The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE)

2:45 Breakout Session: 

Don't Ignore Harmonics When Making Energy Efficiency Improvements  

Description:  This seminar explains typical energy efficiency improvements that may cause harmonics and best practices to employ to avoid power quality problems.

Speaker Information:  John Houdek is president and co-owner of Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc. in Cedarburg, a company that specializes in electrical power quality.  Previously John held senior management positions for two electrical power quality manufacturers. He is an adjunct professor at MSOE where he teaches a course in electrical power quality.  John has presented power quality seminars and training programs throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America and has authored many technical papers which have been published throughout the world.

Topic:  LED Done Right    

Description:  LED lighting continues its huge momentum and is over taking the lighting market.  There are now thousands of companies worldwide producing and selling the technology, providing many choices but also much confusion and not necessarily high quality fixtures and lights.  All aspects and potential applications for LED lighting will be discussed.

Speaker Information:  Guy Peterson is vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Energybank.  He was an executive at Orion Lighting and has over 10 years experience in the industry. 

Topic:  Focus on Energy - Strategic Energy Management   

Description:  This presentation will provide information on the Wisconsin SEM Leaders program under Focus on Energy.  The program is designed to help industrial companies pursue a continuous improvement program for energy such as ISO 50001.

Speaker Information:  Timothy Dantoin is a Senior Engineer for Leidos Engineering.  He has a degree in Political Science from Lawrence University, a Masters degree in Public Policy Analysis from Purdue University and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Topic:  Industrial Energy Efficiency - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Mechanical Engineering Technology Program   

Description:  Recent research being conducted at UW Oshkosh's innovative MET Program will be presented. Also, learn how external insight into existing factories can bring new, fresh ideas for improving manufacturing processes and how new generations of engineers are building practical skills by solving real problems in addition to learning theoretical knowledge.  

Speaker Information:  Pawel Olszewski has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology in Poland; his research and teaching interests are focused on optimization of energy conversion processes in industrial applications.  He has a combination of extensive education and real industry experience including technical director for two large DOE and State of Michigan projects involving 80 energy audits and proposed recommendations exceeding $17 million in energy savings.

Topic:  Compressed Air Energy Efficiency Opportunities     

Description:  This presentation will provide comprehensive information about compressed air systems, compressed air system controls, opportunities for saving energy, and actual project examples. 

Speaker Information:  Tu La is District Project Manager for Ingersoll Rand based in their Illinois office.  He has extensive experience in technical energy engineering, energy audits, measurement and verification, and design of HVAC systems.  Tu has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from Phoenix University.

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