" a voluntary collaborative promoting distributed  generation in Wisconsin "

Meetings 2015

January 16     April 17      July 17       October 16

  • October 16 - 9:30 am-1:00 pm at at the Seventh Wave (formerly the Energy Center of Wisconsin) in Madison, WI.
    Meeting Agenda 


     Joel Shoemaker gave a presentation on the Wisconsin Solar Academy taught at Madison College. The Wisconsin Solar Academy received a donation from WIDRC.

          John McWilliams, the Guest Speaker, described the Dairyland Power Cooperative Solar Community Projects RFP.
          Eric Callisto, an attorney at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, was the Lunch Speaker.

  • July 17 - 9:30 am-1:00 pm at at the Seventh Wave (formerly the Energy Center of Wisconsin) in Madison, WI.
    Meeting Agenda 


    Jeffrey E. Anthony, Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) Business Development and Energy Innovation Center (EIC) Director. Jeff's biographical information and a description of his talk are included in the meeting agenda.

    arrow His presentation "M-WERC Presentation to WIDRC" is available to download.
  • April 17 - 9:30 am-1:00 pm at at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, and featured a tour of the WEI facilities after lunch.
    Meeting Agenda 


    Focus on Energy gave an update regarding RECIP, Loan and Prescriptive RE Incentives, arrow see attached presentation.

    The meeting presentations were by speakers from the WI Energy Institute. See updated meeting agenda for more details.
    Wisconsin Energy Institute/Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) Overview: by Tina Nielsen, Associate Director GLBRC

    Santa Rita Jail CERTS Microgrid by Prof. Bob Lasseter, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • January 16 - 9:30 am-1:00 pm at ECW (749 University Row, Suite 320 in Madison, WI)
    Meeting Agenda 


    Professor Tom Jahns, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    pdf Presentation:  "Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out"

    Background Reading- July 2014 "Report:

    pdf Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

    Part of a continuing series on energy systems development by the Wisconsin Energy Institute

    Bruce Beihoff, Technical Director of Industry Relations, Wisconsin Energy Institute
    Tom Jahns, Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Robert Lasseter, Emeritus Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Gary Radloff, Director of Midwest Energy Policy Analysis, Wisconsin Energy Institute

    Lunch Guest

    Mike Cocking, MicroCogen Partners LLC
    pdf "Introduction to Micro Combined Heat & Power (mCHP) Technology and Marketability (i.e. does it have a future?)" 

         Mike graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in June of 1969.  Upon graduation, he served in the Marine Corps for six years and after separation worked in the sound and vibration field with Bruel & Kjaer Instruments as an application engineer. Moving into the contract machining business in the early eighties, he spent the next twenty years in that endeavor.  In 2002, the company he worked for purchased a specialized engine from Briggs & Stratton and a new company was formed --- Marathon Engine Systems.  Mike joined that entity and remained there until 2012 and retired as General Manager.  In 2012 he retired from MES and started his consulting company, MicroCogen Partners LLC and is currently active in supporting all aspects of microcogeneration for the expanding North American markets.