City approves energy-efficiency program
by Chuck Clement, Staff Reporter, Madison Daily Leader
The Madison City Commission gave its okay to plans for two energy-efficiency incentive programs, one commercial and one residential that are scheduled to start on May 1.
The city's energy advisory committee with assistance from Heartland Consumers Power District has proposed that the city offer commercial and industrial customers financial assistance in upgrading their lighting systems.
If customers install new energy-efficient lighting they can apply for funding to pay for material related to the project on a 50-50 share basis with a $2,500 maximum per customer.
For residential customers, they can apply to receive a rebate for replacing an existing appliance with a new Energy Star model. The rebates would amount to $100 each for a freezer of at least 10 cubic feet and a refrigerator of at least 10 cubic feet and $50 each for washing machines and dishwashers.
The city would make the rebates available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about this program visit the City of Madison's website.