Kevin Crawford, senior vice president for external affairs at Orion Energy Corp., will speak on the company’s energy-saving solutions for businesses at the Nov. 14 Wisconsin Cleantech Forum, to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The forum will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the J. Galt Pub at Wood Communications Group, 4801 South Biltmore Lane on Madison’s far East Side.

Cost is $10 per person in advance and $20 at the door, including refreshments. Register by Nov. 13 through the Tech Council website. 

Produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council and the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium, the monthly forums will focus on the needs and challenges faced by entrepreneurs and others working in Wisconsin’s clean technology sectors, which include power systems, controls, alternative fuels and more. Each program will include a presentation, audience Q&A and networking.

Crawford, a former mayor of Manitowoc, will discuss the growth of Orion Energy Systems and its technologies. The company (NYSE MKT: OESX) provides technological solutions designed to save customers energy through energy efficient lighting, energy management controls, cooling systems designed for off-peak use, solar system design and installation, and light pipes. Founded in 1996, the Manitowoc-based company’s sales have grown to $100 million. Orion’s products have saved nearly $1.8 billion in energy savings since 2007.

The forum is produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council in cooperation with the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium, Wood Communications Group and Kremer Ventures.

For more information about the Wisconsin Cleantech Network or the monthly forum, contact Joe Kremer at (608) 225-2527or