Advanced energy is a relatively new term but refers to any technology that makes energy cleaner, safer, more secure and more efficient. It includes manufacturers and companies that use advanced energy technologies, as well as professional service providers, researchers and entrepreneurs.
Rather than favoring specific technologies, the term advanced energy is technology neutral. Any technology that makes energy cleaner, safer, more secure and more efficient is in the bucket. Some examples include:
- electric and plug-in hybrid cars
- lightweight composites for the automotive industry
- natural gas fueled trucks
- pollution control equipment
- high-performance buildings
- more efficient industrial processes
- power reliability
- smart grids
- combined heat and power
- the latest wind, solar and nuclear technologies
Why is Advanced Energy Important?
Advanced energy injects billions into the state economy, creates high quality jobs for Tennesseans, fuels growth for existing businesses, and attracts new corporate investment in the state.
Find out more about Tennessee’s advanced energy economy in the Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report
Read Tennessee’s Advanced Energy Asset Inventory to learn about Tennessee’s advanced energy assets in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management sectors.
Read the Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Roadmap to learn about the growth of advanced energy technologies in Tennessee.