Press Releases

Interested in the latest Focus on Energy news? Explore our latest press releases, updates, and announcements.
Media inquiries can be directed to Casey Langan:
Casey.Langan@focusonenergy.com or 608.230.7031

  • Recycled Refrigerators & Freezers Net Cash & Energy Savings

    MADISON – Is it time to retire your refrigerator, or flip your freezer for a new model?

    Doing so can earn you $35 and save another $150 per year on your electric bill.

    “Focus on Energy will pick up your old, working refrigerator or freezer for free, responsibly recycle it, and send you $35,” said Casey Langan, spokesman for Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program.

    Focus on Energy’s Appliance Recycling Program is open to customers of participating Wisconsin utilities.

  • Alliance Laundry Systems Receives Energy Efficiency Award

    RIPON – Alliance Laundry Systems has received a 2017 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program.

    The world’s largest commercial laundry equipment manufacturer, based in Ripon, had a banner year of energy efficiency accomplishments in 2016.

    With support and guidance from Focus on Energy, Alliant Energy and other trade allies, Alliance Laundry Systems conducted four equipment upgrades. This commitment to energy efficiency placed it among 15 elite recipients that received the statewide recognition.

  • Focus on Energy Recharging Rural Wisconsin

    When you save energy, you save money.

    It’s a simple premise for any farm, agribusiness or homeowner.

    Wisconsin utilities have partnered to offer a statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program known as Focus on Energy since 2001. It offers technical assistance and financial incentives to help participants complete energy efficiency projects (that would not otherwise get completed) in homes, schools, and farms and businesses of all sizes. 

  • YMCA of the Northwoods Receives Energy Efficiency Award

    RHINELANDER, WI (June 29,2017) – YMCA of the Northwoods in Rhinelander has received a 2017 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program.

    With support and guidance from Focus on Energy, Wisconsin Public Service and other trade allies, the YMCA upgraded its pool dehumidifier system and the lighting in its pool and gym areas with energy efficient equipment. This commitment to energy efficiency placed it among 15 diverse recipients that received the statewide recognition.

  • Focus on Energy Announces 2017 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award Winners

    MADISON, WI (June 29, 2017) – Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, is honoring 15 Wisconsin companies with a 2017 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award. In coordination with local utility partners and Focus on Energy staff, these winners have displayed outstanding commitment to energy efficiency.

    2017 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award honorees include:

  • Study: Focus on Energy Programs Deliver Energy Savings, Customer Satisfaction

    MADISON, WI (June 22, 2017) – Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program is cost-effective at delivering significant energy savings and high customer satisfaction according to an independent evaluation report. The report, prepared by The Cadmus Group, found that every dollar invested in Focus on Energy projects in 2016 returned another $3 in benefits to Wisconsin.

  • U.S. Department of Energy Awards Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Trade Ally Partners

    MADISON, WI (April 24, 2017) – Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, is proud to announce that four partnering Trade Ally companies have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Century Club Award. The award recognizes companies that have completed 100 or more energy efficiency improvement projects in a single year. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Trade Allies receiving the 2017 award include: 

  • Focus on Energy Programs Save Wisconsin Millions

    MADISON, WI (June 1, 2016) – An independent evaluation report prepared by The Cadmus Group has verified that Focus on Energy programs are cost-effectively delivering significant energy savings,  and achieving high customer satisfaction. Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy and was established in 2001 to help utility customers save energy in their homes and businesses.

  • U.S. Department of Energy Awards Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Trade Ally Partners

    MADISON, WI (April 5, 2016) – Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, is proud to announce that seven partnering Trade Ally companies have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2016 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Century Club Award. The award recognizes companies that have completed 100 or more energy efficiency improvement projects in a single year.

    Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Trade Allies receiving awards includes:

  • Focus on Energy Announces 2016 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award Winners

    MADISON, WI , March 14, 2016 – Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, is honoring fourteen Wisconsin companies with a 2016 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award. In coordination with local utility partners and Focus on Energy staff, these winners have displayed outstanding commitment to energy efficiency practice.

    2016 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award honorees include:

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