WPS Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Forum

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | Lambeau Field, 6th Floor Indoor Club and Loft, 1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI


Take your business to the next level and learn about techniques for increasing the energy efficiency of your facility. Join us in-person for an impactful morning of technical sessions offered for Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) business customers and trade allies. We’ll wrap up the day with a facility tour of Lambeau field where participants will have an opportunity to explore the various energy-efficiency improvements installed at Lambeau Field! Our experts will cover opportunities to fund projects, as well as deep dives into improving the performance of your cooling towers and enhancing your power quality management systems.  

We are bringing local and regional experts direct to you in Green Bay to help solve your energy challenges. Attendees will gain insights into new strategies and techniques to save energy and costs in their own buildings and for their customers. This half day technical forum includes sessions on:

  • Strategies for making your cooling tower as energy efficient as possible and lower your utility costs
  • Methods for understanding power quality and how to best manage it in your facility when making improvements
  • Exploration of available commercial PACE financing, Focus on Energy rebates, and IRA grants and federal funding to make improvements to your facility

At the end of the session, you won’t want to miss the tour of Lambeau Field and see these concepts in action. The tour will include some of Lambeau Field’s most iconic energy-efficiency improvements including: 

  • Lambeau Field’s field heating system
  • Stadium lights and jumbotron energy usage
  • Stadium fans and HVAC systems

Whether you are just starting to make improvements to your business, or you are looking for the next step in your journey, the forum will have something for you. You’ll also be able to engage with our experts, both local WPS staff and our energy efficiency team, to talk about your projects in more detail.

7:30 - 8:00 AM: Registration, networking breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 AM: Welcome

  • Syed Abbas, Director of Education and Training, Slipstream
  • Greg Smedema, Manager of Key Accounts, WPS

8:15 - 8:45 AM: Ask the Experts

  • David Nyquist, CEM, Outreach Manager, Focus on Energy - Focus on Energy incentive and rebate program updates
  • Kimberly Johnston, Market Development Director-PACE, Slipstream - C-PACE Wisconsin financing overview
  • Robin Lisowski, Director of Service Solutions, Slipstream - Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) update 

8:45 - 9:45 AM: Featured session - Strategies to increase cooling tower efficiency

  • Kate Brebrick, Energy Engineer, Kinergetics
    Learn more about this session in the Featured Sessions section below

9:45 - 10:00 AM: Networking break

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Featured session - Power quality management

  • John Houdek, President and Co-owner, Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc.
    Learn more about this session in the Featured Sessions section below 

11:00 - 11:05 AM: Introduction with Lambeau Field

  • Justin Dantzman, Assistant Director of Facility Operations, Green Bay Packers 

Adjourn or Break before optional tours
Optional Lambeau Field Stadium Mechanical and Electrical Facility Tour - Three tour window options

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Tour group 1
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Tour group 2
  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Tour group 3

Strategies to increase cooling tower efficiency 
Kate Brebrick 

Knowing how to make your cooling tower as energy efficient as possible can save your facility energy, water, and operating costs. It can also help extend the equipment service life and decrease the amount of chemicals required for water treatment. So, how do you recognize when your cooling tower can be more energy efficient and what the impact could be?

Our expert speaker will highlight the major components of a cooling tower and provide insight on the things that impact system performance and cost of operation. This will include a live demonstration using a cooling tower model to show common efficiency opportunities and their impact. With these examples and real data, the session will illustrate energy efficiency gains possible in cooling towers. 

Attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe the difference between cooling towers, dry-coolers, and adiabatic coolers
  • Identify the potential causes of poor cooling tower performance
  • Recognize the potential for poor cooling tower performance to impact other operations
  • Understand the impact of different conditions n cooling tower performance through our cooling tower demonstration


Power quality management  
John Houdek 

Understanding the quality of power in your facility is key to ensuring successful implementation of energy-efficiency improvements. In this session our expert speaker will offer insights into the power quality impacts of two common energy-efficiency improvements: variable frequency drive (VFD) motor controls and LED lighting. The session will provide a deep dive into the energy savings available with these improvements and how they can impact your power quality, including:

  • The power quality influences such as voltage transients, harmonics, as well as motor winding and bearing protection when installing VFDs. 
  • The power quality considerations when installing LEDs such as harmonic distortion caused by LEDs and lamp susceptibility to adverse power conditions like over-voltage and voltage distortion.

In this session, you will gain a general understanding of the various types of power quality problems that can be anticipated when making typical energy efficiency improvements as well as methods to avoid power quality problems.

We look forward to seeing you at Lambeau Field! Here are some tips to help you get to the event:

  • When you arrive at Lambeau Field, please park in the lot off Ridge Road in front of the Bellin Health Gate (marked with the red pin in the map below).
  • At the Bellin Health Gate, there will be a guest service representative to welcome you and direct you to the 6th Floor Indoor Clubs North Loft.
  • Parking is free!
  • For more information and another map, feel free to use this resource from Lambeau Field.

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