Energy Independent Communities

Energy Independent CommunitiesEnergy Independent Communities is a voluntary agreement between the State of Wisconsin and communities that adopt the goal of generating 25 percent of their energy from renewable energy sources locally by 2025.

There are more than 140 EI Communities in the State of Wisconsin that have signed a 25x’25 resolution. They are listed and shown on the map below.

Fifty Wisconsin communities* received grant funding in 2009 and 2010 to do sustainable energy planning for government buildings, infrastructure and fleets. The process to move towards energy independence is:

View Energy Independence plans of the pilot communities for inspiration
  • Create an energy team of local stakeholders
  • Evaluate their current energy use and sources
  • Determine energy efficiency and savings strategies
  • Determine the community potential for generating energy from renewable sources locally
  • Evaluate and select strategies to get to 25x’25
  • Develop an energy independence plan with projected savings and costs to implement.
  • Albion (T)
  • Altoona (C)*
  • Altoona School District
  • Amery (C)
  • Appleton (C)
  • Ashland (C)*
  • Ashland County*
  • Ashwaubenon (V)
  • Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Baraboo (C)
  • Baraboo School District
  • Barron County
  • Bay Area Rural Transit*
  • Bayfield (C)*
  • Bayfield (T)*
  • Bayfield County*
  • Bayside (V)
  • Berlin (C)
  • Berlin (T)
  • Berlin Area School District
  • Bloomington (V)
  • Brooklyn (T)
  • Brown County*
  • Buchanan (T)
  • Cashton (V)
  • Chetek (C)
  • Chippewa County
  • Clover (C)
  • Colfax (V)
  • Columbus (C)*
  • Cottage Grove (T)
  • Courtland (T)
  • Crawford County*
  • Dane County
  • De Pere (C)
  • Delafield (C)
  • Door County
  • Durand (C)
  • Eau Claire (C)*
  • Eau Claire County*
  • Edgerton (C)
  • Endeavor (V)
  • Evansville (C)*
  • Fairfield (T)*
  • Fennimore (C)*
  • Ferryville (V)*
  • Fitchburg (C)
  • Gays Mills (V)*
  • Green Bay (C)
  • Green Lake (C)
  • Green Lake County*
  • Green Lake Sanitary District
  • Green Lake School District*
  • Gresham (V)
  • Howard (V)
  • Hudson (C)
  • Iowa County
  • Janesville (C)
  • Jefferson (C)*
  • Kaukauna (C)*
  • Kenosha County
  • Kingston (V)
  • La Crosse (C)
  • La Crosse County
  • La Farge (V)*
  • La Pointe (T)*
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Superior Band of Chippewa
  • Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa*
  • Lancaster (C)*
  • Levis (T)
  • Lodi (C)
  • Madison (C)
  • Manitowoc (C)
  • Markesan (C)
  • Marquette (V)
  • Marshfield (C)*
  • Menasha (C)
  • Menasha (T)
  • Menomonie (C)
  • Merrill (C)
  • Middleton (C)
  • Milwaukee (C)
  • Monona (C)*
  • Muscoda (V)
  • Muskego (C)
  • Neenah (C)
  • New London (C)
  • New Richmond (C)
  • Northland College
  • Oconomowoc (C)*
  • Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
  • Osceola (V)*
  • Osceola School District*
  • Outagamie County
  • Oxford (V)
  • Pittsville (C)
  • Platteville (C)*
  • Plymouth (C)
  • Polk County*
  • Prairie du Chien (C)*
  • Princeton (C)
  • Princeton (T)
  • Princeton School District
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa*
  • Reedsburg (C)
  • Reedsburg School District
  • Rice Lake (C)
  • Richfield (V)
  • River Falls (C)
  • River Valley School District
  • Rome (T)
  • Sanborn (T)
  • Sauk City (V)
  • Sauk County
  • Seneca (T)
  • Shawano (C)
  • Shawano County*
  • Sheboygan (C)
  • Sheboygan Falls (C)
  • Shell Lake (C)
  • Shorewood (V)
  • Soldiers Grove (V)*
  • Solon Springs (V)
  • Spring Green (V)*
  • St. Croix Falls (C)
  • Stevens Point (C)
  • Stoughton (C)
  • Stratford (V)
  • Sun Prairie (C)
  • Thorp (C)
  • Two Rivers (C)
  • Vernon County*
  • Viola (V)*
  • Viroqua (C)*
  • Walworth County
  • Washburn (C)*
  • Waterloo (C)
  • Waukesha County*
  • Waunakee (C)
  • Waupun (C)
  • Wausau (C)
  • West Allis (C)
  • Westby (C)
  • Whitewater (C)*
  • Wisconsin Dells (C)
  • Wisconsin Rapids (C)
  • Yorkville (T)