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Wisconsin

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Residential Enhanced Rewards Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/07/2013
Program Overview:
State: Wisconsin
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Furnaces , Boilers, Central Air conditioners
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Natural Gas Furnace: $475
Furnace with ECM (natural gas, propane, or oil-fired): $850
Hot-Water Boiler (<300 MBH, Home Heating): $750
Natural Gas Furnace with AC: $1,500
Equipment Requirements:Natural Gas Furnace: 90% or higher AFUE
Furnace with ECM (natural gas, propane, or oil-fired): 90% or higher AFUE; must have multi-stage burner and a variable speed (ECM) blower motor
Natural Gas Furnace with ECM and AC: 95% or higher AFUE; 16 or higher SEER
Boilers: 90% or higher AFUE; must have modulating burner and outdoor-air reset control
All systems must be a sealed combustion unit
Installation Requirements:Chimney liners must be installed in certain cases
Must be the primary heating source for the home
Furnaces must be the primary heating source for over 50% of home heating needs
Funding Source:Focus On Energy
Expiration Date:05/31/2013 (current application)
Web Site: http://www.focusonenergy.com/residential/efficient-products-appli...
Summary:

Focus on Energy offers incentives for income-qualifying customers for the purchase of high efficiency heating equipment. Owner-occupied single-family and multifamily residences of 3 units or less are eligible for the incentives. Applicants must be able to document a gross household income of 60-80% of the State Median Income. See the program web site for income eligibility requirements and application materials; income verification must be completed prior to incentive payment.  For the 2012 program year, equipment must be installed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, and program applications are due by March 31, 2013. For the 2013 program year, equipment must be installed between January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2013; applications must be postmarked within 90 calendar days of installation.

In order to apply, interested customers must first complete the Income Eligibility Application, available on the program web site. Eligible applicants will be notified via mail and either phone or email. Customers that are not eligible for the Enhanced Rewards Program may be eligible for the Residential Rewards Program.  Once approved, the customer can purchase and install the equipment. See the program web site for a full list of eligible equipment (effective December 10, 2012). After the equipment is installed, the customer must fill out and submit a Rewards Application within 90 days of equipment installation to the Focus on Energy program.

Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state's growing demand for electricity and natural gas.

Please note that customer eligibility for Focus on Energy incentives is based on utility participation; interested individuals and companies should use the eligibility tool on the program web site to determine if their local utility participates in the Focus on Energy program. Further incentive details, applications, and other information are available on the program web site.

Certain customers may also qualify for the Express Energy Efficiency Program, which offers free energy efficient lighting, pipe wraps, faucet aerators, showerheads, and water heater thermostat setbacks assistance. In-store lighting discounts are also available to Focus on Energy customers.


 
Contact:
  Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy
1 S Pinckney St., Suite 340
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (800) 762-7077
E-Mail: focusinfo@focusonenergy.com
Web Site: http://www.focusonenergy.com
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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