April Meeting - Sustainability w/Focus on Energy

When:  Apr 13, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Winnebagoland Chapter
Meeting Information

This will be a virtual meeting ONLY.
Registration and Log-in Instructions to come.

Session Summary

How to Save the Environment… and Some Money, Through Sustainability Efforts

Presented by Joe Kottwitz, Energy Advisor – Agriculture, Schools & Government Programs, Frank Barth, Stakeholder Manager, Nancy Alberte, Energy Advisor -  Residential Trade Ally Solutions Heating & Cooling and Renewable Offerings, and Richard Feustel, Energy Advisor – Large Energy Users from Focus on Energy

The formal definition of sustainability is the ability to exist constantly. Focus on Energy will discuss resources they have to provide companies and residential customers cost-effective energy efficiency programs. Come learn what companies are doing to reduce energy consumption as well as some success stories!

Focus on Energy empowers the people and businesses of Wisconsin to make smart energy decisions with enduring economic benefits. They work with 107 of Wisconsin’s electric and natural gas utilities to benefit all Wisconsinites by implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Since 2011 Focus on Energy has delivered more than $1 billion worth of net economic benefits to Wisconsin.

• In 2018, 113,600 homeowners and 5,100 businesses participated in Focus on Energy programs.
• The 721 million kilowatt hours and 20.7 million therms saved by Focus on Energy in 2016 could power nearly 69,000 homes for one year.
• Every $1 invested in Focus on Energy projects gives $5.93 in benefits back to the state.

About our Speakers

Joe Kottwitz 
Joe is an Energy Advisor for Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Program, serving customers in northeastern Wisconsin. He has worked with Focus on Energy since 2011, providing customer service and financial incentives to agriculture, school and government organizations. Prior to joining Focus on Energy, he was an Energy Manager for Portage County and the City of Stevens Point. Joe holds a degree in Natural Resource Management from UW-Stevens Point. He is a professional Certified Energy Manager registered with the Association of Energy Engineers.

Frank Barth
Frank has served as Stakeholder Manager with the statewide Focus on Energy program since May of 2018. Frank works closely with Wisconsin’s participating Municipal Utilities and Electric Cooperatives on collaboration efforts to help educate residents and businesses about available Focus programs and resources. Previously, he spent nine years as an Energy Services Representative for WPPI Energy and has more than twenty years of experience in industrial account management and customer service. Frank holds a BA in Business Administration from UW-Milwaukee as well as Association of Energy Engineers CEM and Key Account Management certificates.

Nancy Alberte
Nancy Alberte has been with the Focus on Energy Program for 8 years. She is an Energy Advisor for the Residential Trade Ally Solutions Heating & Cooling and the Renewable Offerings. Nancy enjoys working with contractors and customers to help them understand the opportunities that the Focus on Energy Program has to offer.

Richard Feustel
Richard works closely with industrial, health care, and other large companies to help them reduce their energy spend. Prior to joining Focus on Energy, he had been an Energy Manager and Engineer with 25 years of experience in energy strategies and engineering operations. He initiated, developed and led the energy departments for both Mercury Marine and Briggs & Stratton. Richard was recognized as the 2011 International Energy Manager of the Year and the 2013 Renewable Energy Innovator of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers. He is also the current Vice President of the Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers.


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