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Wisconsin Energy Innovation Summit

The Wisconsin Energy Innovation Summit brings together stakeholders of the Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation, energy professionals, and leading experts to discuss the state of the energy industry in Wisconsin and the nation. Targeted breakout sessions will address project development, funding mechanisms, effective planning, building successful partnerships, the value of reducing energy waste, and opportunities for market and workforce development in Wisconsin's energy industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the OEI and other experts on how to develop effective energy programs that strengthen the economy and secure Wisconsin's energy future.

Pre-Summit roundtables on Day 1 will provide targeted discussions on building and strengthening the geothermal and biogas markets in Wisconsin. Roundtable participants will have the opportunity to attend site visits to nearby facilities with successful installations.

Click here to view full two-day agenda

Lunch Address

Energy Stewardship Gundersen Health System’s Approach

Jeff Rich, Executive Director, Envision, Gundersen Health System 

Breakout Sessions 

Project Development -  Financing And Technical Assistance
Data Driven Leadership
The Power Of Planning -  Goal Setting, Policy Development And Energy Security
Energy Means Business - Market And Workforce Development

Event Details

May 23 - 24, 2018

Best Western Premier Park Hotel
22 S Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703


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Biogas Roundtable

Biogas Roundtable site visit - Dane County Landfill

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Geothermal in Wisconsin – What Is It & Why Quality Matters? - Bruce Walker, President, Wisconsin Geothermal Association               

Why Choose Geothermal?  What’s Old Is New…. - Jeff Beiriger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Geothermal Association

The Challenges of Selling Geothermal - Brian Urlaub, Director of Geothermal Operations, MEP Associates

Federal Tax Credits and State Initiatives - Ryan Dougherty , Chief Operating Officer, Geothermal Exchange Organization

Geothermal Industry Innovations - Scott Niesen, WaterFurnace International

ASHRAE Study & Other Studies of Note - Ryan Dougherty, Chief Operating Officer, Geothermal Exchange Organization

The EPIC Example - Jim Tinjum, Associate Professor and Director of Distance Graduate Credit Programming, UW Madison

Geothermal Roundtable Site Visit - Seventhwave


Photo credit: Nels Akerlund Photography

To learn more about Seventhwave's LEED Platinum building, visit this link.

The Wisconsin Energy Innovation Summit is sponsored in part by

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