RFP / RFQ Postings

Focus on Energy issues RFP's for everything from economic and environmental studies to business renewable projects.  Though they cover a range of opportunities, you'll find them all right here.  Be sure to check back frequently, new items are posted all the time.



The Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program provides incentives for cost-effective renewable energy systems installed at eligible Wisconsin businesses through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process. 

The Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program Request for Proposals (RFP) has been published as of August 4, 2017. Completed proposals must be received by Focus on Energy no later than October 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm Central Time, other key dates are listed below the RFP.

Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Calendar Date
RECIP RFP issued August 4, 2017
Deadline to submit questions for inclusion in pre-bid webinar recording August 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm CST
Pre-proposal Webinar posted for viewing August 11, 2017
Proposals due October 13, 2017 by 5:00 pm CST
Applicants notified of award status via e-mail November 17, 2017
Last day for awardees to accept award December 1, 2017

Questions regarding this RFP should be submitted to RECIP@focusonenergy.com.  Written responses to questions will be emailed to the applicant and also posted (without identification of the asking party) to the FAQ document linked above.


Large Therm Project Accelerator Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2018 Projects - Large Energy Users Program

The Large Energy Users Program (LEUP) is accepting proposals for its LEUP Large Therm Project Accelerator Request for Proposals from any qualifying Large Energy Users in need of financial support for their large energy efficiency projects that save natural gas Therms and that can be completed in 2018.

RFP Release:

June 8, 2017

First Draft Proposal Due:          

August 16, 2017 (first draft submittal is recommended, but not required)

Final Proposal Due Date:

September 15, 2017

Incentive Award Basis:

Proposals are competitive – higher points awarded to larger energy savings projects and for lower proposed incentive rates ($/therm). RFP Application must be complete. Exceptional proposals with requests of less than $0.40/therm may be awarded before the final proposal due date.

Must work with a Focus on Energy Advisor. 

Project Completion:

Must be completed in 2018 with completion documentation submitted by COB Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

RFP Benefits Summary

  • Payback minimum/maximum – projects can qualify down to a one-year payback, with the incentive (currently 1.5 years).  Payback can be as high as 10 years (currently up to 8 years).
  • Project incentive cap – a single project cap increases to $400,000 (currently $200,000)
  • Customer’s annual cap – annual incentive cap increases to $500,000 for 2018 (currently $400,000).
  • Payment of up to 50 percent of the originally estimated project cost (currently 30%)
  • May request up to $1.00 per annual therm saved (currently $0.60/therm). Smaller requests are encouraged, to be competitive.