Focus on Energy supports energy efficiency and renewable energy research and screening of new solutions through its EERD and Pilot offerings. Below you will find information and links to active research and pilot initiatives. To learn more about past research and pilot initiatives, a searchable archive can be found below.
Focus on Energy supports energy efficiency and renewable energy research through the Environmental & Economic Research and Development Program (EERD). EERD research projects allow Wisconsin to further its efforts towards reducing energy waste, costs, and environmental impacts. EERD projects are selected through a targeted competitive request for proposals (RFP) process that occurs approximately once per year. Focus on Energy also accepts research concepts or ideas on a rolling basis. The 2020 Request for Concept Papers has closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Focus on Energy’s Pilot process reviews new concepts and ideas that have the potential to expand the range and value of services available to Wisconsinites, as well as help the program achieve desired outcomes of energy savings, customer satisfaction, and/or market transformation. The process also helps test offerings for future expansion/inclusion in the Focus on Energy program portfolio. Pilot ideas are screened on a quarterly basis. Concepts or ideas can be submitted on a rolling basis here. Any questions about future opportunities may be directed to email@example.com.
Focus on Energy will soon be launching The Save to Give Challenge, a program pilot which focuses on rural Wisconsin communities. To learn more about this pilot, please visit the pilot webpage here. If you are a community interested in applying to participate, you can find the application at www.focusonenergy.com/savetogive.