2018 EIGP Success Stories
2018 EIGP Project Success Stories represents eligible project activities from the inaugural EIGP grant round funded under two broad categories—implementation or planning projects.
Municipal Energy Plan - Seven Community Collaboration|
Project Summary: This project established a seven-city coalition to leverage resources provided among seven communities in Dane County (Fitchburg, Marshall, Middleton, Monona, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Waunakee) and collaboratively developed energy plans that provide clear guidance on near term energy actions for each community. For five of the seven communities, this project and their energy plans support goals they've established as a Wisconsin Energy Independent Community.
Total Project Cost : $245,020.36
EIGP Grant Funded: $194,326.93
Ahlstrom Munksjo - Heat Exchanger Installation|
Project Summary: Installation of a heat exchanger to capture and reuse heat from paper-making processes to preheat new process water. The capture and repurposing of this process heat decreases the steam demand required for incoming process water heating.
The resulting energy savings from the decrease in steam demand from the addition of the heat exchanger is expected to be 20,742 MMBtu per year—a cost savings of approximately $76,100 per year.
Total Project Cost : $462, 855.99
EIGP Grant Funded: $114,096.77
Brown County STEM Center Solar Energy Initiative|
Project Summary: The STEM Innovation Center, located on the UW-Green
Bay campus, shares educational and work space among Brown County offices, UWGB,
and the Einstein Project. Brown County’s EIGP project installed a 276
solar panel rooftop array providing 108 KW of electricity to offset the
building’s electricity consumption. In addition, this project supports Brown County’s participation as a Wisconsin Energy Independent Community.
Newsletter Poster Total Project Cost: $235,704.00
EIGP Grant Funded: $211,580.00
School District - Building Energy Efficiency with PV Installation
Project Summary: Juda School District installed 12 solar panels to the school's rooftop. The new system, combined with their existing array, will offset nearly 10% of the school's electricity. Synergy Renewables designed the 4-kilowatt solar array, and Upper 90 Energy was the contractor, and the school engaged students on the project that will help the school offset its electricity consumption and reduce its utility bills. The project also included building envelope upgrades. To offset total project costs, Juda received grants from RENEW Wisconsin's Solar for Good program and the Public Service Commission's Office of Energy Innovation.
Total Project Cost :$261,440.00
EIGP Grant Funded:$227,363.00