Commercial and industrial businesses have tremendous potential to realize cost savings through improving the energy efficiency of their facilities without sacrificing productivity.
Whether you’re upgrading equipment, renovating your facility, thinking about expanding or simply looking to reduce your energy costs, give us a call. We’ll put our energy expertise
to work for you to identify efficiency opportunities that will improve your bottom line.
For more information, please contact us
Shared Savings Program
Energy efficiency can offer big returns for businesses. It lowers utility bills, heightens performance and productivity, and shows a commitment to greener alternatives that your customers and community will appreciate.
We’re giving businesses the upfront capital needed to make qualifying energy-efficiency improvements – up to $50,000 worth. Repayments are made in regular installments on your
company’s monthly utility bill. And because your repayment plan is based entirely on the money those energy-efficient improvements will save, your utility bill should stay almost the same.
Through the Shared Savings Program, a customer may receive up to $50,000 to implement qualifying energy efficiency improvements or advance energy cost savings. The
customer then repays the funding through installments on their monthly utility bill. Often the payments are less than the energy cost savings, resulting in a positive cash flow for the customer.
Funding can range from $2,500 to $50,000 based on the cost and energy savings potential of the project, and will not exceed the project cost. Projects may include
any new electrical energy-saving or demand-reducing measure that results in lasting impacts for the facility.
How to Get Started
for more information. Stoughton Utilities staff will work with you to identify eligible electrical projects and
help you compile the necessary information for the application.
- Customer must have three years of established utility bill payment history.
- Customer must complete an application package for consideration.
- Customer must pass a comprehensive credit review.
Terms and Conditions
- Project equipment must meet minimum efficiency requirements.
- Project must reduce electric use and/or electric demand for the duration of the repayment period (60 months) at a minimum.
- Customer must agree with all requirements relevant to the location and installation of project equipment as defined in the agreement.
- Project cannot be implemented (including any engineering and/or equipment purchases) prior to the written execution of an agreement between the customer and utility.
- Previously installed or retrofitted measures do not qualify.
Past Shared Savings project highlights
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- Shared Savings funding will equal the project energy savings over 60 months less any prescriptive incentives or other outside funding. The total combined funding will not exceed the project cost.
- Repayment occurs over a 60-month period.
- Payments include a 2% APR service fee, compounded monthly.
- Project funding can range from $2,500 to $50,000 based on the cost and energy savings potential of the energy efficiency improvements.
- Upon completion, applicant must submit a Certificate of Project Completion form.
New Construction Design Assistance
A construction project is the ideal time to design and build for energy efficiency, peak load reduction, improved systems performance, and greater comfort. The New Construction
Design Assistance Program works with prospective building owners and developers, design professionals, and construction contractors to deliver high performance buildings that
provide improved energy efficiency, peak load reduction, improved systems performance, and greater comfort.
Through this program, Stoughton Utilities will provide design assistance to improve the energy efficiency of nonresidential new construction projects. Opportunities for energy
savings will be identified by simulating incremental efficiency improvements in lighting, HVAC and other building systems. The program seeks to capture synergistic
energy savings by encouraging the design and construction of buildings as integrated systems.
Financial incentives may be provided to owners of accepted projects; these incentives are intended to overcome barriers that would otherwise prevent the installation of efficiency measures.
Technical assistance may also recommend available prescriptive incentives from Stoughton Utilities, WPPI Energy, Focus on Energy, and other efficiency incentive programs.
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RFP for Energy Efficiency
Stoughton Utilities, along with our power supplier WPPI Energy, have committed significant funding to our Request for Proposals (RFP) for Energy Efficiency. The program is designed
to encourage investment by large commercial and industrial utility customers in energy efficient improvements. Up to $250,000 of incentive funding is available for each bid cycle.
The RFP seeks large efficiency projects that reduce annual total energy consumption by 100,000 kilowatt-hours or more, and/or projects that will reduce the on-peak electrical demand
by at least 20 kilowatts from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the months of June, July, and August
Proposals may include multiple energy saving measures. Proposals may include energy savings measures from multiple facilities, as long as each facility is in a WPPI Energy member
service and is owned and operated by the same parent company.
For program details, application deadlines, FAQs, and application materials, please view the program manual linked below, or visit
WPPI Energy's RFP page
Past RFP for Energy Efficiency project highlights
RFP for Energy Efficiency Program Manual
Renewable Energy Grants for Non-Profits RFP
Stoughton Utilities, along with our power supplier WPPI Energy, has committed to offering grant funding to customer-sited renewable energy project resources through a competitive bid process.
These incentives will aid in the development of selected projects specifically target at non-profit organizations, helping them lower their energy costs while also promoting their commitment to the environment.
The RFP is open to 501(c)(3) IRS qualified entities, non-profit schools, colleges, universities or other higher learning institutes, and units of government receiving electric service from Stoughton Utilities.
Projects must be located at and owned by the non-profit entity for the duration of the project life.
Grants are available ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, and are best applied to solar PV projects up to 80 kW and wind projects up to 10 kW.
Project grant awards plus any other Federal or State incentives shall not exceed 50% of the total installed costs.
For program details, application deadlines, FAQs, and application materials, visit
WPPI Energy's Renewable Energy Grants for Non-Profits RFP page
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Efficiency Improvement Incentive
The Efficiency Improvement Incentive program is designed to help business customers enhance the energy efficiency of their facilities and improve their bottom line in the process.
When you are planning efficiency improvement projects in your facility, we can help you determine the potential cost savings and payback, and even assist in evaluating new equipment
options. If the project will reduce energy consumption and power demand during our peak periods, you may be eligible for a cash incentive.
To qualify for an incentive, customers should receive pre-approval prior to implementing any efficiency improvements. Many types of efficiency improvement projects are eligible.
Eligible measures include, but are not limited to:
- Motors and drives
- Compressed air systems
- Electric chillers
- Food service measures
- Agricultural process equipment
- Specialty measures (e.g., anti-condensate heater controls, LED refrigerated case lighting, guest room energy management controls, PC network management, vending machine control)
- Energy efficiency studies
Minimum efficiency requirements and other terms and conditions apply. For more information or details, please contact us
Focus on Energy also offers financial incentives to eligible business customers for installing qualifying energy efficiency measures. These measures include a variety of technologies
including energy efficient lighting, motors, compressed air, and HVAC equipment.
Incentives are also available for maintaining equipment and studying the feasibility of a proposed energy efficiency project.
To find out more, visit Wisconsin Focus on Energy
or call (800) 762-7077.
Energy Management for Schools
The Schools Program provides technical guidance, expert support services, and financial assistance to improve the management of energy use and costs in existing and planned school facilities.
Energy management services include energy benchmarking, facility energy assessments, construction plan reviews, equipment efficiency comparison, energy cost saving estimates,
load monitoring, retail rate analyses and explanations and technical training.
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