Media Release / Sep 18, 2014

M-WERC announces partnership with Lux Research to launch Energy Storage roadmap

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Analyst Cosmin Laslau presented insights into development of energy storage

MEQUON, WI – September 18, 2014 – Speaking to nearly 100 people at M-WERC’s open member meeting, Lux researcher Cosmin Laslau gave unique insight into the world of energy storage. Laslau, an analyst at Lux Research in the Energy Storage Intelligence and the Autonomous Systems 2.0 Intelligence practices focuses on evaluating the future of the development and application of energy storage technologies, through extensive primary and secondary research.

“The increasing demand for energy storage on a global scale will certainly lead to an incredible market opportunity for many of our members,” said Alan Perlstein M-WERC Executive Director. “Our partnership with Lux will continue our track record of successful industry road maps as we look to the future and define market opportunities in the field of energy storage.

In other member news, M-WERC welcomed Miron Construction and MicroCogen Partners as supporting members of the organization.  Cedarburg based MicroCogen Partners is a startup focused on the promotion and development of small-scale cogeneration. Miron Construction is one of the state’s largest contractors that provides pre-construction, construction management, design-build, general construction and industrial services. Headquartered in Neenah, Miron has regional offices in Madison, Wausau, Milwaukee, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Virginia, Minnesota. Last year, Miron posted revenue exceeding half a billion dollars.

“We’re excited to continue to expand M-WERC and the opportunity to collaborate with additional organizations that share our vision and commitment to grow the energy power and control sector and leverage innovative technology to grow jobs in the region.”

“It great to be a part of the soultion to creating jobs and redevelop this part of our city,” said M-WERC Executive Director and CEO Alan Perlstein. “At M-WERC we’re excited to see this kind of progress and look forward to continuing to support the team at General Capital.”

M-WERC was founded in 2009 by three universities and four industrial companies to focus on conducting collaborative and transformative energy-related seed research. It has grown to more than 75 members with an annual budget of more than $1 million.

Today M-WERC is dedicated to making the Midwest region the leader in energy, power and controls. It has five core mission areas: technology innovation; market and industry expansion; public policy support; workforce development; and organization development and strategic collaboration.

It encompasses the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri. For more information on M-WERC visit us online at or follow us on Twitter at @MWERC.