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.
2019: A Year in Review
The Wisconsin Energy Institute was born out of a collaborative vision to create a center to advance energy research and education, to help move society beyond fossil fuel dependence toward a clean energy future. As we enter a new decade, we are seeing the fruits of that vision.
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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 and develop innovative ways for learners of all ages to explore and understand energy.
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. Learn more about our Forward in Energy forums here.