Friday, September 07, 2007A letter to the editor of The Capital Times from PSC Chair Dan Ebert:
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Public Service Commission, I would like to extend our well wishes to those affected by the recent flooding in the state. Home and business owners are now facing what must seem to be an insurmountable hurdle as they look to rebuild their lives.
One state program that may be valuable at this difficult moment is Focus on Energy.
The state's energy efficiency and renewable energy initiative works with Wisconsinites in areas such as home or business energy audits, home evaluations, and design and construction consultation.
Additionally, incentive and rebate programs are available to aid with energy savings and the purchase of energy-efficient equipment, including furnaces, water heaters and clothes washers, which are items often ruined during basement flooding.
Though saving energy is certainly not top-of-mind as communities begin to rebuild from the floods, it is something to consider as cleanup ends and replacement of equipment and reconstruction of homes and businesses begins. By inquiring about residential, renewable and business offerings, people who have had the misfortune of flood damage may find savings on their future energy costs.
Help is available by contacting Focus on Energy at 800-762-7077, and more information about its programs is available on its Web site, www.focusonenergy.com.
Dan Ebert, chairperson, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin