The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin’s Office of Energy Innovation is accepting applicants for the Energy Innovation Grant Program (EIGP). The purpose of the EIGP is to support the Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation with a variety of projects to ensure that homes, businesses and vehicles are powered with efficient and reliable energy to help grow the state’s economy.
The $10 million of available funding will be allocated into three programs:
- Renewable Energy and Energy Storage ($4.6 million)
- Energy Efficiency and Demand Response ($4.6 million)
- Comprehensive Energy Planning ($714,000)
Who’s eligible for EIGP?
- Municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals and like entities (MUSH Market): cities, villages, towns, counties, K-12 school districts, tribes, municipal water and wastewater utilities, municipal electric utilities, municipal natural gas utilities, University of Wisconsin System campuses and facilities, Wisconsin Technical College System, public or nonprofit hospitals
- Manufacturers as defined by Wis. Stat. §77.51(7h)1
- 501(c)(3) nonprofits
How can the money be used?
- Support innovative energy technologies that have the potential to serve as a model or better inform decision-makers on emerging trends in the energy sector
- Help to provide equitable access to the benefits of clean energy, efficiency and preparedness by reaching broad application types
- Support carbon reduction with projects supporting the governor’s goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050
When are applications due?
Jan. 14, 2022, at 4:40 p.m. CDT.
For more information on the EIGP, or to learn how Baker Tilly’s energy and utilities specialists can help you navigate through the application process, contact our team.