This pilot will incentivize the purchase of energy-efficient ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers. Standard larger capacity ULT freezer models consume nearly as much energy as the average U.S. household, whereas an ENERGY STAR unit can cut this usage by more than half. Wisconsin fosters a dynamic biosciences growth market with 350+ biotech and pharma businesses, 150+ hospitals and medical centers, and more than 7 universities/colleges engaged in life sciences research making it an ideal market for this technology. The pilot is targeting the sale of just over 500 units.
Implementer: Energy Solutions
Timeline: January 2023- December 2026