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Wisc. Focus on Energy Grants $65,377 for School Upgrades (Funding)
Wisconsin Focus on Energy
Date: 2019-03-25
In the Badger State, the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program , which is made possible by Alliant Energy and Waupun Utilities, reports the granting of a $65,377 and a matching incentive from WPPI Energy for $23,817 for nergy-saving improvements to lighting, heating and cooling systems at all schools within the Waupun Area School District.

In 2017-18 the Waupun School District initiated a $36 million energy efficiency and conservation-focused renovation of the district's school facilities. About that time the district applied for energy improvement incentive grants of nearly $90,000 for additional projects. (Source: Wisconsin News, 22 Mar., 2019)Contact: Wisconsin Focus on Energy, (800) 762-7077, www.wisconsinisin.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-K2m2Yad4QIVQuDICh3VeQBLEAAYASAAEgL5wPD_BwE; WPPI Energy, (608) 834-4500, www.wppienergy.org; Waupun Utilities, www.waupunutilities.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wisconsin Focus on Energy,  Energy Efficiency Incentive,  


WEC Takes Stake in Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Centre (M&A)
WEC Energy Group,WPPI
Date: 2018-07-03
Milwaukee-headquartered utility holding company WEC Energy Group reports it will acquire an 80 pct stake in the Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center in Henry County, Illinois, for $148 million. The transaction is subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval.

The Bishop Hill project, which was developed by Invenergy, incorporates 53 General Electric turbines totaling 132MW capacity and has a 22-year, 100 pct power purchase agreement in place with not-for-profit WPPI Energy.

WPPI Energy provides electric power to 51 member utilities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. (Source: WEC,, PowerTech, 2 July, 2018) WEC Energy Group, (414) 221-2345,www.wecenergygroup.com; WPPI Energy, Pat Connors, Snr, VP Power Supply, (608) 834-4500, www.wppienergy.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy Group,  Wind,  WPPI,  


Juneau Considering Cost Cutting Energy Upgrades (Ind. Report)
Juneau Alaska,Energy Efficiency
Date: 2018-03-14
In Alaska, the Juneau Utility Commission reports it is in discussions with Wisconsin-based WPPI Energy concerning potential energy-efficiency upgrades at city and utility structures. WPPI Energy, which recently completed a brief survey of major city owned systems and facilities electric consumption, has identified pumps and machinery operated by the Juneau Water/Wastewater plant as accounting for 70 pct of all utility usage.

Total electric consumption for water pumping in 2013 was 131,648 Kwh, at a cost of $10,477, compared to 117,300 Kwh at $15,622 last year. The utility-wide totals came to 852,332 Kwh at $65,216 in 2013, compared to 787,307 Kwh at $75,888 in 2017. Source: Juneau Utility Commission, Daily Citizen, 8 Mar., 2018) Contact: WPPI Energy, (608) 834-4500, https://wppienergy.org; Juneau Utility Commission, (920) 386-4808, www.juneauutility.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WPPI Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  


WPPI to Purchase Invenergy Wind Energy (Ind. Report)
WPPI,Invenergy
Date: 2017-08-14
Sun Prairie-based WPPI Energy -- a not-for-profit regional power company serving 51 locally owned electric companies in Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Iowa -- reports it will buy all of the electricity generated from Invenergy's proposed 53-turbine, 132 MW Bishop Hill 3 wind farm in Illinois for a 22 year period.

The Bishop Hill 3 wind farm is expected to generate sufficient electr power for as many as 53,000 homes and businesses, according to WPPI. Currently, 14 pct of the electricity WPPI owns or is contracted to buy comes from renewable resources. Details of the Invenergy – WPPI agreement were not disclosed. (Source: WPPI, Wisc. State Journal, 12 Aug., 2017) Contact: WPPI, Mike Peters, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News WPPI news,  Invenergy news,  Wind news,  

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