A big thanks goes to Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett for being our featured guest during a recent Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) listening session with Knox County manufacturers.
Major manufacturers in Knox County representing more than 2,500 jobs met last month to talk about energy challenges and opportunities. TAEBC representatives shared more information about who we are, what we do and how we might be able to work together to assist our manufacturers in gaining more control over their energy costs.
Take-aways from our roundtable were not surprising: Yes, there is a need for greater grid resiliency, and manufacturers are increasingly looking for ways to manage energy use and costs more efficiently.
There was certainly interest for TAEBC serving its education and connection functions through expanding its Asset Inventory and connecting our research assets and successful manufacturer energy efficiency case studies with Knox County manufacturers to deploy advanced energy technologies.
TAEBC will continue to work with its members and partners to determine how it can best connect our advanced energy assets to seize opportunities that will make our manufacturers more competitive by gaining more control of energy costs.