Madison Office Opening

We’re excited to announce an expanded presence with a new M-WERC office at the Grainger Institute for Engineering on the UW-Madison campus.

The office will be staffed by Bruce Beihoff, M-WERC Director of Technology Innovation and Dan Ebert – who joins the M-WERC team as the Managing Director of the Madison office. 

Beihoff has more than 35 years of engineering and research experience including being names on 44 patents. His experience at the university level and in the private sector has also lead to and several technical achievements and innovation awards.

Ebert, operates a consulting firm based in Madison and brings more than 25 years of experience in utility, management and regulatory and policy development. He helps clients navigate the dramatically changing energy landscape in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

“We’re excited about the addition of Dan to our team,” said M-WERC CEO and Executive Director Alan Perlstein. “We look forward to his role supporting our regional expansion, connecting with energy power and control companies in the Madison area and around the Midwest and helping strengthen our partnership with two key M-WERC partners in research activities — UW-Madison and the Grainger Institute.”

Ebert’s experience includes time as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and External Relations for WPPI Energy. He was responsible for managing oversight of regional energy markets, legislative and regulatory relations in the Midwest and nationally, and corporate communications for the Sun Prairie based electric utility serving 51 municipal members in three states.

From 2003-2008 he served on Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) — serving as Chairman of the agency from 2005-2008. The PSC is the independent regulatory agency responsible for the regulation of Wisconsin utilities.

Prior to that, during a 15-year career in Washington D.C., Ebert served in a number of public and private sector policy roles, including both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, ultimately serving as the Legislative Director for Senator Maria Cantwell.

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