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TAEBC Members: Exclusive reduced rate for “Explore ORNL,” July 14-15


You've talked and we've listened! Many of our members have expressed interest in working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on projects, but are unsure of how to begin the process. In response to this query, TAEBC members will receive a reduced registration feel for "Explore ORNL," July 14-15. 

“Explore ORNL” is a unique opportunity to discover the world-class capabilities at ORNL, including transportation technologies, materials characterization, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation and 3-D printing, among other topics. The event will feature speakers, discussion panels spotlighting companies collaborating with ORNL and tours of ORNL user facilities.

Click here to register. To receive the reduced registration fee, click “TAEBC Member” under “Fee Selection.” (You must be a TAEBC member to get this rate.) 

 
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MEMBER NEWS

Support the delivery of low-cost clean energy to consumers

The U.S. DOE is currently deciding whether to approve the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project (developed by TAEBC member Clean Line Energy Partners), and a petition is available online now to voice your support to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The project will deliver low-cost wind energy from the wind-rich Oklahoma Panhandle region to utilities and customers in Arkansas, Tennessee and other markets in the Mid-South and Southeast. The petition is online here.

Hydrogenics and Alstom sign agreement to develop and commercialize hydrogen-powered commuter trains in Europe

Hydrogenics has signed a 10-year exclusive agreement to supply Alstom Transport with hydrogen fuel cell systems for Regional Commuter Trains in Europe. The agreement includes the supply of at least 200 engine systems along with service and maintenance as necessary. According to Hydrogenics, hydrogen is continuing to play an increasing role in mitigating the energy issues that fossil-fuel based transportation creates worldwide. Read the news release here.

Solar panels get “OK” on Knox County buildings

Knox County Commission approved a resolution to add solar panels to 11 schools and three other county properties. TAEBC member Ameresco will install the panels for the projects, which are expected to pay for themselves and generate a positive cash flow. Read the full story here.

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SAVE THE DATE: July 9, U.S. Department of Energy’s Southeast Regional Summit

Registration is now open for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative’s (CEMI) Southeast Regional Summit. The free conference, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will be on July 9, 2015 in Atlanta. The Summit will bring together leaders from industry, academia, and government to focus on competitiveness and innovation in clean energy manufacturing throughout the southeast. Learn more here.

Alcoa, Inc. receives conditional Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan 

DOE announced a conditional commitment for a $259 million loan to Alcoa Inc. through the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program. If finalized, the loan would support the Alcoa, Tenn. manufacturing facility, where it will produce high-strength aluminum for North American automakers looking to lightweight their vehicles. The expanded production is expected to create an additional 200 permanent full-time jobs, in addition to 400 jobs at the peak of construction. Read more here.

TDEC announces rebates for buyers, lessees of qualifying electric vehicles

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs announced it will offer a rebate on qualifying electric vehicles that are purchased or leased and registered in the State of Tennessee. The State will rebate $2,500 on zero-emission battery electric vehicles and $1,500 on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles sold or leased by a Tennessee dealership. Read the 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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