Solympics: Summer Solar Makeathon 2021
Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) recently co-sponsored Solympics: Summer Solar Makeathon 2021, a unique making experience at the UW Makerspace. At this hands-on design sprint, teams deigned and built prototype mobile kiosks to charge phones and other devices using solar energy. The kiosks will benefit students of the Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps in Racine, Wisconsin, by allowing them to charge their devices while participating in the organization's career training programs.
Wisconsin Biogas Feedstock and Industry Survey 2021
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin - Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) and University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (UWSP) have completed a statewide Biogas Feedstock and Industry Survey. The survey assesses the current status, challenges, and future opportunities of biogas facilities throughout Wisconsin.
In partnership with both students and staff at UWSP, more than 300 Wisconsin facilities, including wastewater treatment facilities, landfills, industrial and food processing facilities, were asked to participate through electronic and mail survey submission. This project serves as a follow-up to OEI's Biogas Survey Report conducted in 2015.
Link to the report is available below. Printed copies of the final report will be available soon!
WI Biogas 2021Report
2020 Energy Innovation Grant Program
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) announced the next round of recipients for the Energy Innovation Grant Program (EIGP) on April 1, 2021. The PSC awarded $7 million for 32 projects that reduce energy consumption, increase the use of renewable energy and transportation technologies, bolster preparedness and resiliency in the energy system, and ensure steps are taken to create comprehensive energy plans. Applications for this grant cycle were due on January 22, 2021, in which 108 applications were submitted requesting more than $24.4 million in total funding.
You can find a list of recipients here: https://bit.ly/3ucRD6K
Please visit this link to learn more: Energy Innovation Grant Program
Governor's Task Force on Climate Change Report
On December 9th 2020, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes announced the release of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change Report. The report includes 55 climate solutions across 9 sectors that will lay the foundation for the state to better adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change, while also seeking environmental justice and economic opportunities in renewable energy and conservation.
Wisconsin Energy Statistics 41st anniversary publication available
The 41st anniversary edition of Wisconsin Energy Statistics is now available online and for order. Forty one years of energy use, price, and expenditure data is available in full color for 1975-2017. Visit our
webpage for more information. To order your copy, email