River Falls Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Wisconsin)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name River Falls Municipal Utilities - Energy Star Appliance Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Vending Machine Controls, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Appliance Recycling, LED Lighting, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Tree Planting: 50% of cost up to $50 (limit 3 trees)

Freezer Recycling: $30
Refrigerator Recycling: $30
Energy Star Home Performance: 33.3% up to $1,500
15% Energy Savings from Installed Measures: $200
25% Energy Savings from Installed Measures: $700
Programmable Thermostat: up to $50
A/C Tune-Up: up to $50
Gas Boiler: $300 - $400
Gas Furnace: $125 - 275%
Indirect Water Heater: $100
Tankless Water Heater: $100
Storage Water Heater: $50
Condensing Storage Water Heating: $100
Electric Water Heater: $25
Multi-Family energy Savings Program: See Program Website

Equipment Requirements Varies, see program website for specific requirement details
Start Date 2010-05-01
Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Program Administrator River Falls Municipal Utilities
Website http://www.rfmu.org/energy_efficiency/default.asp?CategoryNumber=2

References DSIRE[1]


River Falls Municipal Utility (RFMU), in conjuction with the Wisconsin Focus on Energy program, offers a variety of rebates to residential electric customers for upgrading to energy efficient equipment. Incentives currently exist for refrigerator and freezer recycling, A/C system tune-ups, water heater upgrades, and programmable thermostats. RFMU's Multi-Family Energy Savings Program also provides a host of incentives for energy efficient upgrades to condos and apartments. RFMU is also encouraging its customers to plant trees around their homes for the energy saving and environmental benefits, customers can recieve up to $50 dollars back from the cost of three trees planted. Finally, the Energy Star Home Performance Program provides a rebate of up to 33.3 percent of the cost of whole-building efficiency measures taken by homeowners, with additional incentives for resulting energy savings above 15 percent.

RFMU also provides an array of programs for income-qualifying customers and that encourage energy efficiency. The Refrigerator Replacement Program allows qualifying customers to upgrade their old refrigetor to a new, more efficient model at no cost. With help from the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program, a customer credit program is also being provided to customers to assist in managing energy cost from month to month. Finally, RFMU works with local agencies to provide free weatherization services for qualifying customers.

For specific program details, applications, and requirements, please visit the program website listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - RFMU
Department River Falls Municipal Utilities
Address 222 Lewis Street, Suite 228
Place River Falls, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 54022
Phone (715) 425-0906

Email RFMU@wppienergy.org
Website http://www.rfmu.org/
Contact Name Mike Noreen
Department River Falls Municipal Utilities
Address 222 Lewis Street, Suite 228
Place River Falls, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 54022
Phone (715) 426-3467

Email mnoreen@wppienergy.org
Website http://www.rfmu.org/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"