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Incentives & Programs

MPU is excited to offer the following incentives & programs for 2017!

Appliance Recycling Program

The Appliance Recycling Program can help lower your energy use, reduce your energy bills and keep harmful materials out of landfills.  Focus on Energy offers free pickup and recycling services for refrigerators or freezers, with a $35 incentive per appliance! MPU will also offer an additional $35 incentive to MPU customers.

Interested customers should contact Focus on Energy to schedule a pick up date for qualifying appliances. Appliances must in in working order, clean, and empty, with an inside measurement of between 10 to 30 cubic feet– standard size for household refrigerators or freezers. There must be a clear and safe removal path. There is a limit of two appliances per household per calendar year.

Schedule your free pickup today by visiting or calling 800.354.1898.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The State of Wisconsin’s Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization) helps homeowners and renters reduce energy consumption while increasing the comfort of their homes and lowering utility bills. If you or your household has qualified for the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) within the past year you may also be eligible to receive Weatherization services. Weatherization services, provided at no charge for qualifying homeowners or at 20% of the cost for landlords of qualifying tenants, differ with each home depending on various factors, for example when the home was built and its condition.

Some of the Weatherization measures may include:

Insulation of attic, walls, and floors
Replacement water heater
Installation of energy efficient lighting
Reduction in air leakage
Repairs to or replacement of heating system
Replacement refrigerator and/or deep freezer
A health and safety inspection
Information about maintenance and energy conservation services

Partners for Community Development, Inc. is the agency that provides Weatherization measures for customers of Manitowoc Public Utilities. If you are interested in learning more or would like to see if you qualify for the program please contact Partners for Community Development, Inc. at 920.459.2780 or visit their website at  Links to informative brochures can be accessed below:

Brochure - Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program
Brochure - Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program - Mobile Homes
Brochure - Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program - Landlords

LED Light Bulb Rebate Program

MPU is again providing the LED Light Bulb Rebate Program to help you save energy, lower your utility bill, and protect the environment.  LED light bulbs are energy efficient!  A 9-watt LED bulb replaces a 60-watt incandescent bulb and can last up to 25 years before needing replacement.  Saving energy benefits everyone!

Click here to get more information and access the application form.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling

All compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), including ENERGY STAR® qualified bulbs, contain a small amount of mercury-about 5 milligrams (mg) per bulb. That's less than the mercury in your average watch battery, and just enough to cover the tip of a ballpoint pen. Although it's an extremely small amount of mercury, these bulbs still need to be recycled properly.  Focus on Energy has partnered with nearly 400 retailers across the state to offer CFL recycling to consumers. Simply bring in expired, unbroken CFLs to a participating retailer who will ship them to an environmental management center to be recycled in accordance with environmental regulations.  To learn more about CFL recycling and to locate a participating retailer please click here.

Energy Efficiency Shared Savings Loan Program

MPU is excited to introduce the Shared Savings Loan Program which will provide low interest rate loans to new and existing utility commercial customers for installing energy efficient electrical equipment.  Click here for more information!

Focus on Energy Programs

Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin businesses & residents to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. Its efforts help Wisconsin businesses & residents manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state's growing demand for electricity.

Renewable Choice Program

Manitowoc Public Utilities produces a majority of the electricity used in the city. We purchase the extra power we need from various sources. As a participant in the Your Renewable Choice program, you are directing Manitowoc Public Utilities to purchase the extra power we need from renewable sources only.

  • Help to speed up the process of changing over to renewable sources of electricity.
  • Invest in the future of the “green” energy industry— the more people who make Your Renewable Choice a part of their energy usage, the more power will be generated from renewable sources each month to keep up with our demand for it!

Want more info?
 Download the Brochure