TAEBC Annual Meeting welcomes new board members, talks of 2017 energy opportunities

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council hosted its Annual Meeting Wednesday in Nashville.

During the meeting, it was announced Mary Beth Hudson, Vice President Wacker Polysilicon NCA and Charleston, Tenn. Site Manager as well as Ryan Stanton, Program Leader Smart Cities and Urban Infrastructure at Schneider Electric would serve as TAEBC’s new board members.

Ryan fills Jim Plourde’s board term, as Jim has accepted a new position as Director of Energy Solutions at Powersmiths, a Canadian company that provides products and services that deliver energy and cost savings opportunities to customers.

TAEBC thanks Jim for his service and extends our congratulations on this new position. He’ll continue to be engaged with TAEBC championing advanced energy as an economic development and job creation strategy. Thank you, Jim for your leadership during TAEBC’s formative years.

TAEBC would also like to thank Jimmy Glotfelty of Clean Line Energy Partners and Tom Rogers and Beth Conerty of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Innovation Crossroads for speaking during the annual meeting. Members enjoyed hearing more about 2017’s energy outlook and opportunities.

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council thanks member Bradley for hosting the annual meeting and providing a venue.

TAEBC’s continued success and growth is credited to its members as we look ahead to 2017.

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TAEBC is positioning the state and its members to increase our leadership role in the $1.3 trillion global advanced energy market. In order to do this, TAEBC is focused on four goals in the New Year.

TAEBC wants to reinforce our commitment to our members and stakeholders:

  • Inform the national energy agenda.
  • Help Tennessee become the #1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.
  • Foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups.
  • Support TVA’s efforts to become the utility of the future.

TAEBC Annual Meeting Is Next Week: Features TNECD, TVA Updates


UnknownThere’s still time to register for the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) annual meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Nashville at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, 1600 Division Street, #700.

The annual meeting is from 2:00 pm CT – 5:30 pm CT and includes a networking happy hour in the lobby of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. Members are encouraged to bring a guest and hear from TNECD’s Chief of Staff, Ted Townsend and TVA’s Michael Scalf, with Stakeholder Relations, on distributed generation. Members will review 2015 accomplishments and discuss 2016 programs and priorities.

Scalf will discuss the recently formed stakeholder group. TAEBC was chosen to participate in the distributed generation group that works to build a greater understanding of issues, technologies and challenges/opportunities in distributed energy resources.

Townsend will talk to TAEBC members about Tennessee’s growing economy and why more businesses are choosing to locate to the Volunteer State. He will also update on how TNECD is playing a role in championing the state’s advanced energy sector.

The annual meeting is a great way for members and prospective members to learn about the value of TAEBC membership and how the the organization champions advanced energy as an economic development job creation strategy so Tennessee can grab its more than fair share of the $1.3 trillion global advanced energy market.

The meeting also provides an opportunity for members to provide feedback on projects/priorities that foster the growth of Tennessee’s advanced energy jobs, companies and technologies.

To register or for more information click here.

TAEBC members discuss 2015 priorities and projects at annual meeting

TAEBC’s annual meeting in Nashville on March 26 served as a forum for members to provide feedback on 2015 projects and priorities that foster the growth of Tennessee’s advanced energy jobs, companies and technologies. As well as determine the best role for TAEBC to serve as a champion, facilitator and convener of advanced energy projects and initiatives. Topics covered during the meeting included TAEBC membership, 2015-2016 event calendar, Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report release strategy and 2014 successes.

Members agreed the greatest value of their TAEBC membership is networking opportunities and increased visibility of the industry. To build on this, TAEBC will launch a 12-month event calendar this summer. It will include another member delegation visit to Washington D.C. to meet with the U.S. Department of Energy to get our members questions answered and problems solved.

At the request of our members, TAEBC will submit comments on TVA’s draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Comments will align with our mission and we’ll use the Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Roadmap as the foundation for our remarks. Members who would like to be involved in commenting on the IRP should contact Allie.

TVA releases energy plan, holds public meetings

Last Monday, March 9, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released a draft of its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

The draft long-range energy plan aims to find the best mix of energy sources TVA can rely on over the next 20 years to meet anticipated power demands.

TVA began taking public comments on March 13 and will continue through April 27 as it works toward producing a final version of the plan to be presented to the TVA board this summer.

The comment period will include public meetings and a chance to submit comments to TVA online. A copy of the draft IRP and a related Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement are online at www.tva.com/environment/reports/irp.

A public meeting is being held today in Chattanooga (March 19). Other meetings will be in Knoxville, April 6; Huntsville, Ala., April 9; Tupelo, Miss., April 14; Memphis, April 15; Nashville, April 21; and Bowling Green, Ky., April 22.

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

TAEBC annual meeting RESCHEDULED for March 26, 2015

Save the date for TAEBC’S annual meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, March 26 in Nashville. (This event, originally set for Tuesday, February 17, was rescheduled due to inclement weather.)

Join us to discuss 2015 priorities and projects, including the first ever Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report. This is our annual forum for members to provide feedback on our projects/priorities that foster the growth of Tennessee’s advanced energy jobs, companies and technologies. The annual meeting will conclude with a member/stakeholder happy hour.

Stay tuned for more info and click here to check back for event updates.