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December 04, 2014 | Tom Ballard

TAEBC announces agenda for next week’s financing forum

TAEBC3The agenda for next week’s forum on “Opportunities in Energy: Public/Private Financing Options to Deploy Advanced Energy & Manufacturing” has been announced. The keynote speaker is Kevin Knobloch, Chief of Staff in the U.S. Department of Energy. He kicks-off the event at 1 p.m. December 10 at the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy on the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus.

Three other sessions are planned. They are:

Session 1: Finance tools and funding resources to accelerate Advanced Manufacturing

  • DOE, Advanced Manufacturing Office representative
  • Patrick Thomas , Investment Analyst, DOE, Loan Programs Office
  • Jay Rogers, CEO, Local Motors

Session 2: Public/private partnerships and financing mechanisms for advanced energy projects

Moderator: Cortney Piper, Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council

  • DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy representative
  • WECC (invited)
  • Colin Bishopp, Renewable Funding LLC (invited)
  • Ken Alston, Senior Advisor for Finance, DOE
  • U.S. Economic Development Agency (invited)

Session 3: Speed Round: “I had no idea our region has so much going on!”

Moderator: Molly Cripps, Director, TDEC Office of Energy Programs

  • Twelve companies will share a quick-fire, three-minute presentation about a successful advanced energy project or technology.

A networking reception is planned from 5 to 6 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

For more information including registration, click here.

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