Joseph Wadel of Consumers Energy: Profile of an Energy Central Innovation Champion
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- Apr 4, 2020 4:00 pm GMTMar 20, 2020 9:04 pm GMT
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As Energy Central sought to recognize those utility professionals who were leading the way in innovative thinking, we collected nominations from the community about who was creating change in the power sector. What resulted was over 100 nominations, which we passed through the minds of a select committee of Energy Central experts to identify a list of five Champions in Innovation (more details on this process can be found here).
Among those five champions was Joseph Wadel, Commercial and Industrial Pilot Program Manager at Consumers Energy. Joseph was nominated by peers at Consumers Energy for his leadership in managing the company’s Commercial and Industrial Emerging Technologies Pilots Program for the past four years. His role as C&I Pilot Program Manager challenges him to constantly ask what innovative approaches, measures, or processes can be explored today that will meet tomorrow’s energy demands and waste reduction goals. And in the face of these challenges, Joseph has risen to the occasion to implement almost 20 energy efficiency pilot programs that have saved an abundance of power for the customers of Consumers Energy.