Energy saving program offers new rebates
A program that helps Wisconsin farmers save energy and money has some new incentives for farmers.
Kevin Weiler with Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program says rebates and other incentives help farms and businesses upgrade to more efficient systems, and one example is replacing older electric motors using variable frequency drives on a standard 240-volt service. “You’ll be running with a three-phase motor and the lower RPMs will also save you money on your electric bill every month.”
Weiler says upgrading the farm’s lighting is another way to save on electrical bills and get some incentive money to offset some costs. “High bay lighting for existing is ninety dollars a fixture. In 2022, we were seventy-five dollars a fixture so that incentive has increased. We also offer for new construction and existing construction.”
Weiler says farmers can get the upgrades and incentive money a number of ways. “Your electrician, your milking equipment dealer, your builder, we work with them every day. They can help and we can help.”
Weiler spoke to Brownfield at the WPS Farm Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin,