top of page

Rural Re-Charge Series

Energy Monitoring Deep Dive

CLICK here for information and to SIGN UP to participate and get your Energy Monitor

Turn power into knowledge - track energy use in real time! An energy monitor is connected directly to the circuits you care about, like your furnace, A/C, refrigerator, or solar generation.

Printable Power Panel Table

Focus on Energy Rebates and Incentives

Focus on Energy's Brady Steigauf will discuss ways to save energy in your home and how Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program can help. Maybe your home could be Vernon County's next net-zero home.

You'll learn how to combine these programs with federal tax credits to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Click here for the presentation slides

Maximizing IRA Incentives

So what is the Inflation Reduction Act, and why is this such a big deal for homeowners?

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has earmarked $8.8 billion in rebates for home energy efficiency and electrification projects.

Sam will be going into detail on how households can take advantage of these rebates and save money this winter on energy costs. The average 4-person household in Vernon County is eligible for $14,000 in incentives. Sam will show you what this means for you and your household.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Sam already, her work as as advocate for the residents of La Farge, the Town of Stark and beyond are extensive. In addition to serving as board Vice-President, Sam is a member of the La Farge Community Solar Committee as well as a community group focusing on rural community resiliency in the face of climate change.

We know that navigating the energy efficiency rebates and tax credits can be very confusing, and we're here to help! Request a one-on-one coaching session by completing the energy assessment, link at the bottom of this email.

Thank you for supporting VCED's mission to provide public education to folks in Vernon County and beyond. We know this kind of educational event is a vital step in helping folks take control of their energy use and keeping energy dollars in their own bank accounts. Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who wishes to learn how to use the IRA rebates to save money on energy.

More information:

New EVs:

Used EVs:

EV tax credit checklist:

EV charger tax credit:

Clean Energy Property (solar, batteries, geothermal, etc.):

Energy Efficient Home Improvement (insulation, windows, heat pumps, etc.):

2023 Drive Electric Earth Day

This event is for everyone!

No EV? This event is for you! Come and talk to the people who have been driving EV’s for a while. Take a ride, a test drive, ask questions. Check it out!

Have an EV? Awesome! Bring your ride and share your experiences and enthusiasm with your friends and neighbors. All plugin vehicles are welcome.

Come for the B-Earthday cake! VCED is celebrating our third anniversary as an organization and will have cake to share.

If you are considering an EV we'll be able to explain everything you need to know about chargers and charging. Most of the EV owners have done cross country trips, ask them about travelling and vacationing in an EV.

DIY Home Energy Makeover

Follow Madison resident Stephen Cavill as he transforms his drafty 70 year old house into an ultra efficient and comfortable home.

Revitalizing Rural Economies with Solar

SolarShare WI Cooperative director Cory Neeley talks about rural investments in solar and how everyday people can engage in the benefits of community-owned solar.

Low Cost Ways to Save Energy

Energy efficiency expert and VCED volunteer Dave Moser will share his best tips to save $$$

The Gifts of Electrification And Decarbonization

How much $$ can you save with energy planning and electrification?

More Power Than We Imagined

VCED will release  and discuss findings and recommendations from the year-long pilot program on Vernon County energy use and habits.

bottom of page