Awards and Recognition

2018 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award from Focus on Energy

A leader in Wisconsin manufacturing was honored for being a pioneer in energy efficiency Monday when Charter Steel received an Energy Efficiency Excellence Award for the company’s continued commitment to energy management. Working with We Energies and Focus on Energy staff, Charter Steel actively pursued energy efficiency in recent years, with at least 30 distinct projects implemented since 2015 at its facility in Saukville. Those projects were completed with Focus on Energy incentives totaling more than $163,000. (Focus on Energy, 2018)

2018 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award

Katie Dimmer received the 2018 international young energy professional of the year award from the Association of Energy Engineers

Katie Dimmer

Presented to an individual 35 years of age or younger, who has made outstanding contributions to the energy profession and to the candidate’s community in any or all of these areas: educational and collegiate achievements; professional and technical society activities; civic and humanitarian activities, continuing competence; energy management achievements; climate change activities and achievements; and renewable energy activities and achievements.

Previous Awards


  • 2017 Better Practice Award from the US Department of Energy
  • 2017 Leadership in Energy Conservation and Environmental Stewardship from the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC)
  • First industrial company to complete the Department of Energy Better Plants 50001 Ready program