TAEBC Wants to Hear from You! Send Us Your News.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through 2016. With the year at the midpoint, it’s a good time for TAEBC to take inventory to find out what our members have been up to.

What is your biggest accomplishment this year? What good news do you want to share? Send us any updates, pictures, awards and honors or upcoming events and we’ll share with our membership in the next E-news.

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And, if you’d like to have an opportunity to announce or share an achievement with a targeted audience, consider sponsoring a TAEBC Energy Connect event. Energy Connect events are sponsored by members, for members. You provide the attendee list and TAEBC will handle the promotion, securing attendance.

For information about how to sponsor an Energy Connect event, contact Cortney Piper at cortney@piper-communications.com.

Send your updates, photos, events and good news to Allie Rapkowicz at allison@piper-communications.com.

TAEBC Presents to Energy Huntsville; Discusses Initiatives & Partnerships

TAEBC traveled to Huntsville on March 15 to inform Energy Huntsville about Tennessee’s advanced energy progress; highlighting opportunities where the two organizations can work together in a collaborative spirit to advance the industry in the Southeast.

Cortney Piper spoke to members during the organization’s annual monthly meeting and while there, had the opportunity to share TAEBC’s mission with the CEO of Biztech, a local accelerator and a member of Mayor Tommy Battle’s administration. Mayor Battle launched Energy Huntsville to protect the space and missile systems industrial technology base by focusing intellectual capital and corporate offerings about the growing energy sector.


TAEBC’s Cortney Piper presents on advanced energy in Tennessee to Energy Huntsville in Alabama.


Energy Huntsville and TAEBC share similarities in scope and mission. The organization exists to diversify the region’s economy, workforce and business environment to include energy applications and innovations by linking the commercial and government contracting strengths of the greater Huntsville region with key customer requirements, market forces and national policy directives for advanced energy systems and applications. The goal is to establish the Huntsville region as the go-to technology center for solutions to energy programs and projects.

TAEBC looks forward to future collaborations with Energy Huntsville that will enable our members to grow advanced energy jobs, companies, and technologies in our respective regions.

Charter Member ORNL Represents TAEBC at ARPA-E Summit

TAEBC member Dan Miller, Manager of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development at ORNL, just returned from a successful visit to the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Summit in DC early this week.


ORNL’s Mike Paulus networks with Chris Faranetta of HyerV Technologies Corp at the TAEBC/ORNL table during the State & International Networking Event at the ARPA-E Summit.

Miller and ORNL represented TAEBC in the State & International Networking Event portion of the Summit, which provided a forum for state-based, regional and international agencies to connect and showcase progress in advancing technologies into future clean energy solutions.

Dr. Mike Paulus, ORNL Director of Technology Transfer, joined Miller at the TAEBC/ORNL table. The team reported that the reception provided an excellent opportunity to showcase TAEBC and ORNL’s joint efforts in strengthening the state’s advanced energy economy.

Other organizations at the event included: California Energy Commission (CEC); Clean Energy Trust; Energy Excelerator; KIC InnoEnergy, European Union; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Japan; North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation; Oregon BEST; and Rev1 Ventures for Columbus.

An annual energy innovation summit hosted by the US Department of Energy, ARPA-E offers a look at America’s future energy technologies, highlighting cutting-edge technologies across all energy sectors. ARPA-E is designed to bring expert entrepreneurs and researchers together for collaboration, sharing tangible innovations and inspiring investment opportunities.

Featured speakers during this year’s summit included:  Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy; Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency; Former Vice President Al Gore; US Senators Lisa Murkowski, Chris Coons; US Representative Bill Foster; and Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, Chief Technology Officer with Xerox.


Knoxville’s Local Motors car on display in the Technology Showcase portion of the ARPA-E Summit.

Tennessee-based technologies on display during the conference included Knoxville’s Local Motors, with a car featured in the Technology Showcase.

For more information about ARPA-E, arpa-e.energy.gov.