Support renewable energy for $1.65 a month

When you enroll in Second Nature, you support locally generated solar and wind energy. Choose an amount equal to 25%, 50% or 100% of your monthly electric usage.

Second Nature is the easy way for you to make a positive impact on the environment without buying expensive equipment.

Visit to determine your monthly contribution or to enroll. You can also enroll in My Account at

*Enrollment for the average residential usage of 664 kWh per month at the 25% contribution level.

Annual statement of the low-income public benefits programs

Your electric bill includes a monthly fee for the Public Benefits Fund, which was established to help reduce energy use in Wisconsin. This fee appeared on your electric bill as a “low income assistance fee.” During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018, Alliant Energy provided a total of $16,322,746 from residential and non-residential customers in support of Public Benefits programs.

Home Energy Plus Programs helped families and individuals with limited incomes throughout the state of Wisconsin. Managed by the Department of Administration, the programs were delivered to eligible households through county human and social services agencies, community action agencies, tribal governments and other nonprofit organizations. The ultimate goal of all low-income energy programs was to improve the household’s energy self-sufficiency; that is, to provide services that help households meet their energy costs on an ongoing basis without sacrificing other necessities.

Assistance with electric bills 

Electric Assistance is a one-time benefit payment made during the heating season (October 1 through May 15) to eligible households and is intended to pay a portion of a household’s electric costs. The amount of the benefit is dependent on the household income, household size and electric costs incurred by the household. In most cases, the benefit payment is paid directly to the household energy supplier.

Crisis assistance 

Crisis assistance was available to eligible state residents who were subject to a disconnection of their utility service or who were experiencing an emergency situation. Crisis assistance provided both emergency services and proactive services. Emergency services helped during the heating season by making payments toward an electric bill, providing furnace repair/replacement or taking other actions that helped in a heating emergency. 
Weatherization services 

Weatherization services helped reduce home energy costs by reducing home energy consumption. This made homes more comfortable – warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The reduction in consumption reduced the customer costs and overall consumption, which benefited all customers. Common weatherization services included attic and side-wall insulation, reducing air leakage into and out of the home, heating system repair or replacement, refrigerator and freezer replacement, energy-efficient lightbulbs and water-saving measures. 

Are you eligible for energy assistance?

For more information on eligibility and how to apply for the Home Energy Plus Programs, please contact 1-866-432-8947 (1-866-HEATWIS) or visit the Home Energy Plus website at

Recycle appliances and save

Refrigerator recycle

If you have old, working refrigerators or freezers, now is the time to recycle them. 

Recycling appliances can save up to $115 per year on your energy bill. It can even help preserve our planet by reducing carbon dioxide and landfill waste. 

Our partner Focus on Energy handles appliance recycling for us. They also offer free energy-saving products, lighting discounts and smart thermostat discounts. See more at