Committees and Working Groups
We drive the growth of our Member organizations through our extensive market and industry research, industry roadmaps and industry promotional activities. Our proactive collaborative activities provide a deep understanding of markets, market development strategies and a fertile ground and ecosystem for both entrepreneurial and intrapreneuarial development activities.
Industrial Energy Efficiency
Purpose: The Industrial Energy Efficiency Energy Group was formed to discover the barriers to Energy Efficiency Implementation and to create awareness among stakeholders to reduce those barriers to create a more efficient regional economy. The goal of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Working Group's goal is to make the business case for energy efficiency.
Construction & Engineering
Purpose: The purpose of the M-WERC Construction and Engineering working group is to bring together M-WERC members involved directly in engineering and construction activities for collaboration on topics of common interest to these members. By establishing the working group, M-WERC will help advance the market and industry development of construction and engineering. This working group will also be an important contributer for the Better Buildings Challenge (BBC), the commercial building energy efficiency project made possible by an award from the U.S. Department of Energy to the City of Milwaukee.
Smart Cities Technologies
Purpose: The purpose of the M-WERC Smart Cities Technologies working group is to bring together M-WERC members and other service and technology providers from around the region and country to enable to growth of smart cities technologies in the City of Milwaukee in 2017, and then to expand to other cities in the M-WERC footprint at some point in 2018.
Distributed Energy/Energy Storage
Purpose: The purpose of the M-WERC Distributed Energy and Energy Storage Working Group is to expand and focus the market and industry development efforts of M-WERC members and partners in the interrelated fields of Distributed Energy Resources and Systems (DERS) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS).
As two very critical and high-potential technology growth sectors in the energy, power, and controls (EPC) sectors, M-WERC members and partners who are actively engaged in these areas will be provided a forum to collaborate, advance, and track activities in the industry in these technology areas. M-WERC members will be able to proactively advance the market and industry development for DERS and ESS, leverage M-WERC industry roadmaps, and influence new opportunities in both Technology Innovation and Market and Industry Expansion areas.
Energy Water Nexus
Purpose: The purpose of the M-WERC Energy Water Nexus (EWN) Working Group (WG) is to bring together M-WERC members involved directly in the energy and water related fields for collaboration on suggested topics from the Roadmap and of common interest to these members. By establishing the working group, M-WERC will help advance the market and industry development of the new EWN industry.
Public Policy Committee
Purpose: The purpose of the M-WERC Public Policy Committee is to carry out one of M-WERC’s primary areas: Support of policy in the energy, power, and controls industries.
The Committee focuses on the identification, education, and dissemination of information related to local, state, regional and federal policy issues that impact the energy, power, and controls industries and are of potential interest to M-WERC member companies. Currently, in addition to federal law/policy, the Committee is focusing on regulatory issues and policies in the following states: Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota as well as other selected states that have adopted innovative energy policies. The Committee does not promote, lobby for, or advocate for any given issue, but instead focuses on education and awareness. The Committee is made up of representatives from M-WERC member companies and is supported and facilitated by M-WERC Staff.