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The Energy Innovation Grant Program (EIGP) supports a wide variety of energy projects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, energy planning, and more.
Each year, the Commission chooses eligible activities based on its energy priorities, emerging trends, and public input. To be informed of program developments and opportunities to participate, subscribe to docket 9709-FG-2023 using
Who is eligible to apply
Municipalities, Universities, Schools, Hospitals, and Like Entities (MUSH Market): cities, villages, towns, counties, K-12 school districts, tribes, municipal water and wastewater utilities, municipal electric utilities, municipal natural gas utilities, electric cooperatives as defined by Wis. Stat. § 185.995(a), University of Wisconsin System campuses and facilities, Wisconsin Technical College System, public or nonprofit hospitals, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits.
Manufacturers as defined by Wis. Stat. § 77.51(7h)
Currently accepting applications|
OEI opened the 5th round of this program on November 30, 2023.
Applications MUST be date and time stamped by the PSC Grant System on or before 1:30 PM CT on March 1, 2024.
Matching funds required|
Match is not required, however for implementation projects under Activity 1 and Activity 2 (non-planning projects), match will be considered during evaluation.
PSC Grants System
To apply for a PSC administered grant, applicants must submit an application using the PSC Grants System. Use the application material below for details on grant eligibility, instructions on application responses, and required documentation when submitting an application in the PSC Grants System.
The following are the materials required to apply for the Energy Innovation Grant Program (EECBG):
Coming Soon! Registration for the December 20, 2023, 1:00-2:30 PM CT, Program Application Instructions Webinar will be available soon.
EIGP Application Frequently Asked Questions
The 2023 EIGP Application FAQ will be posted on this page.
Resources for EIGP Grant Applicants
The OEI Map provides applicants with relevant information as they prepare OEI Grant Applications. The map layers include:
EIGP Specific Layers:
- Disadvantaged and Tribal Communities
- Wisconsin Rural Counties and Zip Codes
Additional Available Layers:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Risk Index
- Electric Utility Service Territories
Municipal and County Boundaries
Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool
The Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) Map can be used to provide applicants a visual, mapped representation of the project location highlighting the areas that will benefit from the proposed project. Applicants may also use the CEJST map as a resource for identifying census tracts benefitting from project implementation.
Resources for EIGP Grant Recipients
Onboarding Materials for Grant Awardees
The onboarding material for the EIGP 2023 Grant Program will be posted on this page.
2022 EIGP Materials
(Note: these are for reference only, and are subject to change in future rounds)
2022 EIGP Grant Recipients – All reports are to be filed through Grants Management System
EIGP Grant Awards
Link to 2020 EIGP Interactive Story Map
Questions about Current Grants or Additional Resources
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