MADISON, Wis., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced the selection of two Wisconsin-based firms to implement new energy programs that will launch July 1, 2012.
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC), a nonprofit with a history of working with Focus on Energy, will implement a residential new construction program. The program's design, eligible measures and incentive structure will be similar to Focus on Energy's New Homes Program, which will continue to be offered through June 30, 2012.
Staples & Associates, a marketing communications firm and provider of energy efficiency programs, will implement a new direct install program for Wisconsin's small businesses. The program will provide options for direct install measures and access to other energy saving measures for businesses with a demand consumption under 100 kW.
"These new programs will further enhance the portfolio of services that Focus on Energy offers to residential and business customers," said William S. Haas, program director.
Program implementers were selected by a bid evaluation team that included representatives from Focus on Energy's program administrator, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and a utility representative appointed by the Statewide Energy Efficiency and Renewable Administration. The process was open to all qualified bidders with winners selected based on their capabilities, project experience, program approach and cost effectiveness. Page 2
This effort represents the second of three bid processes designed to select implementers for new Focus on Energy programs. Implementers for new residential programs were announced in October of 2011 and a third request for proposals soliciting additional program implementers is expected to be issued this summer. Please visit www.focusonenergy.com to receive program details as they become available.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit focusonenergy.com.
Catalina Lamadrid, CEM, LEED AP, GHG IQ
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SOURCE Focus on Energy