Xcel offers help to customersThe Xcel Energy Community Conservation Program is in its 11th year of helping residents and small businesses identify energy efficiency improvements.
The Xcel Energy Community Conservation Program is in its 11th year of helping residents and small businesses identify energy efficiency improvements. The program, which has been offered in several counties in northern and western Wisconsin over the decade, is focusing efforts on residential and small business customers in St. Croix. Barron and Washburn counties through Dec. 31, 2013.
Xcel Energy’s CCP is partnering with Focus on Energy to offer four new energy efficiency packages.
— The free Express Energy Efficiency Program helps homeowners in the selected counties take the first step in reducing their energy usage by having an energy professional install free energy-saving products, such as faucet aerators, compact florescent lights and low-flow showerheads at no cost to the homeowner.
—St. Croix County residential customers can also take advantage of a Home Performance with Energy Star assessment for only $45 (a $350 value).
An energy consultant will complete a thorough evaluation of the home using the blower door test, infrared scan and combustion test. The homeowner will receive a detailed report with recommendations for energy efficiency improvements.
Projects completed by the end of the year and verified in a post-performance assessment are eligible for incentives from both Xcel Energy and Focus on Energy, which can cover up to 66 percent of the equipment cost.
—A free energy savings package for small businesses in the selected counties includes installation of several energy-saving measures.
—The Gold Energy savings package for small business is also available for $129 and includes everything in the free energy savings package plus installation of other energy-saving measures, such as unlimited pipe wrap and 42-watt compact fluorescent bulbs.
Eligible small business participants can receive cash back from Focus on Energy and matching incentives from Xcel Energy for implementing energy-efficient improvements.
To learn more about the residential programs and schedule an appointment, call 1-855-533-8103. For more information about the small business options, call 1-877-229-6678.