We Energies - New Construction Program (Wisconsin)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name We Energies - New Construction Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Up to 20,000 per project.

Eligible System Size Projects must be verified complete by December 16, 2008.

Website http://www.we-energies.com/business_new/energyeff/efficiency_incentives/newconst_pilotprog.htm

References DSIRE[1]


We Energies New Construction Pilot Program offers incentives to the owner or designer of a nonresidential building/addition that achieves 20-40% greater efficiency than given baseline. Projects must be within We Energies' Wisconsin service area, and must be verified complete by December 16, 2008. Incentive applies to new construction, additions to existing buildings, and renovations of nonresidential buildings when affected area is at least 20,000 square feet and is currently out of compliance with the Wisconsin Commercial Energy Conservation Code (Comm 63).

In addition to equipment purchasing incentives, accepted projects may also receive technical assistance, which can involve assistance in the design process, reviewing plans and construction documents, assisting with research and product selections, analyzing energy savings, and verifying installation and operation of measures. Design incentives are also available to help offset the costs of developing energy efficient designs.

Depending on the scope of the construction project, We Energies will assign the projects to either the Basic Approach, Advanced Buildings Approach or the Comprehensive Approach. The Basic Approach provides lighting incentives worth $0.15 per square foot of gross lighted floor area for meeting Benchmark efficiency, plus $15 to $30 for lighting controls, and a per ton rebate for chillers. The Advanced Building Approach provides the same level of incentives as the Basic Approach, plus $0.02 per annual kWh saved and $200 per summer peak kW reduced. The Comprehensive Approach awards $0.02 per annual kWh saved plus $200 per summer peak kW reduced. Measure Incentives calculated to be greater than $40,000 per project require special approval and may be limited based on case-by-case evaluation of the project. Other incentive limitations may apply.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Tate Walker
Department Energy Center of Wisconsin
Division New Construction Program
Address 455 Science Drive
Address 2 Suite 200
Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53711
Phone (608) -23-8-82 Ext:118
Phone 2 (608) -23-8-05
Email twalker@ecw.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)"