Short Courses

WEMPEC professors work with UW-Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development to provide many continued education short courses relating to their areas of expertise. WEMPEC sponsoring companies receive a $200 discount per couse.

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November 2020

Fundamentals of Distributed Energy Resources

November 30 - December 3
Madison Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Learn about Distributed Energy Resources including traditional and renewable energy sources, energy storage, impact of electric vehicles to power grid, microgrids.

Participants will:

Learn various types of DER, including generators, solar, and wind power
Understand the benefits of energy storage for residential and grid applications
Learn integration of electric vehicles to the grid
Define microgrids and its benefits in modern power system
Understand how grid connected inverters work and interfaces to the power system
Learn about protection and integration of DER and Smart Grids into the power system

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March 2021

Introduction to Electric Machines and Drives

March 15, 2021 @ 12:00 am - March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 am
Madison Madison, WI United States

In the last 30 years, the introduction of power electronic drives with motors has led to new design opportunities. The increased integration of these drives and machines has triggered a quantum leap in productivity, efficiency and system performance.
This practical, hands-on course will give you a solid introduction to this rapidly expanding field under the guidance of industry experts.

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AC Machine Design Fundamentals: Induction Motors, PM Motors, Mechanical Design, Thermal Design, and FEA Examples

March 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Madison Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Through a building-block teaching approach, you will develop a basic understanding of AC electric machine design. By learning the core concepts of electromagnetic laws for machine design, magnetic circuit calculations, loss mechanisms, analytical design techniques, and other essential topics, you will improve your skills, and ultimately, your work. Recent developments in AC electric machine design also will be covered in this course.

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April 2021

Introduction to Electrical Energy Storage: Batteries, Chargers, and Applications

April 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Madison Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Learn and identify the advantages and disadvantages of using alternative battery types by understanding batteries' basic chemistry.

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June 2021

Power Electronics Design Boot Camp

June 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Madison Madison, WI United States + Google Map

You will learn to master critical subjects for effective design of power electronics, like EMI/EMC, thermal, and reliability design and selection. Expert instructors in the field will teach you to analyze and control power electronic design. They will also expose you to new power electronic devices like Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) devices.

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