Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (Wisconsin)
This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.
Last modified on January 5, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| 10-40% of eligible project costs|
Minimum award of 5,000
|Equipment Requirements||Cannot exceed 125% of the kWh or Therms consumed by the customer in a given year (except farm biogas projects)|
|Funding Source||Focus On Energy Program|
|Installation Requirements||Must be installed at a site serviced by a participating utility|
|Maximum Incentive|| 2013 RFP|
|Program Budget||$9 million (2013); $1.5 million (2012)|
|Program Administrator||Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.|
Note: See the program web site for information regarding future solicitations.
Wisconsin Focus on Energy offers a competitive grant to support the deployment of large renewable energy projects. Grant recipients and projects must be located in a participating electric or gas utility's service territory. The program web site above contains an interactive tool to assist people in determining their eligibility for different programs.
2014 Program Year
The program did not have a budget for 2014. However, the grant amount increased from 40% - 50% of total project costs. Maximum incentive amounts for eligible technologies remains the same. See the program website for information on grant recipients this year.
2013 Program Year
Eligible technologies for the 2013 grants include biomass, biogas, geothermal, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, and wind technologies. Grants are available for between 10% and 40% of eligible projects costs, with a minimum award of $5,000. Required payback periods and grant maximums vary by technology and are outlined below. Focus on Energy has allocated $9 million for the competitive grant program for 2013, with 75% reserved for Group One technologies (biogas, biomass, and geothermal) and 25% reserved for Group Two (solar PV, solar thermal, and wind).
|Contact Name||Focus On Energy - Renewable Energy Program|
|Address||1 S Pinckney|
|Address 2||Suite 340|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.