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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Small Business Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/02/2014
Program Overview:
State: Wisconsin
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Agricultural Equipment, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Agricultural, Institutional
Amount:Varies by technology
Maximum Incentive:Gold Package: Up to $7,500 in products and installation services plus items listed below.
Eligible System Size:Businesses must have a peak monthly electric demand of less than 100 kW
Equipment Requirements:Must meet Focus on Energy's standards for energy efficiency
Funding Source:Focus On Energy Program
Start Date:07/01/2012
Expiration Date:03/31/2014 (current applications)
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Focus on Energy offers a free energy assessment and free or discounted energy savings items to small businesses with a peak monthly electric demand of less than 100 kilowatts. After the initial assessment, businesses can sign up for either the Free Energy Savings Package or the $129 Gold Energy Savings Package.

The Free Energy Savings Package includes:

  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLS) or LED lamps to replace incandescent lights. Maximum of 36 LED lamps and unlimited standard spiral CFL lamps.
  • Unlimited vending machine controllers for cold drink machines
  • Unlimited faucet aerators
  • Unlimited water-saving shower heads
  • One LED "OPEN" sign replacing existing neon sign
  • Hot water pipe wrap

With a $129 customer copayment, the Gold Energy Savings Package includes:

  •  LED exit signs
  • Wall box occupancy sensors
  • LED lamps (maximum of 72)
  • High Performance T8 fixtures

Measures in the Gold Energy Savings Package include all those above plus:

  • Additional LED exit signs and occupancy sensors
  • LED Lamps (148 maximum)
  • LED fixture replacements

Other meaures A La Carte include:

  • 8ft. T12 conversions to more energy efficient fixtures
  • Removal and retrofits to reduce the number of lamps in light fixtures or entire fixtures
  • High bay fixtures, standard T5/T8 and LED
  • High bay fixture occupancy sensors
  • LED cold case lighting (8 doors maximum)
  • Walk-in cooler strip curtains (24ft. maximum)
  • Additional LED and/or High Performance T8 fixtures

In order to participate in the program, interested customers should contact Focus on Energy directly. Please note that customer eligibility for Focus on Energy incentives is based on utility participation; interested individuals and companies should use the eligibility tool on the program web site to determine if their local utility participates in the Focus on Energy program.

  Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy
1 S Pinckney St., Suite 340
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (800) 762-7077
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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