The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin’s Office of Energy Innovation is accepting applicants for the Energy Innovation Grant Program (EIGP). The Energy Innovation Grant Program covers a wide variety of energy related projects that reduce energy consumption and support renewable energy and energy storage, energy efficiency and demand response, or comprehensive energy planning.
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 4:30 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.