WPPI Energy Announces Grant Opportunities for Net Zero Energy Homes

Homeowners and builders in 51 public power communities, including those covered by Algoma Utilities & Sturgeon Bay Utilities, now have the opportunity to apply for funding to help build or renovate a home with net zero energy use.

Nonprofit power supplier WPPI Energy’s GreenMax Home initiative provides grant funding to cover part of the incremental costs to build or remodel a conventional Upper Midwest home to achieve net zero energy use. Incremental costs eligible for GreenMax Home funding include the design elements and technologies directly related to reducing energy use or producing energy through renewable resources.

“Helping customers save energy is the most important thing we can do to keep customer bills down, protect the environment, and defer the need for new power plants,” said Senior Vice President of Customer Services and Administration Tom Paque. “The GreenMax Home initiative demonstrates both state of the art technologies and common practices that anyone can use to save energy at home.”

Proposals for the GreenMax Home initiative are due by 4 pm on Feb. 26, 2010. For more information, visit or contact WPPI Energy Program Coordinator Kurt Pulvermacher at [email protected].