Wisconsin State Energy Office


2015 Wisconsin Biogas Conference

November 12, 2015 - Appleton, WI

Click here for the Agenda and here for presentations and other information from the conference. The annual Wisconsin Biogas Conference is an opportunity for the movers and shakers of Wisconsin's biogas industry to meet with biogas system operators, developers, and engineers to discuss the state of play of the state's biogas industry.

Clean Energy Planning and Implementation Grants for Local and Tribal Governments- Request for Proposals Issued

The State Energy Office (now housed at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) October 28th. This RFP encourages clean energy planning and implementation amongst local and tribal governments. Municipal entities without a documented plan (including baseline of energy use and building inventory at a minimum) will only be considered for planning grants. Energy Independent Communities, DNR Green Tier Legacy Communities, and members of the Midwest Tribal Energy Resource Association are encouraged to apply. Applications are due November 18, 2015 by 5 pm CDT.

Click here for the Request for Proposals (now with fillable form fields)

Contact Megan.Levy@Wisconsin.gov with any questions.

Wisconsin Refuels with Wood Energy Webinar Series

The State Energy Office, in partnership with the Statewide Wood Energy Team (SWET), will host a webinar series that will provide information related to using wood energy as an alternative to LP gas, fuel oil or electricity for heating and process heat.   Discussion topics will include:

  • How Wood Energy Compares to Fossil Fuels;
  • Wood Fuel Types & Combustion
  • Economics & Case Studies of Wood Combustion Systems;
  • Feasibility Assessment Tools;
  • Financing Options;
  • Wood Fuel Supply & Distribution; and
  • Cluster Development & District Heating.

To view past webinar presentations, go to http://www.wisconsinwoodenergy.org/wood-energy-webinar-series.html

Vernon Electric Cooperative Brings Community Solar to Western Wisconsin 

The members of Vernon Electric Cooperative (VEC) are reaping the benefit of solar power, without having to purchase, install or maintain solar panels on their roofs through Wisconsin’s first fully energized community solar farm.


Located just outside the administrative offices of VEC, the 1,001 panel installation, with a 305 KW capacity, sparkles in the sunlight amidst green grass, blue skies and yellow dandelions. Nearby over the next hill, is another solar installation–this one with a 517 KW capacity—installed by Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC), the generation utility for many of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives.Read more here ...


Gundersen Health System's Educational Programs


Gundersen Health System, a previous WI SEO grant recipient, is providing leadership for the healthcare industry to demonstrate that "green" is a healthy, socially responsible and economically beneficial strategy. Having nearly reached its goal of meeting 100 percent of its energy needs in 2014 through the utilization of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, Gundersen Health system intends to share some of what it has learned throughout this journey in upcoming educational programs. To view these programs click here.

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 AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report for Wisconsin

The AAA's Fuel Gauge Report is updated daily and is the mostcomprehensive retail gasoline survey available.  Click here to view today's prices.




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