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TAEBC submits comments to TVA’s draft 2015 IRP

TAEBC members and stakeholders reviewed and offered comments to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in response to its Draft 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).  The IRP takes a 20-year look at ways TVA can meet future demand for electricity beyond that which can be met by existing power sources. 

Our response stated that TAEBC members and stakeholders are seizing and want access to advanced energy technologies to increase their competitive edge in the marketplace.  We encourage TVA to give thoughtful consideration to how the decisions it makes with its IRP may enhance or hinder economic development opportunities. To read more about our response, visit the TAEBC energized blog here. 




ORNL scientists generate landmark DOE hydropower report

ORNL researchers Rocio Uria-Martinez, Patrick O’Connor and Megan Johnson created the first ever, comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about seven percent of the nation’s electricity. The report describes key features of the nation’s hydro resources and systematically tracks trends that have influenced the industry in recent years. Read press release here

SURVEY: Please respond

The Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will be emailing you a survey to assess the size of the advanced energy sector in Tennessee for TAEBC. This study is the first of its kind to be undertaken in Tennessee. Please be on the look out for the survey and be sure to respond.

Schneider Electric announces process safety, security controller

Schneider Electric officials unveiled the Tricon CX system this week. The system is designed to provide safety and controls for process industries such as oil, gas and pharmaceuticals. Read full story here.

U.S. Department of the Interior Awards Ameresco ESPC Contract for Energy and Water Conservation Services 

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has awarded Ameresco an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). The contract, valued at $77 million over the 20-year term, is designed to provide for the implementation of water conservation and energy efficiency measures, and ongoing energy management services to the DOI headquarters building in Washington D.C. Read full press release here


DENSO Receives 2015 PACE Award

DENSO received the 2015 Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award for its industry-first standardized heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) unit that is 20 percent smaller and lighter than conventional units. Read full press release here.

Vanderbilt University to host forum on health, energy and economic effects of clean power plan

The Vanderbilt University Law School and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will co-host a two-day forum examining the potential impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan on Tennessee and the Southeastern United States. Learn more and sign up for the event here.

Eastman Chemical celebrates fourth consecutive EPA energy award

Eastman Chemical Company celebrates its fourth consecutive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR award for sustained excellence. Read full story here.

Tesla's new product is a battery for your home

Tesla has unveiled a suite of new energy products, including a wall-mounted battery that will be sold for use in consumers' homes.  Read full story here.

About Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council

TAEBC is the champion of Tennessee’s advanced energy economy. No other entity in the state concentrates specifically on this robust sector. We educate public officials and business leaders about Tennessee’s advanced energy assets, establish strategic partnerships to connect assets with opportunities, and inform policy that expands and strengthens the industry.

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