Wisconsin Energy Institute


Forward in Energy

Created in 2009, the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) supports the energy-related research of more than 100 faculty and scientists on the University of Wisconsin­­­–Madison campus. As a nationally-recognized, interdisciplinary research institute, we:

  • Discover and deploy innovative energy technologies and public policy solutions
  • Provide a public forum in which to learn about and discuss energy challenges
  • Engage industry in high-impact research collaborations

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Our Vision 

Our vision is to increase Wisconsin’s national leadership in identifying strategies for clean, efficient, and cost-effective energy; to advance economic growth for the state and the nation; and to continue UW-Madison’s legacy of solving large-scale societal challenges.

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