Who We Are
The Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) is working on one of the most critical challenges of our time – the transition toward new, clean energy systems and solutions. WEI is led by scientists and engineers committed to crossing traditional research boundaries in order to make major breakthroughs in the way we source and use energy. The collaborative home of energy research and education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, WEI fosters projects across disciplines, prepares the energy leaders of today and tomorrow, and enhances public understanding of energy issues.
We forge creative partnerships with industry to ensure that our research makes it to the marketplace, transforms local economies, and advances the overall economics of clean energy.
We prepare students to lead, provide hands-on professional development for K-12 teachers, and develop innovative ways for learners of all ages to explore and understand energy.
2017: A Year in Review
Five years ago, the Wisconsin Energy Institute opened its doors for the first time. Since then, we've hosted hundreds of programs, created opportunities for dialogue, and facilitated groundbreaking research on one of the biggest challenges of our time - the transition to new, clean energy systems and solutions.
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Forward In Energy Forum
The Wisconsin Energy Institute's (WEI) Forward in Energy Forum brings together experts from across UW–Madison to address the many dimensions of our global transition to clean energy systems. Join us on September 25 in a collaboration with the UW–Madison Institute for Research on Poverty to discuss what it means to be energy insecure, and how we can ensure that people from all economic backgrounds can benefit from clean energy technologies.