News and Events

Energy Innovation Grant Program - Award Announcement Coming Soon!

The Energy Innovation Grant Program will support the reduction of energy consumption and its cost to businesses and taxpayers, increased use of renewable energy and transportation technologies, comprehensive energy planning, and bolstered preparedness and resiliency in energy systems.

See the Request for Proposals page for more information.

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Request for Proposals: Wisconsin’s Refueling Readiness Plan for Petroleum Terminals – Generator Wiring Project

The Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) is working to ensure the state continues to extend its network of reliable fueling stations to bulk fuel terminals where emergency vehicles can obtain diesel fuel or gasoline in response to natural disasters. Visit the Requests for Proposals page for more information.

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Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Event

Now is the time to find out about the latest electric vehicle technologies and how to implement them. Learn about trends and technologies including battery systems and workplace charging stations.Industry experts will discuss the tools and resources to help you with your purchasing decisions and provide an update of the infrastructure initiatives in the Midwest that support electric vehicles. Visit the Seventhwave Page for more information.


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Wisconsin Public/Private Partnership Disaster Summit

Please join members of emergency management, the private sector, public sector, volunteer organizations and faith-based community to discuss disaster preparedness in the State of Wisconsin. View the flyer for more information.

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Energy Innovation Summit

The Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation is hosting its first Wisconsin Energy Innovation Summit. At this two-day event, participants will engage with state and federal expert panelists from the energy industry.

Visit Wisconsin Energy Innovation Summit for more information.




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Focus on Energy Generated $208 Million for Wisconsin Economy in 2015-16

Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Program Supported More than 1,200 Jobs per Year
 

MADISON – Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program investments in 2015 and 2016 generated $208 million in economic benefits and annually supported more than 1,200 jobs during that two-year period.

 

Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on behalf of 108 electric and natural gas utilities.

 

Energy savings from completed projects coupled with positive impacts across the state’s economy produced a $4.77 return for every dollar invested over the two-year study period.

 

The Cadmus Group, an independent third party evaluator, released these findings in a report to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in January.

 

Other findings in the report include:

 

·         Focus on Energy investments in 2015 and 2016 will create economic benefits totaling $762 million for Wisconsin ratepayers by 2040.

·         Focus on Energy invested more than $170 million in incentives and technical assistance for Wisconsin businesses and residents in 2015 and 2016.

·         The largest share of jobs supported by the program are in manufacturing.

 

Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not get completed, or years before otherwise planned.

 

“A $4.77 return on investment shows Focus on Energy is one way Wisconsin encourages economic development and grows its favorable business climate,” said Public Service Commissioner Lon Roberts.

 

“When a business saves money by saving energy, it also becomes more globally competitive,” Commissioner Roberts added.

 

Looking forward, the study estimated that investments made in 2015 and 2016 will have an impact of another $23 million per year ($554 million) from 2017 to 2040.

 

For more information, view thefull report or executive summary on Focus on Energy’s website, www.focusonenergy.com.

 

About Focus on Energy

Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit www.focusonenergy.com