations

Wisconsin Focus on Energy Technical Reference Manual January 2017

The information contained in this document summarizes the consensus calculations of the electric and gas energy savings, and the electric demand reductions, achieved from the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies supported by Focus on Energy programs.

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General

2017 Deemed Savings Report

Report presenting the evaluation team’s recommendations for updating savings values for Focus on Energy measures, based on findings from the 2016 Evaluation Report and the 2017 Focus on Energy Potential Study.

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Wisconsin Focus on Energy Technical Reference Manual 2017

The information contained in this document summarizes the consensus calculations of the electric and gas energy savings, and the electric demand reductions, achieved from the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies supported by Focus on Energy programs.

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2018
Evaluation Reports


2015
Evaluation Reports

2016 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Savings Calculations

2016 Deemed Savings Review

Report presenting the evaluation team’s recommendations for updating several of the inputs to the deemed savings values for measures included in Focus on Energy residential and non-residential programs.

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Potential Study

Wisconsin Potential Study Sample Design Memorandum

Describes the final sample design to be used for site visit data collection under the potential study. This document updates and supersedes the segmentation proposals outlined in the Scope of Work.

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Wisconsin Potential Study Scope of Work

Initial plan for conduct of the 2016-17, outlining the study objectives, planned tasks, methods for data collection and analysis, and the project schedule and budget.

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Annual Reports

Evaluation Report - 2016 Appendices

Provides more details on program achievements and evaluation methodologies.

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Evaluation Report - 2016 Volume I

Provides a high level overview of evaluation findings at the Focus on Energy portfolio level for calendar year 2016. Volume I of the evaluation report summarizes findings across all programs and measure categories in the portfolio.

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Evaluation Report - 2016 Volume II

Volume II provides detailed evaluation results for each program evaluated in 2016.

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2017
Evaluation Reports


2014
Evaluation Reports

2015 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Savings Calculations

Wisconsin Focus on Energy Technical Reference Manual January 2015

The information contained in this document summarizes the consensus calculations of the electric and gas energy savings, and the electric demand reductions, achieved from the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies supported by Focus on Energy programs.

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2015 Deemed Savings Review

Report presenting the evaluation team’s recommendations for updating several of the inputs to the deemed savings values for measures included in Focus on Energy residential and non-residential programs.

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Wisconsin Focus on Energy Technical Reference Manual October 2015

The information contained in this document summarizes the consensus calculations of the electric and gas energy savings, and the electric demand reductions, achieved from the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies supported by Focus on Energy programs.

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Annual Reports

Evaluation Report - 2015 Appendices (High Resolution)

Provides more details on program achievements and evaluation methodologies.

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Evaluation Report - 2015 Appendices (Low Resolution)

Provides more details on program achievements and evaluation methodologies.

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Evaluation Report - 2015 Volume I

Provides a high level overview of evaluation findings at the Focus on Energy portfolio level for calendar year 2015. Volume I of the evaluation report summarizes findings across all programs and measure categories in the portfolio.

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Evaluation Report - 2015 Volume II

Volume II provides detailed evaluation results for each program evaluated in 2015.

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Economic Impacts

Focus on Energy Economic Impacts 2011-2014

This report assessed the impacts of the 2011-2014 quadrennial period Focus on Energy activities on employment, sales, disposable income, and gross regional product within the state of Wisconsin, and the effects of those economic impacts on program cost-effectiveness.

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2016
Evaluation Reports


2013
Evaluation Reports

2014 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Savings Calculations

Wisconsin Focus on Energy Technical Reference Manual August 2014

The information contained in this document summarizes the consensus calculations of the electric and gas energy savings, and the electric demand reductions, achieved from the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies supported by Focus on Energy programs.

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2014 Deemed Savings Review

Report presenting the evaluation team’s recommendations for updating several of the inputs to the deemed savings values for measures included in Focus on Energy residential and non-residential programs.

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Program Reviews

Training Program Evaluation 2011-2014

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) collaborated with Focus on Energy to offer certification and training programs from 2011 to 2014. These courses included Building Operator Certification (BOC) I and II and Practical Energy Management (PEM) for the commercial, industrial, and school sectors. Approximately 500 people attended the courses during this four-year period, with 10% of them taking multiple courses. The Evaluation Team (or the Team) was asked to include an evaluation of training outcomes as a part of its general role as third-party evaluator for all Focus on Energy programs.

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Annual Reports

Summary of Process Evaluation Findings 2011-14

Focus on Energy Process Evaluation identifies program and portfolio specific achievements, challenges and areas of opportunities during the 2011-2014 quadrennium.

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Evaluation Report 2014 - Volume I

Provides a high level overview of evaluation findings at the Focus on Energy portfolio level for calendar year 2014. Volume I of the evaluation report summarizes findings across all programs and measure categories in the portfolio.

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Evaluation Report 2014 - Volume II

Volume II provides detailed evaluation results for each program evaluated in 2014.

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Evaluation Report 2014 - Appendices A-N

Provides a summary of achievements by geographic distribution including sector, county and political district as well as savings by segment and utility territory, statewide savings and participation, and details on the cost-effectiveness analysis and evaluation methodologies. To request a high-resolution copy of this document please contact joe.fontaine@wisconsin.gov

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Economic Impacts

Focus on Energy Economic Impacts 2011-2014 Executive Summary

This executive summary assesses the impacts of the 2011-2014 quadrennial period Focus on Energy activities on employment, sales, disposable income, and gross regional product within the state of Wisconsin, and the effects of those economic impacts on program cost-effectiveness.

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Focus on Energy Economic Impacts 2011 - 2014 Full Report

This report describes the net statewide economic development impacts of Focus on Energy’s 2011–2014 energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Cadmus analyzed these economic impacts using Regional Economic Models, Inc.’s Policy Insight+ model (REMI PI+), an economic forecasting tool that models the annual and long-term effects of different spending choices on multiple components of the state economy.

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2015
Evaluation Reports


2012
Evaluation Reports

2013 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Savings Calculations

2013 Deemed Savings Review

Report presenting the evaluation team’s recommendations for updating several of the inputs to the deemed savings values for measures included in Focus on Energy residential and non-residential programs.

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Annual Reports

Evaluation Report 2013 - Volume I

Provides a high level overview of evaluation findings at the Focus on Energy portfolio level for calendar year 2013. Volume I report includes gross, verified gross and net savings, as well as benefit-cost results.

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Evaluation Report 2013 - Volume II

Contains detailed information for each of the Focus on Energy programs evaluated in 2013. Volume II includes evaluation methodologies as well as impact evaluation and process evaluation results at the individual program level.

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Evaluation Report 2013 - Appendix U

This appendix includes a sample survey/script for the following programs in Focus on Energy’s residential and nonresidential sectors as well as a residential marketing awareness survey.

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Evaluation Report 2013 - Appendix A - U

Provides a summary of achievements by geographic distribution including utility territories. It also includes details on the cost-effectiveness analysis and evaluation methodologies.

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Market Research

Baseline Market Study 2013

Results from an Evaluation Team that conducted a baseline market study to identify the penetration of efficient technologies across the state. The Evaluation/Market Study highlights the data on the sale and use of key energy-using technologies such as light bulbs, furnaces, and home appliances and determine the proportion of installed technologies that met Focus on Energy’s standards for energy efficiency.

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WPS Evaluation Report - 2013

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy-efficiency and renewable-resources program, works with eligible residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy-efficiency and renewableenergy projects. Focus on Energy receives funding from each of the investor-owned utilities in Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS).

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Wisconsin Public Service (WPS)

WPS Evaluation Report - 2013 Appendix C

This appendix includes the five residential and nonresidential segment surveys for the CY 2013 evaluation of the Focus on Energy Territory-Wide programs offered in the WPS territory.

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2014
Evaluation Reports


2011
Evaluation Reports

2012 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Annual Reports

Evaluation Report 2012 - Volume II

Contains detailed information for each of the Focus on Energy programs evaluated in 2012. Volume II includes evaluation methodologies as well as impact evaluation and process evaluation results at the individual program level.

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Evaluation Report 2012 - Volume I

Provides a high level overview of evaluation findings at the Focus on Energy portfolio level for calendar year 2012. Volume I report includes gross, verified gross and net savings, as well as benefit-cost results.

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Evaluation Report 2012 - Appendix

Appendix A through O. Provides a summary of achievements by geographic distribution including utility territories. It also includes details on the cost-effectiveness analysis and evaluation methodologies, as well as a plan for 2013 Evaluation Activities.

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Corrections to 2012 Evaluation Report

This document presents updates and corrections to the 2012 Evaluation Report. None of the changes in the document have been found to have any impact on the overall cost-effectiveness analysis result.

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Wisconsin Public Service (WPS)

WPS Evaluation Report - 2012

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy-efficiency and renewable-resources program, works with eligible residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy-efficiency and renewableenergy projects. Focus on Energy receives funding from each of the investor-owned utilities in Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS).

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Economic Impacts

Focus on Energy 2012 Economic Impacts Report

This report assessed the impacts of calendar year 2012 Focus on Energy activities on employment, sales, disposable income, and gross regional product within the state of Wisconsin, and the effects of those economic impacts on program cost-effectiveness.

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2013
Evaluation Reports


2010
Evaluation Reports

2011 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Evaluation Methods

Collecting Company Size Information During E&T Courses

"The purpose of this memo is to explain (1) why this information will be useful for future estimates of untracked attributable savings (UAS), (2) the recommended approach for collecting this company size data in the future, and (3) current plans to pilot-test the company size questions with 2011 trainees."

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Annual Reports

Evaluation Report 2011

This document provides an overview of the energy impacts achieved by Focus on Energy for calendar year 2011 (CY 2011).

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Wisconsin Public Service (WPS)

Wisconsin Public Service Territory-Wide and Community Pilot Programs Calendar Year 2011 Evaluation Report

This evaluation report examines the CY 2011 WPS Territory-Wide programs.

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2012
Evaluation Reports


2009
Evaluation Reports

2010 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Program Reviews

2010 CFL Savings Analysis

Memorandum presenting estimates of compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) gross and net energy savings for the residential Focus on Energy ENERGY STAR Lighting program for the 2010 program year.

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CY10 Apartment and Condo Efficiency Services Market Effects

Report presenting the evaluation teams findings on the influence that the Whole Building Existing component of the Apartment and Condominium Efficiency Services Program has had on the multifamily efficiency retrofit market in Wisconsin and additional analysis on nonparticipant spillover.

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Heating Equipment Bonus Program Track 1 Preliminary Analysis Results

Memorandum examining Heating Equipment Bonus Program market share data provided through the Energy Center of Wisconsin's Furnace and Air Conditioner Tracking (FACTS) database and program participation and savings data.

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Heating Equipment Bonus Program Track 1 Updated Analysis Results

This memo updates the Track 1 analysis for the WPS Territory-wide Heating Equipment Bonus program with year-end data and also incorporates results from contractor interviews to provide context to the furnace analysis.

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Insulation Supply-side Study Results and Integration with Participant Findings

This report builds upon the customer-based analysis reported in February 2010 by integrating the supply-side research completed in February 2010.

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Renewables Impact Evaluation CY10, September 2009 through June 2010

"This report presents the results of the impact evaluation of renewable measures implemented by both the statewide Focus on Energy Residential Programs and Business Programs from October 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010."

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Review of ACES New Construction Project Tracking

"The ACES New Construction Program Plan was submitted to the evaluation team for review and it was agreed that the plan was reasonable and should be implemented."

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Savings Calculations

2010 Renewables Annual Savings: Hybrid Approach

This memo presents the evaluation team's approach to determining 2010 annual savings for Renewable projects.

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ACES Deemed Savings Desk Review

Memorandum presenting the evaluation team's recommendations for updating several of the inputs to the deemed savings values for measures included in the Direct Install and Whole Building components of the ACES program.

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Deemed Savings Manual v1.0

This is the first iteration of the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Business Programs Deemed Savings Manual.

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Standard Calculation Recommendations for Renewable Energy Systems

"This document provides a set of recommended standard calculations for estimating kWh, kW, and therms associated with renewable energy systems installed through the Focus on Energy program."

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Other

Allocation of Energy-related Stimulus Funds in Wisconsin

"The objective of this memo is to give updates about energy related initiatives in Wisconsin, such as funding status, allocation, and timeline, that may influence Focus on Energy activities in Wisconsin."

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Wisconsin Public Service Territory-wide Program Tracking Data Assessment

"In 2010, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS) provided Focus on Energy with additional funding for new and expanded program offerings in WPS service territory. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin directed the Focus on Energy evaluation team to design WPS Territory-wide evaluations to assess the extent to which the new program offerings can be expanded to the statewide program."

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Annual Reports

Evaluation Report 2010

This document provides an overview of the energy impacts achieved by Focus on Energy for calendar year 2010 (CY 2010).

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Business Programs Impact Evaluation Report: Last Quarter of Calendar Year 2009 and First Two Quarters of Calendar Year 2010.

"Results of the impact evaluation of the statewide Focus on Energy (Focus) Business Programs of measures implemented from October 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010."

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Potential Study

Apartment and Condominium Efficiency Services Market Potential

"This report compares energy savings achieved by the Apartment and Condominium Efficiency Services (ACES) program with the savings potential findings of the report titled Energy Efficiency and Customer-Sited Renewable Resource Potential in Wisconsin: for the years 2012 and 2018 (Òthe Potential StudyÓ), prepared by the Energy Center of Wisconsin (ECW)."

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Market Research

Biogas Supply-side Study

"The Focus on Energy Renewable program supports biogas project development in Wisconsin through financial incentives, networking, education, and informational resources to dairy farmers."

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Supply-side Evaluation

This Supply-side Study builds upon findings from the 2008 Focus BP Channel Study. The 2008 Channel Study provided baseline estimates for the Focus on Energy Business Program market effect contract metrics and investigated other potential indicators of program market effects.

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Technology Reviews

Dehumidification and Subslab Ventilation in Wisconsin Homes

"This study aimed to assess the dehumidification effects of subslab ventilation systems in homes and obtain general field data on dehumidifier operation (hours and energy use) in Wisconsin homes. Results include information on the characterization of the operation and energy use of dehumidifiers, effect of subslab ventilation systems on dehumidifier use, the application of regression analysis to dehumidifier data and analysis of additional house ventilation-induced subslab fan operation."

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Early Replacement of Inefficient Residential Central Air Conditioners

Replacing inefficient residential central air conditioners before the end of their useful lives (early replacement) reduces electricity use as more-efficient units can produce the same cooling output with less input energy.

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Post Year 1 Wind Turbine Production

This memorandum addresses the evaluation team's analysis to determine if wind system production increases after an initial break-in period of operation.

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Wisconsin Public Service (WPS)

WPS HPWES Increased Incentives Track 1 Analysis

Memorandum presenting the results from the Track 1 analysis for the Wisconsin Public Service Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Increased Incentives program.

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WPS Territory-wide Efficient Heating Bonus Program

"This report documents the results of the Track 2 and 3 program evaluation, which focused on data collection and process evaluation."

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WPS Territory-wide Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Increased Incentives Program Evaluation

"Process evaluation results for the Wisconsin Public Service Territory-wide Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Increased Incentives program. By increasing incentives for completing a package of the most cost-effective measures and creating urgency by limiting the time the bonus is available, the WPS program aims to increase project completion rates."

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WPS Territory-wide RHEEP Pilot Results

"This report summarizes the results of primary data collection conducted for the Residential Housing Energy Evaluation program pilot evaluation operating in the Wisconsin Public Service cities of Stevens Point, Oshkosh, and Green Bay."

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2011
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2008
Evaluation Reports

2009 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Program Reviews

2009 CFL Savings Analysis

Memorandum presenting estimates of compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) gross and net energy savings for the residential 2009 Focus on Energy (Focus) ENERGY STAR Lighting program.

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ACES CY09 Impact Attribution

Impact evaluation for the Apartment and Condo Efficiency Services program for calendar year 2009. The ACES program offers a full range of energy efficiency measures to owners and managers of apartments and condominiums.

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Apartment and Condominium Efficiency Services Whole Building Supply-side Impacts

"Report focusing on the Whole Building approach of the Apartment and Condominium Efficiency Services (ACES) program, which utilizes contracted energy advisors throughout the state to provide no-cost building assessments to determine a building's energy usage, potential energy savings, and potential prescriptive and custom incentives for eligible measures in multifamily properties."

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Focus on Energy Mobile Homes Duct Sealing Pilot: Results from 2008-2009

This report is based on a billing analysis of 99 homes out of 192 homes with retrofit work completed prior to June 2009. The Princeton Scorekeeping Method (PRISM) was used which factors in changes in the weather in order to normalize the consumption data and calculate changes in consumption.

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Participant Survey Analysis and Recommended Supply-side Research Approach

Summary of the results from the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participant survey and recommended next steps for the supply-side research for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.

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Renewables Impact Evaluation (January through September CY09)

This report presents the results of the impact evaluation of the statewide Focus on Energy Renewables program. The principal objective of the impact evaluation was to determine the energy and demand offset attributable to the program.

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Review of Historic Savings from the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program

"Memorandum reviewing the energy savings trends related to HPWES. The analysis shows that although HPWES is a comprehensive program, customers are primarily choosing to install shell measures."

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Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Nonparticipant Survey Results

"To characterize a new eligible population (income eligibility requirements changed), PA Consulting Group (PA) conducted telephone interviews with eligible households from July 30 through August 16, 2009."

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Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Participant Characterization

This memorandum presents the results of the participant characterization task.

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Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Participant Survey Results

This memo summarizes the results of a customer survey with 2009 Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR¨ (Targeted HPWES) participants. Interviews were completed with 200 participants.

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Updating Industry Classification for Participants in Business Programs

In preparation for the second 2009 semiannual report the Focus on Energy evaluation team has recalculated participation rates for the business programs.

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Evaluation Methods

A Review and Update of NEBs Values for Residential Programs

"Benefit-cost (b/c) reports for Focus on Energy estimate non-energy benefits (NEBs) for an expanded test of the program portfolio's effectiveness. NEBs represent an array of valued attributes deriving from energy efficient measures that are in addition to energy savings, such as increased property value or reduced water usage."

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Market Research

Analysis of Consumer Electronics in Homes

"Presents the findings of research conducted to understand the saturation and electricity usage of consumer electronics in Wisconsin homes. As part of the impact evaluation of the Focus on Energy ENERGY STAR¨ lighting program and the analysis of the market for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) in Wisconsin, on-site inventories of lighting products and consumer electronics were conducted."

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The Market for CFLs in Wisconsin

"This report presents the findings of research conducted to understand the current market conditions and possible new program approaches for standard and specialty CFLs in Wisconsin."

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Baseline Study

Apartment and Condominium Efficiency Services New Construction Baseline Review

"At the end of 2009, the Energy Center of Wisconsin (ECW) completed a baseline study of new construction projects in Wisconsin. This research effort characterized building design practices for commercial (classified as assembly, business, education, factory, or retail) and multifamily buildings after updates to the Wisconsin Energy Code that went into effect March 1, 2008."

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Economic Impacts

Benefit-cost Analysis: CY09

Benefit-cost analysis of the Focus on Energy Program.

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Economic Development Benefits: CY09 Economic Impacts

"The Economic Development Benefit: CY09 Economic Impacts from the Focus on Energy Program measures the economic return to Wisconsin's economy in terms of impacts on jobs, labor income, sales, and gross state product (GSP or value added)."

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Annual Reports

Business Programs Impact Evaluation Report: Last Quarter of the 18-month Contract Period and First Three Quarters of Calendar Year 2009

"Results of the impact evaluation of the statewide Focus on Energy Business Programs measures implemented during the last quarter of the 18-month Contract Period (October 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008) and the first three quarters of Calendar Year 2009 (January 1, 2009, through September 30, 2009)."

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Focus on Energy Program Participation Semiannual Report Addendum

This memorandum responds to the PSCW's request that the evaluation team expand on the participant count data presented in the 2009 semiannual report. This memorandum also documents the average savings per participant for each sector and participant counts associated with upstream lighting incentives (referred to in this document as buydowns).

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Semiannual Report (First Half of 2009) Revised

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of all Focus on Energy impacts achieved for the previous six months and the program to date.

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Semiannual Report (Second Half of 2009)

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of all Focus on Energy impacts achieved for the previous six months and the program to date.

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Savings Calculations

CY2009 Deemed Savings Review

"This document presents the evaluation team's recommendations, based upon detailed review, for maintaining or changing deemed savings values for Focus on Energy measures."

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Deemed Savings Parameter Development

One of two deliverables associated with the Deemed Savings Parameter Development task outlined in the Business Programs Detailed Evaluation Plan1 (DEP) for calendar year 2009. The second deliverable is a Deemed Savings Manual that provides an overview of the calculations and assumptions for every deemed savings measure.

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Dehumidifiers Deemed Savings Review for Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Memorandum presenting the results of a deemed savings review conducted for dehumidifiers. The purpose of the deemed savings review is to estimate the increased deemed energy savings that could be attributable to these appliances being included in the program.

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DSPD CY2009 Deeming Boiler Controls

Calculation spreadsheet with methodology for estimating savings from boiler controls.

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DSPD CY2009 Deeming HVAC Barn Ventilation Fans

This spreadsheet uses the estimate of average fan runtime as well as the fan efficiency data to develop a market weighted estimate of kW and kWh savings.

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DSPD CY09 Deeming HVAC Boiler Service Buydown

Calculation spreadsheet with methodology for estimating savings from HVAC boiler service.

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DSPD CY09 Deeming HVAC Steam Traps

Calculation spreadsheet with methodology for estimating savings from HVAC steam traps service.

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DSPD CY09 Deeming Lighting Measures

Calculation spreadsheet with methodology for estimating savings from lighting measures.

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Education and Training Untracked Attributable Savings

The primary purpose of this study was to estimate per-trainee untracked attributable savings (UAS) from operations and maintenance (O&M) projects resulting from classes provided by the Focus on Energy Education and Training (E&T) program.

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Emission Factors Update

This memo updates ongoing work by the Wisconsin Focus on Energy (Focus) evaluation team to estimate emission factors for electric generation affected by Focus programs.

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Measure Life Study

The principal objective of this study was to update the current measure life estimates used by the Focus on Energy.

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Recommendations for Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Energy Impacts

Results of the analysis of Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (THP) savings over time and recommendations for updated THP home energy impacts.

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Renewable Energy Standard Calculation Recommendations

"The purpose of this document is to provide a set of recommended standard calculations for estimating kWh, kW, and therms associated with renewable energy systems installed through the Focus on Energy program."

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Technology Reviews

ECM Furnace Impact Assessment Report

The purpose of this study is to examine the behavioral aspects of ECM furnace fan operation and apply these behavioral results to previously established technology-based savings estimates; thereby providing an update of the savings that derive from installing ECM furnaces in Wisconsin homes.

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Focus on Energy - Power Cost Monitor Study

"Results of a research project that looked at whether providing customers with immediate feedback on electricity consumption would lead to reduced consumption. The device employed in the study conducted by the Energy Center of Wisconsin was the Power Cost Monitor manufactured by Blue Line Innovations, Inc."

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Incremental Costs

Incremental Cost Study

The purpose of this study was to provide incremental cost estimates for Focus Business Programs.

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Residential Technologies Incremental Cost Review

PA Consulting Group conducted an incremental cost analysis for Focus on Energy's Residential Programs.

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Other

Key Findings from In-depth Interviews with Together We Save Program Staff and Database Analysis

The purpose of this memo is to summarize the key findings of the in-depth interviews conducted by PA Consulting Group of program staff and key stakeholders involved with the Together We Save pilot program in Milwaukee.

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Together We Save Process Evaluation

The purpose of this memo is to summarize the key findings of the in-depth interviews of program staff and key stakeholders involved with the Together We Save pilot program in Milwaukee.

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2010
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2007
Evaluation Reports

2008 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Savings Calculations

2008 Sector-based CFL Net-to-Gross Analysis

Memorandum presenting estimates of the 2008 Net-to-Gross (NTG) ratio developed from the analysis of compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) sales data provided by retailers participating in the Focus on Energy ENERGY STAR lighting program.

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Acceleration Treatment and Life Cycle Net Savings

This report expands upon the results of the impact evaluation of the Business Programs measures implemented during the first five quarters (July 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008) of the 18-month contract period (18MCP).

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ACES Default Deemed Savings Review

This report presents the evaluator's recommendations for maintaining or changing deemed savings values for Whole Building Existing and New Construction measures.

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Additional Looks at Attribution

The purpose of this report is to provide attribution factors by end-use and other additional measure characteristics based on the data collected for the impact evaluation of the Business Programs completed in April 2009.

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Impact Evaluation of the Education and Training Program

The purpose of this impact evaluation report is to estimate untracked attributable savings resulting from the Focus on Energy Business Programs Education and Training Program.

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Net-to-Gross Savings Adjustments for ECM Furnaces (FY08)

"This analysis explores issues surrounding net-to-gross adjustments for forced air furnaces (FAFs) with electronically commutated motors (ECMs) rewarded through Efficient Heating and Cooling (EHC) during FY08."

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Residential Deemed Savings Review

Patrick Engineering Inc.has provided comments and recommendations regarding a formal request from the Residential Program to make adjustments to the deemed savings or to add new deemed savings for the residential technologies.

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Results of the Multistate CFL Modeling Effort

This study represents a groundbreaking effort by compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) program Sponsors across the nation to pool to measure net-to-gross ratios (NTG) in the face of a rapidly changing CFL market.

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Program Reviews

ACES Impact Attribution

"Summarizes the results of primary data collection conducted in 2008 for the Apartment and Condominium Energy Services program (ACES). Results in this report are presented on the whole building, direct install, and new construction components of the program."

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Apartment and Condo Efficiency Services RHEEP Pilot Results

This report summarizes the results of primary data collection conducted by PA Consulting Group (PA) in 2009 for the Residential Housing Energy Evaluation program pilot (RHEEP) evaluation.

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Process Evaluation of the Education and Training Program

The main purpose of the 2008 evaluation of the Focus on Energy Business Program's Education and Training (E&T) Program was to estimate program-attributable untracked energy savings. However, we decided to use this opportunity to also collect information from E&T Program trainees on some process-related issues that were of interest to stakeholders.

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Renewables Impact Evaluation Report (18-month Contract Period)

This report presents the results of the Impact Evaluation of the statewide Focus on Energy Renewables Program measures implemented in the 18-month contract period. The principal objective of the impact evaluation was to determine the energy and demand offset attributable to the program.

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Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Provider Interview Results

This memo summarizes the results of interviews with Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR service providers. The primary objective of the interviews was to provide concrete recommendations to help the program achieve its production goals.

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Targeted Home Performance With ENERGY STAR Service Provider Interview Results - Final

Memorandum summarizing the results of interviews with Targeted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (THP) service providers. The primary objective of the interviews was to provide concrete recommendations to help THP achieve its production goals.

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Market Research

Business Programs Channel Studies Fiscal Year 2008

The Channel StudiesÑ Fiscal Year 2008 report provides baseline estimates for the Business Program market effect contract metrics and investigates other potential indicators of program market effects.

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FY08 CFL Customer Research

"Results of a telephone survey designed to address customer awareness, purchase, and use of compact fluorescent lighting (CFL). The primary objective of the research is to explore how documented changes in the supply-side of the marketÑ resulting in dramatic increases in CFL sales both in Wisconsin and nationwideÑ are impacting residential customer behavior and in-home installations."

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Annual Reports

Business Programs Impact Evaluation Report: First Five Quarters of the 18-month Contract Period

Results of the Impact Evaluation of the statewide Business Programs measures implemented during the first five quarters (July 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008) of the 18-month contract period (18MCP).

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FY08 Metrics Performance - Residential Programs

Memorandum addressing the program metrics that the residential evaluation team agreed to review as part of our FY08 Detailed Evaluation Plan.

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Semiannual Report (18-month Contract Period) Revised

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of all Focus on Energy impacts achieved for the previous eighteen months and the program to date.

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Semiannual Report (First Half of 2008)

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of all Focus on Energy impacts achieved for the previous twelve months and the program to date.

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Other

Corporate Views on Climate Change

"Results from a 2008 survey that explored the perceptions and perspectives of 340 presidents, chief executive officers and other senior executives of businesses throughout Wisconsin on climate change concerns and appropriate public policy responses."

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Milwaukee Pilot Program Results

"In 2008, Focus on Energy launched Together We Save, a community-based pilot project to increase energy-efficiency investments in Milwaukee homes. The objective was to test a more aggressive approach to reducing the barriers that prevent homeowners from making energy-efficiency investments in their homes. This report is based on a billing analysis of the 91 homes that completed the program."

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2009
Evaluation Reports


2006
Evaluation Reports

2007 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Annual Reports

Abbreviated FY07 Business Programs Impact Evaluation

Memorandum providing impact evaluation results for Business Program measures implemented during FY07 (July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007).

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Evaluation Semiannual Report (FY07 Year-end)

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of all Focus on Energy impacts achieved for the previous two quarters and the program to date.

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Semiannual Report (Second Half of 2007) Revised

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of all Focus on Energy impacts achieved for the previous two quarters and the program to date.

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Semiannual Summary Report (Second Half of 2007) Revised

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of all Focus on Energy impacts achieved for the previous six months and the program to date.

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Savings Calculations

Analysis of Delta Watts Values for CFLs Rewarded through the Residential Lighting Program in FY07

Memorandum presenting the evaluation team's analysis of Delta Watts, one of the key inputs to calculating verified gross energy and demand savings for CFLs rewarded through the Residential Lighting Program.

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Market Research

Central Air Conditioning in Wisconsin

Compilation of key findings from several recent research efforts that explored Wisconsin's residential central air-conditioner market, the operating characteristics of these systems, and the potential for efficiency improvements. Data was drawn from field monitoring and testing, distributors' sales data and telephone surveys of Wisconsin households.

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Corn Furnace Program Feasibility Study for Wisconsin

Research on the potential for corn furnaces and stoves to reduce fossil fuel use in Wisconsin. The study was charged with summarizing findings relative to three issues: 1) a profile of corn furnaces and corn fuel available in Wisconsin; 2) the net impact of corn furnaces on household electric and natural gas use; and 3) the feasibility of a Focus on Energy initiative to promote corn furnaces.

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Second Annual Comprehensive CFL Market Effects Study

Continuation of a multifaceted effort, established in Fiscal Year 2007 by the residential evaluation team, to assess the impact of Wisconsins retail-based compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) program.

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Program Reviews

CFL Database Analysis

Findings from an analysis of the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Residential Lighting Program database.

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Compact Fluorescent Lighting Installation Rate Study

Findings of an installation rate survey addressing compact fluorescent lighting rewarded through the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Residential Lighting Program during Fiscal Year 2007 (FY2007).

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Fiscal Year 2007 Metrics Performance - Residential Programs

Memorandum providing the residential evaluation teams contribution to the Fiscal Year 2007 Metrics Measurement process. The metrics goals, expressed within individual program metrics matrices, were a key aspect of Focus on Energy's Residential Program delivery.

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Economic Impacts

Interim Benefit-Cost Analysis FY07 Evaluation Report

This report provides a benefit-cost analysis of the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program (Focus). The report is based on evaluation findings from the first five years of program operations.

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Other

Low-income Interim Benefit-Cost Analysis

Benefit-cost analysis of Wisconsin's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

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2008
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2005
Evaluation Reports

2006 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Other

An Evaluation of Crisis Assistance Delivered Through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

This report presents evaluation results for the crisis assistance component of the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance program (WHEAP).

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FY07 Low-income Weatherization Assistance Program Evaluation Economic Development Benefits

This report is a 2006 update of the economic impact study conducted in 2003, to reflect changes in the magnitude and nature of the Wisconsin Focus on Energy programs.

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Savings Calculations

Business Programs End-use Specific Attribution Factors - Fiscal Year 2006

End-use specific attribution factor results based on the FY06 statewide Focus on Energy Business Programs impact evaluation data. The secondary purpose of this report is to provide a full series of sector level adjustment factors and additional analysis of the data that illustrate the effect the Channel Initiatives are having on each sector.

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Emission Rate Estimates: 2002 - 2006

This report updates ongoing work by the Wisconsin Focus on Energy evaluation team to estimate emission factors for electric generation affected by Focus on Energy Programs.

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Annual Reports

Focus on Energy Business Program Impact Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 2006

Results of the Focus on Energy Business Program Impact Evaluation for Fiscal Year 2006 The principal objective of the impact evaluation was to determine the energy and demand savings attributable to the program.

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Public Benefits Evaluation Semiannual Report (FY06 Year-end)

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of all Focus on Energy impacts achieved for the previous two quarters and the program to date.

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Economic Impacts

FY07 Economic Impacts Report

"This report is a 2006 update of the economic impact study conducted in 2003, to reflect changes in the magnitude and nature of the Wisconsin Focus on Energy programs."

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2007
Evaluation Reports


2004
Evaluation Reports

2005 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Market Research

Focus on Energy Business Programs

This study examines the challenges and opportunities involved in marketing energy efficient equipment and supplies to a variety of Wisconsin industries, including residential and commercial new construction, schools, agriculture, grocery stores, health care, food processing, plastics, pulp and paper, metal casting and more.

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2006
Evaluation Reports

2000 Focus on Energy Evaluation Reports

Program Reviews

Energy Savings from the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes Program

This report examines differences in energy use between participants in the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes program and similar non-participants who built new homes during the same period. It is based on utility billing histories and a homeowner survey for approximately 100 program participants and 170 randomly recruited non-participating homeowners.

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2001
Evaluation Reports