Education Opportunities

Upcoming Events

EPRI: Electrification 2018: International Conference & Expo

August 20, 2018 to August 23, 2018

This is the inaugural international conference on electrification, a crucial field for a developing, sustainable grid. Attendees will explore the critical issues, quantifiable benefits, and opportunities of electrification with industry experts. They will learn about the best practices for implementing efficient and cost-effective programs and the capabilities and potential of today’s electric technologies, understand the disruptive benefits and impacts of emerging electric technologies, and discuss key policy, regulatory, and environmental issues.

Seventhwave Webinar: IECC 2015: Wisconsin’s New Energy Code for HVAC Systems

August 22, 2018
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Participants will learn about how the new IECC energy code adopted for Wisconsin impacts HVAC systems, including changes to equipment efficiency ratings, economizer rules, and compression staging. How the changes can be beneficial to commercial building owners will be discussed as well. CEU credit-eligible.

Cool Choices: Sustainable Communities Webinar Series

August 30, 2018 to October 11, 2018
12 pm

Cool Choices offers a free Sustainable Communities webinar series, which aims to increase the capacity of local leaders to engage and inspire climate action in their communities. Participants will learn about successful community sustainability programs, public promotion of sustainable practices, choice architecture, and other behavioral science best practices behind local strategies.

  • August 30, 2018, 12 pm, Envisioning What’s Possible

  • September 13, 2018, 12 pm, Accelerating Sustainable Practices

  • September 27, 2018, 12 pm, Empowering Green Choices

  • October 11, 2018, 12 pm, Building Enthusiasm for Sustainability

Solar Power International

September 24, 2018 to September 27, 2018

Solar Power International draws over 20,000 professionals in solar energy and related fields, including more than 1,000 international attendees. Over 750 companies representing the entire solar industry spectrum will exhibit at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

M-WERC Meeting

September 27, 2018

The next M-WERC Member Meeting will focus on the Energy, Power, and Controls sector in terms of economic, supply chain, and workforce development.

Ride with RENEW: Solar Bike Tour

September 29, 2018

Spend a day visiting renewable energy installations by Riding with RENEW - a bike tour of renewable energy projects in Milwaukee, WI.

MREA: Wisconsin Solar Tour

October 06, 2018

Join people across Wisconsin on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a state-wide Solar Tour. Homes and businesses throughout Wisconsin will open their doors to demonstrate and share strategies for energy-efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable living.

M-WERC: 3rd Annual Microgrids Conference

October 24, 2018

This technical conference will explore the drivers and benefits of microgrids, as well as the design and technologies of microgrid projects. The event will be held at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Center to feature and tour their innovative microgrid project.

ACEEE: 2018 National Convening on Utilities and Electric Vehicles

November 14, 2018

ACEEE is hosting a one-day convening focused on helping utilities develop EV policies and practices. This event will focus on electric vehicles, grid integration strategies, and changing utility business models. Utilities will learn how to broaden support for EVs from a full range of stakeholders by maximizing the economic, environmental, consumer, and other societal benefits of EVs.

Energy Storage Summit 2018

December 12, 2018 to December 13, 2018

The U.S. Energy Storage Summit will bring together utilities, financiers, regulators, technology innovators, and storage practitioners for two full days of data-intensive presentations, analyst-led panel sessions with industry leaders, and high-level networking. Day 1 will provide an overview of the current energy storage market on both sides of the meter, examining utility strategies, policies, and market designs. Day 2 will provide a closer look at emerging technologies, business models, and financing strategies.

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EUCI: Smart Cities 2018 Conference

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Tuesday, August 14, 2018

This conference will feature best practices, lessons learned, and ideas that are being implemented globally when it comes to creating a smart city infrastructure that not only can be implemented today, but that can be sustainable for the future.

ACEEE: 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Sunday, August 12, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018

Attendees will discuss technologies, strategies, and programs for reducing energy use and addressing climate impacts. Presentation topics include net zero energy buildings, utility of the future, smart grid, resilient communities, electrification, energy equity, smart program design, behavioral approaches, and government policies. Early registration through July 31.

Seventhwave Webinar: Understanding and Managing Power Quality Issues with LED Lighting

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Participants will learn to avoid LED lighting pitfalls before purchasing and installing LED systems. Several current government and industry standards that guide purchasers to avoid issues with LED lighting systems will be addressed. CEU credit-eligible.

ASES: Solar 2018: Pathways to the Renewable Energy Transformation

Sunday, August 5, 2018 to Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The American Solar Energy Society National Solar Conference and Expo will focus on maximizing renewable energy, and forging pathways for communities in every state to follow to achieve renewables-driven electrification, climate resilience, and clean-energy driven opportunities for all. Participants will be encouraged to hear the facts and weigh the controversies; share research and experience; and consider how supporters of high-renewables goals nationwide can work together to address the challenges and speed progress toward full reliance on sustainable, renewable energy. Topics will include:

  • Broadening access to renewables to give everyone a choice
  • Promoting clean electrification—a dramatic shift in household, business and transportation sectors
  • Working toward energy resilience and recovery from accelerating climate emergencies

Seventhwave: Electric Vehicles: Get On the Fuel Efficiency Fast Track

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Participants will learn about the latest electric vehicle technologies and how to implement them. Topics include battery systems and workplace charging stations. Industry presenters will discuss resources to help with purchasing decisions as well as infrastructure initiatives in the Midwest that support electric vehicles. Participants can test-drive electric vehicles in the afternoon session.

Seventhwave: Electric Vehicles: Get On the Fuel Efficiency Fast Track

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Participants will learn about the latest electric vehicle technologies and how to implement them. Topics include battery systems and workplace charging stations. Industry presenters will discuss resources to help with purchasing decisions as well as infrastructure initiatives in the Midwest that support electric vehicles. Participants can test-drive electric vehicles in the afternoon session.

MREA Course: PV Exam Prep

Friday, July 27, 2018

This six-hour course has been created for those ready to take the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, or any entry-level exam in photovoltaics. We'll discuss test-taking strategies, review the logistics of NABCEP exams, and use practice questions to prepare you for test day.

ACEEE Webinar: How Cities Can Support the Energy Efficiency Workforce

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) webinar will discuss their recently released report, Through the Local Government Lens: Developing the Energy Efficiency Workforce. It will showcase cities’ and stakeholders efforts to grow a diverse and robust workforce equitably by offering training programs and coordinating with community colleges, utilities, industry, as well as other key stakeholders. Programs from Boston, New Orleans and Los Angeles will be featured.

MREA Course: PV System Design

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018

This two-day course uses a series of presentations, resources, design examples, calculators, tools, and demonstrations to teach participants the basic step-by-step process of designing a utility-interactive residential or small commercial PV system. Participants will use site assessments, design and component proposals, and case studies to learn about selecting equipment, system sizing, layout planning, array siting, and other design considerations.

USDOE: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Strategies for Tribal Community Energy Projects Webinar

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

An RFP is a tool used to procure valuable assets and/or services for energy projects. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to develop proposals that effectively reflect tribal community energy plans and encourage qualified bidders to respond. Attendees will also learn how to use a request for information (RFI) to inform the development of an RFP. Using the information from the webinar, tribes can ensure their RFPs have wide distribution and high-quality responses. The webinar will also discuss key considerations for tribes when responding to an electric utility RFP for energy development.