Press Releases

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Media inquiries can be directed to Jessica Wagner:
Jessica.wagner@focusonenergy.com or 608.230.7018

  • 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:

  • Focus on Energy Adds $2.8 Billion to Wisconsin’s Economy

    MADISON, WI (January 6, 2016) –  We all know that a penny saved is a penny earned, and the pennies saved through Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewables program create substantial benefits for our state’s economy. A recent report from an independent evaluator has calculated that Focus on Energy program activities from 2011 through 2014 have generated more than $600 million in economic benefits for the state and by 2038 will have created $2.8 billion in benefits.

  • Focus on Energy Announces the 2015 Design Assistance Program Award Winners

    MADISON, WI (November 17, 2015) – Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, has recognized nine Wisconsin organizations with Design Assistance Program Awards. The winners include Trade Ally contractors who have displayed an outstanding commitment to energy-efficient design through Design Assistance. The Design Assistance Program works with architects, engineers and builders early in the design process so that energy efficiency is incorporated early.  

  • Focus on Energy Helps Burlington Cut Costs by Upgrading to Energy Efficient Controls

    BURLINGTON, WI (August 20, 2015)— Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and We Energies, presented the City of Burlington with an incentive check for $26,486.36, after the city installed digital HVAC controls and a new well pump.

  • Focus on Energy Announces Requests For Proposals & Concept Papers for Wisconsin Efficiency Programs & Initiatives

    MADISON, WI (July 16, 2015) –Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, is soliciting proposals and concept papers for several initiatives; including, a Manufactured Homes Efficiency Pilot Program, a Small Farm Anaerobic Digester Program, and the Environmental and Economic Research and Development Program (EERD).

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

    MADISON, WI (July 8, 2015) – Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, is proud to announce that nine partnering Trade Ally companies have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2014 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.  The awardees were honored in front of their industry peers this spring.

  • Focus on Energy & Utility Partners Save Wisconsin over 28 billion kilowatt-hours and 1 billion Therms of Energy

    MADISON, WI (June 1, 2015) – Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, exceeded its four-year (2011-2014) electric and natural gas energy savings contractual goals with savings of 121% and 111%1, respectively, according to a program evaluation report released this week. 

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