(Madison, WI) 30 years ago, President George H.W. Bush declared October “Energy Awareness Month” tasking the country to come together finding ways to manage energy usage and sustain our energy resources. In 2001, the Wisconsin Legislature created the FOCUS ON ENERGY® Program, and with oversight by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, partners with Wisconsin utilities, to empower and incentivize homeowners, small/large businesses and farmers, cities and school districts to reduce energy waste.
“When Focus on Energy was established 20 years ago, it was one of the first and most reputable programs of scale in the United States,” Focus on Energy Interim Director Monica Thilges said. “The world of energy efficiency and renewable energy has changed a lot since then, but Focus on Energy continues to set a high bar for program quality, cost-effectiveness and innovation on a national level – and the program brings huge benefits to the residents of Wisconsin.”
In the past 10 years alone, Focus on Energy has delivered $1 billion worth of net economic benefits to Wisconsin.
For every $1 invested into Focus on Energy, our programs generate $4.32 in benefits for Wisconsin residents and businesses.
During the month of October, Focus on Energy will highlight how the partnership with 107 Wisconsin utilities has changed the ways we all view energy usage and illustrate how Focus on Energy has created jobs, stimulated the economy, and saved you cash on your energy bills.
Follow us on our social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and Energy Awareness month. Visit www.focusonenergy.com/blog. Every Friday in October we will premiere videos created by Discover Mediaworks highlighting Focus on Energy. There you’ll find success stories told by your neighbors and local businesses, Energy Efficiency Excellence Award winners, in-depth videos highlighting how we collaborate with residents and businesses for energy audits and new construction, how our partnerships work with our Trade Allies, and how the utilities across the state partner with us to better serve their communities.