Amid the featured fireside chat, the panel discussions and the networking at TAEBC’s year-end “Opportunities in Energy” event, there were three videos unveiled demonstrating Tennessee’s leadership in the advanced energy sector.
These three videos were played between the panels to provide an empowering reminder of what’s to come as far as advanced energy in the Volunteer State.
The first video entitled “This is Advanced Energy” specifically discussed what is advanced energy to begin with and what it means to Tennessee’s economy.
This video explains to viewers advanced energy is technology neutral and applies to anything that makes energy cleaner, safer, more secure or more efficient. Advanced energy includes electricity, transportation, manufacturers that make advanced energy widgets, and deploying advanced energy processes and technologies at plants. Above all else however, advanced energy means jobs as it relates to Governor Bill Haslam’s priorities to be the #1 state in the Southeast for job growth.
Tennessee is a leader in the $1.3 trillion dollar advanced energy market.
The second video “Inside Advanced Energy” allowed viewers to meet the people and companies that employ nearly 325,000 people and contribute $33.4 billion to Tennessee’s GDP.
The businesses mentioned in the video explain how they strive to increase energy efficiency, make switches to use cleaner energy sources like natural gas, design solar solutions to companies and utilities so they can benefit from renewable power, and provide talented, educated people to support engineering and science projects that relate to the future of energy in Tennessee.
The third and final video recognizes the “Innovations in Advanced Energy.” Innovations in Oak Ridge National Laboratory are transforming the energy industry entirely.
The video stresses the importance of public and private partnerships and how they are accelerating the pace of innovation moving from the lab to the marketplace. Ultimately the viewer sees how Tennessee’s economy has benefited tremendously from those successful partnerships.