Midwest Energy Research Consortium

Our Vision is to make the Midwest Region the Leader in Energy, Power & Control

The Midwest Energy Research Consortium is focused on the growth and economic competitiveness of the Energy, Power & Control Industry cluster across the Midwest Region; consisting of the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

M-WERC will help drive the Midwest Region and the United States to be energy independent based on usage of innovative solutions tied to energy related activities such as; generation, transmission, distribution, storage, automation, power conversion and energy efficiency / conservation.

M-WERC is actively expanding beyond Wisconsin by adding companies and expanding partnering activities in the other states within the Midwest Region that complement the academic and industry capabilities of our membership. Industry participants who share our goals and passion for growing the EPC industry should join us in contributing to the creation of a new and better energy future for our region and our country.

A Unique Approach

  • We combine Industry and the power of leading Midwest Engineering Research Universities and Technical Colleges to provide cutting-edge consulting, research, workforce development and industry expansion.
  • We harness our leading University and Technical College resources to support our member companies, develop new companies and expand the Midwest Region's Energy, Power and Control (EPC) Industry.

We Are Working on the Future of Energy, Power & Control

The EPC Industry Cluster

The Energy, Power and Control Industry Cluster is comprised of all the industry participants that create and provide technology, components, products, systems, solutions or services tied to serving major energy, power and control segments. 

Research and Technology Focus

  • Distributed Energy Resources & Systems
  • Building Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Storage
  • Biofuels
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy-Water Nexus

What's New @MWERC

Focus Areas

Market Roadmaps

WERCBench Labs

Technology Innovation

Featured Member of M-WERC

Johnson Controls has been a longtime supporter of the tenants of M-WERC. Headquartered in nearby Glendale, Wisconsin, this fortune 500 Company employs nearly 170,000 people worldwide in more than 1,300 offices.

Most in line with the work done by M-WERC, the Building Efficiency unit of Johnson Controls works tirelessly to ensure that their customers are fully supported throughout the life cycle of a building project. This unit operates out of nearly 500 branch offices in more than 150 countries.

Whether it is ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, or security systems, Johnson Control’s Building Efficiency unit caters to the needs of more than a million customers who rely on them to increase energy efficiency and lower their operating costs.

With more than $10.5 billion in sales in 2015, the number of projects that they have been involved in is quite staggering. A noticeable example from last year included cooling the 64.5 million square foot, Shadadiyah Campus of Kuwait University with centrifugal chillers, supporting the world’s most energy-efficient campus.

M-WERC is glad to work with such a worldwide innovator and look forward to continuing a relationship that fosters growth in the energy, power, and controls community for years to come.

Leading EPC Organizations Support M-WERC


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