Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Sees Dramatic Increase in Savings

Wisconsin energy savings up 23 percent

Fierce Energy, May 21, 2014

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, saw a 23 percent increase in verified gross lifecycle electric energy savings in 2013 compared to 2012, according to a report conducted by The Cadmus Group, Inc., an independent evaluator hired by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW).

The Cadmus Group analyzed the program’s performance and its benefits and costs for the state of Wisconsin, and found that the 2013 cost-effectiveness ratio for Focus on Energy programs was 3.41 to 1 — up 18 percent from the prior record of 2.89 to 1 set in 2012.

“We are very proud that, for every dollar invested in Focus on Energy, the program provides more than three times the value back in economic and non-economic, such as reduced emissions, benefits to Wisconsin,” said Tamara Sondgeroth, director of operations for Focus on Energy.

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