Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program

Program Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Wisconsin
Administrator Chicago Bridge & Iron
Budget Up to $8.7 million available for 2017-18 for both RECIP and Focus on Energy Renewable Rewards Program
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

Wisconsin Focus on Energy offers a competitive grant to support the deployment of large renewable energy projects. The Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP) provides incentives for cost-effective renewable energy systems installed at eligible Wisconsin organizations through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process that occurs twice per year. Grant recipients and projects must be located in a participating electric or gas utility's service territory (see here for participating utilities).

A project’s incentive amount is determined based on the estimated first year net energy production (or offset) of the system. Applicants must propose a $/kWh and/or $/Therm amount, up to $0.50/kWh and $1.00/Therm. The higher the kBTU produced or offset per dollar spent, the more cost-effective the project. 

2017 Program Year

The deadline for the current RFP period is March 24, 2017; awardees will be notified by April 26, 2017.

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