Entrepreneur to Discuss Wind Turbine Market

Entrepreneur to Discuss Wind Turbine Market

Micheal J. Werle, founder and senior technology advisor at Ogin Energy, will discuss his experiences founding the start-up company. The talk, part of the Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment program, will take place on Wednesday, March 5, at 12:15 p.m. in Schumann Auditorium in Buckman Hall.

The talk will include a review of the seven year start-up of Ogin Energy, with focus on the company’s development and funding cycles.

Ogin Energy has reshaped the traditional wind turbine, making it smaller and more efficient. The smaller size allows the turbine to be closer to consumers and directly connected to local power grids without the need for long-distance transmission. Ogin's mission is to make wind energy affordable and available to everyone.

Prior to Ogin Energy, Werle was the director for international and external programs at United Technologies Corporation. He was also a professor of engineering at Virginia Tech and the University of Cincinnati.

Werle, a Connecticut resident, serves as a member of Connecticut Innovation Inc.’s technical advisory board. He is also the founder and president of FloPropulsion Systems, LLC in West Hartford.

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