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River Falls Municipal Utilities - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/13/2014
Program Overview:
State: Wisconsin
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Agricultural Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Central AC Tune-Up
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Shared Savings Program: $2,500 - $50,000
Efficient Lighting Program: Will match Focus on Energy incentive up to $5,000
Energy Improvement Incentive: Varies, Contact Utility
RFP for Energy Efficiency: Varies, Contact Utility
Commercial Central AC Tune-Up: $50
Renewable Energy Incentive: typically 20% - 25% of project cost
LED Exit Signs: Free Installation
Equipment Requirements:Contact RFMU for details on specific projects
Installation Requirements:Contact RFMU for details on specific projects
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River Falls Municipal Utility (RFMU) offers a variety of rebates to business customers for implementing energy efficient equipment upgrades. Incentives are available for commercial lighting, central AC tune-ups, LED exit signs, and custom projects.

Custom offerings include the Shared Savings Program, which provides incentives between $2,500 and $50,000 to cover the sometimes daunting upfront cost of energy efficiency improvements. Repayments are made through monthly installments on a customer's utility bill. Repayment plans are based on the savings generated from the implemented energy efficiency measures. As a result, the amount paid on a customer's utility bill should remain basically unchanged.

The Efficient Lighting Program for businesses provides flexible incentives encouraging businesses to upgrade their facility's lighting system.  For this program, RFMU has partnered with Wisconsin Focus on Energy, and will match lighting incentives provided by the Focus on Energy program up to $5,000.

The Energy Improvement Program includes possible incentives for improved lighting, HVAC, motors, drives, compressed air, food service equipment, agricultural equipment and specialty measures. Large-scale efficiency projects may be eligible for the RFP for Energy Efficiency Program, which requires annual energy consumption to be reduced by 100,000 kWh and peak demand to be reduced by at least 20 kW during summer months. Finally, RFMU also provides .consultation and technical services are also provided for qualified new construction and school projects. 

Wisconsin Focus On Energy provides additional rebates which are available to RFMU customers, but may not be offered directly through the utility.  Please visit the program web site, or contact RFMU directly, for additional information on rebate amounts, eligible measures, and the application process.


  Customer Service - RFMU
River Falls Municipal Utilities
222 Lewis Street, Suite 228
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: (715) 425-0906
Phone 2: (715) 426-3467
Fax: (715) 425-7217
Web Site:
  Mike Noreen
River Falls Municipal Utilities
222 Lewis Street, Suite 228
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: (715) 426-3467
Fax: (715) 425-7217
Web Site:
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