Focus on Energy has exciting changes in store for 2012! Starting soon, Focus on Energy will have expanded offerings to better serve our residential customers and achieve cost-effective energy savings. These changes are outlined in the email below, and will be discussed more thoroughly during the residential program webinars on-
Thursday, January 5 at 2:00-3:00 pm CST
Call-in number: (888)324-9430
Participant URL: Focus on Energy Residential Program Webinar Link
Prescriptive Incentive Program
Focus on Energy will provide incentives for energy efficient household equipment. This program will build on the success of previous Focus on Energy offerings while continuing to work with trade allies to better serve residential customers. Cash-back rewards for single family or multifamily customers (3 units or less) for purchases and installations on or after January 1, 2012 include space and water heating equipment.
Home Heating Equipment and Reward:
Natural Gas, Propane, Oil-Fired Furnace with electrically commutated motor (ECM) 90% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) - $125
Natural Gas Furnace with ECM 95% AFUE – $275
Natural Gas Space Heating Boiler 90% AFUE – $300
Natural Gas Space Heating Boiler 95% AFUE – $400
Water Heating Equipment and Reward:
Indirect Water Heater for Space Heating Boiler (must be installed with qualified space heating boiler) – $100
Tankless Water Heater, 0.82 energy factor (EF) or greater – $100
Storage Water Heater, 0.67 EF or greater – $50
Condensing Storage Water Heating 90% thermal efficiency (TE) or greater - $100
Electric Water Heater, 0.93 EF or greater – $25
Offers for renewable energy and attic insulation will be coming soon!
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR ®
As previously communicated, the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program will be continuing in its current form through March 31, 2012. Focus on Energy will host a webinar on Monday, December 19 for Home Performance auditors and contractors to discuss the program transition period from January to April, including the advent of installing CFLs, showerheads and aerators at the time of the audit. Additional webinars will occur in January to discuss the program design changes that will go into effect on April 1 2012. To make sure you receive updates on the Home Performance webinars please email WisconsinHomePerformance@csgrp.com with your contact information.
Single Family Direct Install Program
This program will consist of the direct installation of CFLs, showerheads, aerators and pipe wrap. In addition, a limited amount of information on the house will be collected to determine whether the customer might be referred to other Focus on Energy residential programs.
Assisted Income Programs
Focus on Energy will be offering two different paths for income qualified* customers. Beginning in January, increased cash-back rewards will be available through the Home Heating Assistance Program for qualifying customers to receive energy efficient household equipment. In April, Focus on Energy will also offer a comprehensive program for qualifying customers to receive enhanced incentives for building shell improvements. This program will follow the same design as the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.
Home Heating Equipment and Reward:
Natural Gas, Propane, or Oil-Fired Furnace with ECM 90% AFUE – $850
Natural Gas Furnace 90% AFUE - $475
Natural Gas Space Heating Boiler 90% AFUE (<300 MBH) – $750
*For customers earning 60-80 percent of State Median income; Income verification required.
Multifamily Energy Savings Program
The Apartment & Condo Efficiency Services (ACES) program will be continuing through March 31, 2012. Beginning in April, the ACES program will transition to a new name, an improved program design, and an innovative way to earn incentive dollars. Set to launch in April 2012, the program will be called the Multifamily Energy Savings Program and will have multi-tiered, performance-based incentives designed to “ratchet up” the energy savings for customers.
Appliance Recycling Program
Focus on Energy will offer cash-back rewards to residential customers who want to recycle their second refrigerators and freezers. This new program will be available to customers beginning in March 2012.
ENERGY STAR Lighting and Appliance Program
The program will launch in retail locations throughout Wisconsin starting in January 2012. This year-long program will offer qualifying Wisconsin utility customers instant discounts on select ENERGY STAR qualified products. Over 800 retailers are expected to participate across the state. Customers will have many choices in energy efficient CFLs including standard spiral bulbs, reflectors, globes, 3-way bulbs, A-line bulbs and dimmable bulbs. Additionally, participating retailers will have opportunities to host in-store lighting demonstrations of discounted materials.
Focus on Energy thanks you for continuing to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to your customers. Information and application forms for program available now can be found at Focus on Energy.
Please send any questions on current or new residential program offerings to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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