WPS Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Forum

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | Lambeau Field, 6th Floor Indoor Club and Loft, 1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI

Take your business to the next level by discovering strategies to enhance the energy efficiency of your facility. Join us for an engaging morning of technical sessions offered for Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) commercial and industrial customers and trade allies. Our team of experts will dive into opportunities to fund projects, provide new insights into optimizing your compressed air system and guide you in determining whether Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) align with your building decarbonization strategy.   

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 improved efficiency in compressed air systems 
  • Understanding Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for large energy consumers 
  • Exploration of available Focus on Energy incentives  
  • Updates on federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) 
  • Energy efficiency improvements at Lambeau Field 

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. 

At the end of the session, join us for a complimentary tour of Lambeau Field! 

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

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM: Welcome  

  • Greg Smedema, Manager of Key Accounts, WPS 

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM: Ask the experts 

  • Kyle Thomas, Outreach Manager, Focus on Energy - Focus on Energy incentive and rebate program updates 
  • Robin Lisowski, Director of Service Solutions, Slipstream - Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) update  

8:45 AM – 9: 45 AM: Compressed air systems: Opportunities for improved efficiency  

  • Frank Melch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Zorn Compressor & Equipment 

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Networking break 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and their role in decarbonization strategy 

  • Kathleen Ellis, Senior Associate, Blue Dot Capital 

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM: Lambeau Field energy conservation measures  

  • Justin Dantzman, Assistant Director of Facility Operations  

Adjourn or break for optional tours 

Optional Lambeau Field Stadium 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 

Compressed air systems: Opportunities for improved efficiency  
Frank Melch, Zorn Compressor & Equipment 

Compressed air is a vital component used throughout manufacturing and repair businesses. It is often also the largest motor in the facility, and an area of great opportunity when it comes to reducing electric consumption and expenses. In this session, our expert speaker will explore the opportunities for right sizing and optimizing air compressor performance through pressure, flow, and partial load controls. Some examples include: 

  • Understanding the relationship between power, pressure and flow
  • Sizing for varying demands
  • Setting compressor controls based upon pressure 
  • The greatest cost of compressed air

Attendees will also receive a handout to help you identify opportunities in your own system. At the end of the session, you will be able to:  

  • Leverage a better understanding of compressed air system dynamics 
  • Identify compressor control options and their partial load efficiencies 
  • Identify opportunities in your own system  

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and their role in decarbonization strategy 

Kathleen Ellis, Blue Dot Capital 

As the number of large corporations, banks, and investors with renewable energy goals grows, so does the importance of a comprehensive energy management program within your organization. Does your organization have a comprehensive energy management plan? How are you leveraging renewable energy?  

This session will go over the different renewable energy options for large energy consumers. We will also explore how Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) fit into a larger energy purchasing portfolio. Finally, the session will end with a discussion of how REC purchases can have a significant impact on a company’s decarbonization strategy. 

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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