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Energy efficiency program offers help to Wisconsin farmers following heavy snowfall

MADISON, WI — Farmers in the Dairy State who need financial help following heavy snowfall during the past winter can now get help from a state energy efficiency program.

Focus on Energy, which is a statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by investor-owned energy utilities, is now offering a 25 percent bonus on top of its regular financial incentives to Wisconsin farmers who had barn roofs collapse due to heavy snowfall.

The money can help farmers replace some equipment damaged in roof collapses, such as lights and circulation fans, with energy-efficient options which will help them save money on energy bills.

Program officials say each LED light fixture installed could save about $100 per year in energy costs.

The offer will be launched on Wednesday, March 20th, and farmers who apply for the Farm Disaster Bonus will also have access to an Energy Advisor, who can help identify efficient equipment options for each affected farm’s particular needs.

Any farmers who are interested in enrolling must meet the following qualifications:

  • Need reconstruction due to a natural disaster in 2019
  • Be a customer of one of the 107 Wisconsin utilities who participate in Focus on Energy
  • Apply for a bonus request by June 1, 2019
  • Complete any projects and submit incentive paperwork by November 30, 2019

Click here to learn more about Focus on Energy.

If you enroll in the program and are interested in doing a story on your recovery efforts, contact reporter Jessie Slater by clicking here – you could be featured in our weekly Your Green Life segment, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m on KBJR 6.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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