Business Energy Efficiency Assistance

Western Upper Peninsula Energy Assistance Program

Energy costs can limit your business’ profitability and competitiveness. The Western Upper Peninsula Business Energy Assistance Program is conducting up to 25 commercial energy audits and assessments and will cover 75% of the cost. The program can reveal opportunities for business owners to make informed decisions with regard to investing in energy efficiency and waste reduction to improve their bottom line.

Participating businesses can choose from two different program options: a Level I energy assessment or a Level II energy audit.  The Level I assessment offers an on-site consultation with an energy services professional to identify energy waste-reduction best practices and is geared toward small businesses looking to better understand their utility bills and opportunities for improvement.  The Level II audit is a data-intense evaluation of on-site energy consumption and analysis of fuel, electricity, and water bills and usage for trend analysis and industry benchmarking. Return on investment (ROI) and payback period calculations are also provided to help businesses evaluate trade-offs of different energy efficiency investments.

Cost: Participants are responsible for 25% of the program cost. Costs for participating businesses are:

  • Level I energy assessment – $125
  • Level II energy audit – $699.

*Additional resources may be available to support the participant’s cost share.

Eligible Businesses: Commercial and industrial businesses in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw or Ontonagon Counties.

How to Participate: Contact Brad Barnett, Program Coordinator, at 906-482-7205 ext. 113 or or click on this link to start the process.