Focus on Energy is offering extra incentives
Focus on Energy, a program funded by Wisconsin’s investor-owned energy utilities, is offering programs for residential and commercial entities that can dramatically reduce energy usage and as a result, save money.
We Energies, the local utility, is part of Focus on Energy as are many other utilities in the area.
Under this new program businesses in the Watertown zip codes of 53094 and 53098 have a 50 percent bonus incentive, in addition to the regular incentives, to convert their lighting to LED. The LED lighting saves dramatically on electrical costs and the lights themselves last much longer than conventional bulbs.
Several local businesses have converted to LED lighting under this program. They include Y’s Way Flooring, Turner Hall, The Gym, Defense Combative, Oasis Spa & Salon and Klecker’s Heating and Cooling.
Several firms are partners with Focus on Energy. They can provide a free energy analysis and a report that documents the amount of energy and financial savings are possible by converting to LED lighting.
One of the partner companies is Power and Light Innovations, which is led by Patrick Flannick who said, “Most businesses taking advantage of this program can see their investment returned in the form of lower energy bill in a period as short as eight to 16 months.”
He can be reached at 414-403-6871 or visiting the web site at www.powerandlightinnovations.com.
On the residential side, Focus on Energy is offering such items as energy efficient power strips, LED lights, thermostats and tape for wrapping around hot water pipes. Many of these items can be ordered from home and are delivered to the door. In most instances the items are free of charge.
The Focus on Energy program has been operating since 2001. It works with 108 Wisconsin electric and natural gas utilities to bring energy efficiency to local businesses and homes that otherwise would not happen or would take much longer to be installed.
Since 2011 Focus on Energy says it has delivered more than $1 billion worth of net economic benefits to Wisconsin.
Last year 113,600 homes and 5,100 businesses participated in Focus on Energy programs.
Focus on Energy estimates 721 million kilowatt hours and 20.7 million therms were saved through this program in 2016. That is enough power for nearly 69,000 homes for a full year. It also says every $1 invested in Focus on Energy projects gets $5.93 in benefits back to the state of Wisconsin.
Persons can get more information on the Focus on Energy programs at focusonenergy.com.