Add cost-effective renewable energy to your facility by tapping into valuable financial incentives.
Focus on Energy's Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP) Update
The Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP) provides incentives for cost-effective renewable energy systems installed at eligible Wisconsin organizations through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process. Thank you to all who submitted a proposal to the RECIP offering. The response in this most recent round was phenomenal; 90 proposals were submitted for funding and over 50 percent received funding:
|Total # Applicants||Total $ Requested||Total # Awarded||Total $ Awarded|
NOTE: One applicant applied for multiple technologies; 90 applicants total.
The RECIP Request for Proposals is now closed. The timing of our next round is pending at this time; please check back for more details. Questions regarding the RECIP process should be submitted to RECIP@focusonenergy.com, we are happy to add you to our contact list for future updates.
Focus on Energy offers two options to reward businesses that incorporate renewables into their energy-saving efforts: the Renewable Rewards Program and the Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP). The table below shows key differences between the two programs:
|RENEWABLE REWARDS PROGRAM||RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPETITIVE INCENTIVE PROGRAM (RECIP)|
|For Businesses and Residents||For Businesses Only|
|Technologies: Solar Electric or Geothermal||Technologies: Geothermal, Biogas, Biomass, Wind, Solar Electric, or Solar Thermal|
|Applicants must reserve funds by submitting a Reservation Application. Upon approval of Reservation Application, the Cash-Back Reward will be held for three months.||
Competitive bid process, proposal required. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be released twice per year
|$650 - $2,400 cap depending on technology||$500,000 or up to 50% of the total project cost|
Agree to refund portion of reward for failure to meet proposed scope of work or project completion date
Visit the Renewable Rewards Program page for more information on the standard Cash-Back Reward offerings for solar electric and geothermal installations.
Small Farm Anaerobic Digester Program
The Small Farm Anaerobic Digester Program is offering incentives for cost-effective anaerobic digester systems to be installed and operational at small to mid-sized farms. These funds will be available through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process, similar to that of the Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP). The RFP application and guidelines are available below:
- Small Farm Anaerobic Digester Program Request for Proposals
- Small Farm Anaerobic Digester FAQ
- Webinar Recording
Feasibility Study for Existing Anaerobic Treatment Facility for Production of Biogas to Produce Electricity or Thermal Energy
Focus on Energy offers feasibility study grants designed to encourage end-users to undertake renewable projects in existing anaerobic digester facilities. These grants assist Wisconsin businesses overcome financial barriers to make the study and the engineering of complex upgrades possible. Grant Application and Guidelines can be downloaded below: