Madison Gas & Electric
Middleton-based Capital Brewery was founded in 1984 and has been brewing beer since 1986. The company worked with Focus on Energy and their utility, Madison Gas & Electric (MG&E), to complete two projects; including, the installation of a 13 kW solar Photovoltaic (PV) system and the installation of a high efficiency heat recovery system with controls. These equipment installations are helping the brewery save over 19,000 kWh and 4,000 Therms resulting in a savings of more than $4,500 annually on their utility bill.
“It was the incentive and technical expertise from Focus on Energy that motivated us to do these projects,” said Scott Weiner, President of Capital Brewery. “Capital Brewery is committed to sustainably brewing world class lagers and ales. We look forward to continuing our work with the Focus on Energy team and reducing our water and energy consumption as well as our carbon footprint.”
“Breweries are a significant part of the industry and culture in Wisconsin,” said Tamara Sondgeroth, director of operations for Focus on Energy. “By helping breweries make smart equipment choices combined with financial incentives, we are able to trim costs and help these businesses become more sustainable.”