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February 13, 2019 | Tom Ballard

Piper outlines top 10 accomplishments in advanced energy sector in 2018

At Tuesday’s annual meeting of the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s (TAEBC), Vice President Cortney Piper listed the top 10 accomplishments during 2018 in the industry sector that accounts for 14 percent of Volunteer State employment. Here they are in reverse order:

#10 – Creation of the TAEBC Utility Relations Committee and input into several proposals including TVA’s Integrated Resource Plan.

#9 – Growth in the Energy Mentor Network that is a joint effort with Launch Tennessee. Two participants have graduated, and nine are currently enrolled.

#8 – Growth in membership with 10 new members in 2018.

#7 – The annual “Opportunities in Energy” forum that focused on innovation.

#6 – A presentation at the annual meeting of TenneSEIA, the state’s solar energy association.

#5 – Participating in 2018’s “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week on the Hill” and being a sponsor for next week’s event.

#4 – Last year’s annual meeting that featured Scott Becker, Senior Vice President for Nissan, as keynote speaker.

#3 – Having a second graduate of the Energy Mentor Network when Stone Mountain Technologies Inc. (SMTI) completed the program.

#2 – Release of the 2018 “Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report,” updating the inaugural report issued in 2015.

#1 – Having two energy entrepreneurs (Anna Douglas, Co-Founder of SkyNano Technologies, and Megan O’Connor, Co-Founder on Nth Cycle) selected by Forbes for its prestigious “30 Under 30” list in the energy category

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