U.S. Virgin Islands - USVI WISE Program

May 16, 2013


 The Virgin Islands Energy Office has launched the USVI WISE grant program to assist small business owners in making their commercial property more energy efficient. To be eligible for the grant funds, commercial buildings must be located in the US Virgin Islands, use 30,000 kWh or less per month, and be able to pay for 60% of the project cost or the energy assessment cost if not committed to a project within 30 days of the assessment.

Additionally, the building must document a reduction of their energy consumption by at least 15% based on a comprehensive energy assessment as well as continue to monitor reduction for 12 months post the efficiency retrofit. Renewable energy systems are eligible for the USVI WISE grant program, but only after the required 15% energy savings has been met through energy conservation measures.

 More information on the USVI WISE program can be found in the program brochure.

This program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings Program. The DOE has awarded over $500 million in federal funds to more than 40 states, local governments, and organizations to administer local programs targeting a variety of building types. Combined, these local programs are expected to improve the efficiency of more than 170,000 buildings through 2013 and save up to $65 million in energy costs annually.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Virgin Islands
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://www.vienergy.org/index.html
Administrator: Virgin Islands Energy Office
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Siding
  • Roofs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Wind (Small)
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Reflective Roofs
Incentive Amount: 40% of project cost
Maximum Incentive: $80,000
Installation Requirements: Quality Electric Supply, Inc. is the approved contractor for the program


Name: Nora Barger
Address: 4101 Mars Hill
St. Croix VI 00840
Phone: (855) 561-5757
Email: nbarger@cleanenergysol.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.