Municipal Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Program      

The Municipal Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Program (MEETAP) provides owner's representative services to municipalities, cities, towns, counties, and K-12 school districts interested in implementing energy efficiency projects.

MEETAP provides technical expertise- on both the administrative and engineering levels- to help you through the complex processes of Energy Saving Performance Contracting for the implementation of a successful energy efficiency project. As a partner with the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, MEETAP has the resources to help make you aware of the low-interest financing opportunities available to public entities.

At the Office of Energy Innovation, it is our mission to help you realize your energy efficiency goals.

Current Initiatives

Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator


Program Partners

Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

Focus on Energy Wastewater Bridge Initiative



Water Utility Benchmarking Analysis

K-12 School District Benchmarking Analysis

Terms and Acronyms

Wisconsin Biogas Survey


How can MEETAP help you manage your energy costs?

MEETAP staff will help you create a baseline of your building and vehicle usage, so you know where you energy dollars are going. Then we will help you create a plan to reduce your energy burden


What are the Advantages of Wisconsin's Municipal Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Program?

DOE maintains a list of pre-qualified Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), MEETAP has many ESCO contacts and will assist with the initial survey and RFP process; MEETAP will assign an experienced energy engineer to represent your interests and work with you (the Owner) to facilitate equipment and subcontractor selection; Verification of savings reports are provided by the ESCO and reviewed by MEETAP staff- one of the first things that MEETAP can do for you is to help you write a plan to control your energy costs and verify the savings guarantees made by the ESCO (without paying extra fees)

What is Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)?
(see Terms & Acronyms)


The most cost-effective process for completing building energy upgrades; a guaranteed means to use utility savings to pay all project costs; Authorized under Chapter 66.0133 of the Wisconsin Municipal code

How does Energy Saving Performance Contracting work?

You (with MEETAP's help) post an open, public invitation to provide a preliminary audit of your facilities. MEETAP staff evaluates the preliminary audits with you in order to select the best candidate. The selected ESCO is contracted to complete an Investment Grade Audit & Energy Assessment Report. MEETAP's engineering staff work with you to make sure the ESCO's proposal meets the needs of your facility and your energy savings goals.  No contracts are signed for implementation until you understand the project, timeline, guaranteed savings, and long-term measurement and verification plan. MEETAP staff will work with you to understand "traditional" financing through the ESCO, and weigh the benefits of using BCPL money versus traditional bonds. The ESCO designs, installs, commissions, and finances the projects you select. The ESCO guarantees both the maximum project cost and the projected energy savings. MEETAP's energy engineer will help you with long-term monitoring of project savings

What are the Advantages of ESPC?

Single point of accountability – the ESCO; No requirement to use the lowest bid; Owner, with the MEETAP energy engineer's assistance,  participates in equipment and subcontractor selection; Low interest financing available through the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands; Verification of annual energy savings through a monitoring program

Are there any guarantees with ESPC?

ESPC provides you with: Guaranteed Project Cost; Guaranteed Savings; Guaranteed Equipment Performance




Megan Levy