WPPI Energy - GreenMax Home Grant (Wisconsin)

From Open Energy Information


Last modified on September 25, 2013.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name WPPI Energy - GreenMax Home Grant
Incentive Type Utility Grant Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Schools, Construction
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Not Specified
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Equipment Requirements Homeowner must allow energy monitoring for one year

Program Administrator WPPI Energy, Inc.
Website http://www.wppienergy.org/greenmaxhome

References DSIRE[1]


WPPI Energy offers grants from the construction of zero net energy homes in the service areas of its member utilities (see listing below) through the GreenMax home program. The grants are intended to help cover a portion of the incremental design and construction cost of homes that have the potential to produce as much energy as they consume during the year. The home should use renewable energy for on-site energy needs to the greatest extent possible. Because homeowners will receive direct benefits from living in a net zero energy home, they are expected to cover a portion of the incremental cost. Homes must be grid-connected to qualify for the grant but may also be equipped with a battery back-up system.

The current Request For Proposal (RFP) will provide grants for up to three GreenMax homes. Proposals for the current round of funding must be received by April 3, 2009 for homes that will begin construction by September 1, 2009 and be completed by December 31, 2009. It is anticipated that additional RFPs will be issued for this program in the future.

Homeowners, builders, architects, and school groups are eligible for grants under this program, but the grant is only intended to fund the construction of residential homes and may not be used for the construction of spec homes. A WPPI consultant will work with the grant recipient during and after the design and construction process for quality control purposes. In addition, home energy consumption will be monitored for one year after the occupant moves in. Please see the program website to view the current RFP, additional program rules, and grant selection criteria.

Below is a list of WPPI member utilities located in Wisconsin whose customers are eligible for this grant program:

Algoma Utilities Black River Falls Municipal Utilities Boscobel Utilities Brodhead Water and Light Cedarburg Light and Water Utility Columbus Water and Light Cuba City Light and Water Eagle River Light and Water Utility Evansville Water and Light Florence Utilities Hartford Electric Hustisford Utilities Jefferson Utilities Juneau Utilities Kaukauna Utilities Lake Mills Light and Water Lodi Utilities Menasha Utilities Mount Horeb Utilities Muscoda Utilities New Glarus Light and Water New Holstein Utilities New London Utilities New Richmond Utilities Oconomowoc Utilities Oconto Falls Municipal Utilities Plymouth Utilities Prairie du Sac Utilities Reedsburg Utility Commission City Utilities of Richland Center River Falls Municipal Utilities Slinger Utilities Stoughton Utilities Sturgeon Bay Utilities Sun Prairie Water and Light Two Rivers Water and Light Waterloo Utilities Waunakee Utilities Waupun Utilities Westby Utilities Whitehall Electric Utility

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kurt Pulvermacher
Department WPPI Energy, Inc.
Division GreenMax Homes
Address 1425 Corporate Center Drive
Place Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53590
Phone (608) 834-4500

Email kpulvermacher@wppienergy.org
Website http://www.wppisys.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)"