IRA Home Energy Rebates

At this time, federally funded Home Energy Rebates are not yet available. These rebates will likely be available later in 2024. Engagement sessions will include an overview of Home Energy Rebate Programs and a question-and-answer session to allow feedback from participants.

Stakeholder Engagement Sessions Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to your one stop for Wisconsin IRA Home Energy Rebates information.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released guidance for states to develop programs. Wisconsin is beginning work on program design. Focus on Energy has been chosen by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to deliver IRA Home Energy Rebate Programs. We are currently targeting a program launch in late-2024. As program details become available, this page will be updated.

Currently, we are holding stakeholder engagement sessions in-person, virtually, and online. Learn how to give your input.

Looking for home energy improvement assistance today? You may be eligible for other programs including tax credits, the Weatherization Assistance Programs, and Focus on Energy rebates and discounts.

Home Energy Rebates
Federally Funded Rebate Programs

As part of the Inflation Reduction Act, Wisconsin has been allocated $149 million for Home Energy Rebates. Rebates will be provided through two programs: Home Efficiency Rebates and Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates.

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Home Efficiency Rebates

The Home Efficiency Rebate Program will provide rebates to reduce the price of energy-saving, whole-home improvements, such as insulation and efficient heating and cooling equipment in existing single-family and multifamily buildings. Rebates will likely be double for low- and moderate-income households.

Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates

The Home Electrification and Appliance Rebate Program will provide instant discounts to households installing heat pumps and other efficient electric equipment that does not replace the same kind of equipment. Additional qualified improvements include, but are not limited to, insulation, air sealing, and upgraded electrical panels. This program will be available to Wisconsin residents in single-family homes and multifamily buildings, earning 150% of Area Median Income (AMI) or less.

Feedback Form

If you are unable to make our live events, feedback can be submitted through this online survey.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 How much money might I be able to receive for a home energy project?

Per the DOE, you could receive between $2,000 and $14,000 depending on your personal circumstances, the projects you complete, and the amount of energy you save. Wisconsin's program is in the design phase and eligible technologies are still to be determined.

Type of Home Energy Project

Maximum Rebate
Per Household Below 80% AMI

Maximum Rebate
Per Household Above 80% AMI

Home efficiency project with at least 20% predicted energy savings

80% of project costs up to $4,000

50% of project costs up to $2,000 (maximum of $200,000 for a multifamily building)

Home efficiency project with at least 35% predicted energy savings

80% of project costs up to $8,000

50% of project costs up to $4,000 (maximum $400,000 for a multifamily building)

Home electrification project qualified technologies (only households with an income <150% AMI are eligible)

100% of project costs up to technology cost maximums*; up to $14,000

50% of project costs up to technology cost maximums*; up to $14,000 (households with incomes >150% AMI are not eligible)

*Maximum rebate costs for home electrification qualified technologies are:

  • ENERGY STAR® electric heat pump water heater – up to $1,750
  • ENERGY STAR electric heat pump for space heating and cooling – up to $8,000
  • ENERGY STAR electric stove, cooktop, range, oven OR heat pump clothes dryer – up to $840
  • Electric load service center – up to $4,000
  • Electric wiring – up to $2,500
  • Insulation, air sealing, and ventilation – up to $1,600
2 Am I eligible to receive federally funded Home Energy Rebates?

All Wisconsin residents completing qualified energy efficiency upgrades in single-family and multifamily buildings will likely be eligible for Home Efficiency Rebates. Households below 80% of the area median income will be eligible for higher rebates.

A low- or moderate-income household, where the total annual income is less than 150% of the area median income, is eligible for Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates if you meet one of the following:

  • Live in a low- or moderate-income household.
  • Own a multifamily building with low- or moderate-income households comprising at least 50% of the building's units.

Note: A single household address may not receive a rebate from both the Home Efficiency Rebate and the Home Electrification and Appliance Program for the same upgrade or equipment type. However, projects receiving rebates from either of these programs may also be eligible to receive Focus on Energy rebates.

3 Can I also receive Focus on Energy rebates and discounts for these same upgrades?

You may be eligible for Focus on Energy rebates, in addition to certain Home Energy Rebates, if you are a customer of a participating Wisconsin gas or electric utility or cooperative. Review the participating utility list to confirm you are eligible.

4 Want to learn even more about the Home Energy Rebates? Check out these websites.

Check out DOE's Home Energy Rebates website and for more information.

5 How is Focus on Energy involved with IRA Home Energy Rebates Program?

While Home Energy Rebates is part of a larger Federal program through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), funding to each state is distributed through the Department of Energy’s State and Community Energy Program Office. In Wisconsin, this office is part of our Public Service Commission, which also oversees Focus on Energy. Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Focus on Energy was chosen by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to deliver the IRA Home Energy Rebate Programs. IRA programs will be able to take advantage of resources and systems already in place. While the Focus on Energy program is the implementor for the IRA Home Energy Rebate programs, the programs are funded and managed as separate programs and not included in the Focus portfolio.

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