The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is pleased to continue expanding its scope by welcoming seven 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 Advanced Ionics, Argonne National Laboratory, ClearFlame Engines, Cyber Powered Home, Deeplight Systems, Premise Inc., and Radiant Panel Technologies.
This fall, M-WERC announced its first partnership, with Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems (GRAPES), another consortium in the Power and Controls arena. GRAPES’ mission is to accelerate the adoption and insertion of power electronics into the electric grid in order to improve system stability, flexibility, robustness, and economy.
M-WERC and our research members have moved forward this fall on two of our three research pipelines, the Advanced Manufacturing and Material Systems - Advanced Die-Casting Initiative (ADI) and Extreme Power Conversion. Both Phase 2 of the ADI and Phase 1 of the Extreme Power Conversion Research pipelines will move forward in the next 60 days.
M-WERC celebrated the grand opening of the new second-floor home for its operations earlier this fall in the M-WERC Energy Innovation Center at 4201 North 27th Street in Milwaukee. Advanced Ionics and Present Power Systems – two of the seven startups that participated in the fourth cohort of the WERCBench Labs accelerator program – are calling the new space “home.”
M-WERC’s working groups play an essential role in our approach to drive leading-edge research and technology development, resulting in innovative products, market leadership, employment opportunities, and vibrant technology transfer. Let’s review what our working groups have been up to this fall.
The Midwest Research Energy Consortium (M-WERC) is proud to host its third annual Microgrids Conference this Wednesday at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, home to a recently installed microgrid by M-WERC member Faith Technologies. The M-WERC conference will explore topics across the Microgrids field focusing on “Why, How, and What” – key questions that need to be asked when considering the implementation of a microgrid project.
With an emphasis on growing the industries in the Energy, Power, and Controls sector, M-WERC hosted its end-of-the Fiscal Year member meeting in September. Members met throughout the afternoon focusing on economic development, supply chain, and workforce development aspects to grow the sector.
Officials from the Wisconsin’s Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the city of Milwaukee, and UW-Milwaukee all participated in the Midwest Energy Research Consortium’s (M-WERC) open house to celebrate the expansion of the M-WERC Energy Innovation Center. More than 150 participants toured the new space and learned more about M-WERC's strategic initiatives.
M-WERC was pleased to announce that seven startups have been selected to participate in the fourth annual WERCBench Labs accelerator program. Businesses selected for this year’s program include several startups from Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Illinois.
Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC), the Milwaukee-based organization promoting research and innovation in energy power and controls in the Midwest, has announced the companies that will be participating in its WERCBench Labs accelerator. The fall class, which will be housed in M-WERC’s new Energy Innovation Center at 4201 N. 27th St., will be led by Jacquin Davidson, CEO of Davidson Associates and managing director of WERCBench Labs, and M-WERC chief operating officer Jeff Anthony.
Officials from the Wisconsin’s Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the city of Milwaukee and UW-Milwaukee all participated in the Midwest Energy Research Consortium’s (M-WERC) event to celebrate the expansion of the M-WERC Energy Innovation Center. More than 150 participants toured the new space and learned more about M-WERC's strategic initiatives.
The Distributed Energy/Energy Storage Working Group is planning M-WERC’s second annual Microgrids Technical Conference which is Wednesday, Oct. 24. This technical conference will be held at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Center in Appleton, Wis., the site of a recently installed microgrid by M-WERC member Faith Technologies.
Economic development growth can occur in a variety of ways. One is to leverage supply chains, particularly in growth markets. That is exactly what is happening in Wisconsin in the energy, power and controls (EPC) industries through a unique partnership. New North Inc., the regional economic-development organization for the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin, has come together with M-WERC, the Midwest Energy Research Consortium, to facilitate go-to-market strategies.
Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) Executive Director and CEO Alan Perlstein traveled to Washington this week with more than 100 Wisconsin business leaders visiting the capital for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Area Chamber’s (MMAC) annual Milwaukee Night in Washington, D.C.