In front of a sold-out crowd during the second day of the Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum in Milwaukee, the Midwest Energy Research Consortium’s Distributed Energy/ Energy Storage working group introduced a White Paper looking at the market potential of Distributed Energy (DE), Energy Storage (ES), and Microgrids (MG) and the policy implications for each.
The Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum hosted by the Midwest Energy Research Consortium and Smart Grid Observer kicked off this morning. The sold-out conference is examining the latest and most promising advances in grid-level and on-site storage, business models for various deployment scenarios, and success strategies for stakeholders across the energy spectrum.
The Midwest Energy Research Consortium is pleased to expand its scope by welcoming eight new members to its Energy, Policy, and Controls association. M-WERC continues to rapidly expand its charter, membership, and geographic scope with the addition of Clarke Energy, Faith Technologies, GDS Associates, Generac Power Systems, Gross Automation, Madison Area Technical College, Schneider Electric, and WPPI Energy.
One of the benefits of being an M-WERC member is the networking opportunities available for you to meet and visit with colleagues in the field. Last month, dozens of regional employers gathered for the Midwest Energy Research Consortium’s (M-WERC) Energy Efficiency Conference.
M-WERC punctuated Year Four of the program earlier this month with a “Pitch Night” event for members, stakeholders, and investors. Seven businesses in the WERCBench Labs Program pitched their companies to investors and companies in the industry. Investors from around the region and companies in the Energy, Power, and Controls sector attended the event.
The Century City Microgrid (CCMG) Project is a self-contained microgrid pilot project that will be powered by combined heat and power, natural gas generation, solar PV systems, energy storage systems and other source of distribute energy generation, designed to demonstrate the design and operation of a multi-phase, multi-loop microgrid system.
Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) has something interesting to share with researchers, engineers, and academics. If you have research and perspectives on opportunities for water and energy savings in the manufacturing process or know of someone who does – keep reading.
The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is proud to announce WERCBench Labs Pitch Night on Tuesday, May 1 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the M-WERC Energy Innovation Center located at 4201 N. 27th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Headquartered in Menasha, Wis., Faith Technologies, Inc. is an employee-owned, full-service electrical, engineering, and technology systems contractor with 20 locations operating in nine states. With more than 2,500 employees, they are one of the largest, privately-held electrical contractors in the United States. Faith Technologies has expanded into numerous markets around the United States.
M-WERC’s Energy Innovation Center is being developed in in 2018 with a series of new buildout activities, new capabilities, and new tenants. M-WERC recently hired Vito Gervasi as our Lab Supervisor for the Energy Innovation Center in December and he is helping to coordinate the development of the facility, starting with the second floor this year.
The WERCBench Lab Advanced Innovation Program (AIP) has begun and we are excited about this session's participants. There are seven businesses in the program for this eight-week session and they represent energy, power, and control startups from the Midwest area.
The M-WERC EWN WG has had a very productive first quarter. During our February meeting we finalized our efforts to identify the top priority, most impactful, IEE enabling technologies for small and medium manufacturing.
Just prior to our member meeting in Madison last week, a report was released on the potential for significant jobs growth in the energy sector, specifically in the sensors and controls section for advanced energy. M-WERC was a contributor to the report and we see our member companies well-positioned to lead industry expansion.
As we head into 2018 we’re excited to build on what proved to be an aggressive programing schedule for members this past year. As we look forward we’re committed to planning our events farther in advance so that we can arrange for speakers and topic much earlier and so that you our members can get these on your calendar for the entire year.
As we begin 2018, we want to share some of the new aspects of M-WERC activities with you in this newsletter. First, we kicked off the new year with our first event of the year, a special event on Grid Modernization. This is a hot issue in the electric industry, and a topic getting more attention in Wisconsin, being led in part by PSCW Chairperson Ellen Nowak, who was our keynote speaker last week at our event in Madison, WI.
WERCBench Labs is now accepting applications for the third year of our Advanced Innovation Program (AIP). This is the follow-on program to the Early-Stage Start-Up program that just completed its third year.