Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program Application is now Available!
The Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program application is now available! The program's primary goals are to help Wisconsin motor carriers reduce air pollution emissions and to reduce fuel consumption. Applications will be accepted beginning July 17, 2015 and end September 11, 2015 (by 4:00 p.m. CST).
Reimbursements will remain at up to 50% of the cost of the base unit and installation of idling reduction technology. Awards are chosen using a computer-based randomized lottery system. To find more information go to our Fuels & Vehicles page or contact Jean Beckwith at Jean.Beckwith@wisconsin.gov for more information.
State to Assist Petroleum Marketers in Disaster Preparedness
Awards to be Made in August 2015
Madison, WI—Two state agencies recently announced an initiative to ensure petroleum supplies are available in the
event of severe natural disasters. The Wisconsin Emergency Management Division and the Department of Administration will provide assistance to petroleum marketers and municipal and county fleet operations in small wiring projects that enable the facility to accept a generator in an emergency.
Awards will be made in August 2015 due to administrative changes to the State Energy Office.
Check our updated FAQs section for new information.
For more information contact:
Megan Levy-Local Energy Program Director
WI State Energy Office
New Natural Gas Pipeline to Serve Customers Along Route Extending from New Lisbon to Oakdale
Residents and business owners in Oakdale will soon have access to safe and reliable natural gas service. Alliant Energy will begin installing the natural gas pipeline between New Lisbon and Oakdale the week of March 16. The project will include installation of approximately 15 miles of an eight-inch steel natural gas pipe starting in New Lisbon. The pipeline will route through Camp Douglas and end at the intersection of Horizon Avenue and CTH N southwest of Oakdale. Approximately 35 to 45 workers will be on site and Alliant Energy expects the project to be completed by the end of August 2015.
Weekly project updates will be available by calling 608-372-0320. Anyone interested in receiving natural gas service along the route after construction is completed should call the natural gas conversion hotline at 1-888-255-4254 for more information.
Alliant Energy Press Release
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;
Wood Fuel Supply & Distribution; and
Cluster Development & District Heating.
To view past webinar presentations please follow this link: http://www.wisconsinwoodenergy.org/learning.html
On-line Registration (pre-registration required): www.planetReg.com/E1141113318432
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.
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.