Report Predicts Thousands Of ‘Advanced Energy’ Jobs Could Be Added To State

Posted by Chuck Quirmbach on Wisconsin Public Radio on Jan. 16, 2018

A report says Wisconsin could add thousands of jobs in the next five years at companies that make energy-saving sensors, and control units for manufacturing and buildings.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin Energy Institute and a national nonprofit called The American Jobs Project have issued the look at job growth in what’s called the advanced energy sector — think of products like energy-conserving water heaters and thermostats.

Gary Radloff, director of WEI’s Midwest Energy Policy Analysis, says there’s already a manufacturing base in Wisconsin. He said with targeted investments, and the right coordination between higher education and the private sector, the state could see significant job growth in the portion of the energy sector that makes sensors and controls.

Read full article.