TAEBC – Advanced Energy Virtual Business Roundtable – East Tennessee

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TAEBC – Advanced Energy Virtual Business Roundtable – East Tennessee

October 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) has hosted virtual business roundtables in Middle and West Tennessee and one annual Statewide Energy Incentives Webinar to create a cohesive statewide network to become the number one state in the country for the electric vehicle supply chain. Additionally, these efforts will cultivate an advanced energy economy to attract and retain innovative businesses.

The final virtual business roundtable will focus on East Tennessee stakeholders. It will take place October 13, 2021 at 10:00 am CT/11:00 am ET. Register to attend here.

Speakers include:

  • Jesse Smith, Manager, Industrial and Economic Development Partnerships, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Flora Tydings, Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Claude Pressnell, President, Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association
  • Heath Jones, Managing Director, Hitachi Zosen Inova USA (HZIU)
  • Dustin Krause, Director of eMobility North America, Volkswagen of America
  • Tom Rogers, President and CEO, UT Research Park
  • Deborah Crawford, Vice Chancellor of Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

What is advanced energy?

Advanced energy (AE) 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.

What’s the point?

  • Increase dialogue and information sharing regarding advanced energy
  • Identify areas to build the network to support a progressing EV supply chain in the state and cultivate an advanced energy economy to attract and retain innovative businesses
  • Connect businesses with higher education and technical campuses to discuss evolving needs
  • Gather information to share with stakeholders regarding workforce challenges
  • Increase feedback regarding existing energy incentives and desired incentives

What to expect?

  • Advanced energy subject matter experts will share developments
  • State leaders will offer the latest information regarding advanced energy goals and developments
  • Higher education partners will explain curriculum improvements to support an advanced energy economy
  • Substantial opportunities to ask questions and get answers


October 13, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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By joining TAEBC, you can be part of this exciting effort to grow Tennessee’s economy through advanced energy innovation, generation and manufacturing.