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January 17, 2013 | Tom Ballard

TREEDC schedules Madisonville meeting on February 22

The second annual East Tennessee meeting for the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council will be held on February 22 in the Rymer Student Center at Hiwassee College in Madisonville. The sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and run through lunch.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Introductions – TREEDC President/Ducktown Mayor James Talley
  • Monroe County Welcome – Mayor Tim Yates
  • Hiwassee College Welcome Address – Hiwassee College President Robin Tricoli
  • TREEDC 2013 Strategic Plan – University of Tennessee President Emeritus Joe Johnson
  • Funding Opportunities in Renewable Energy for Local Governments – Will Dodson, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
  • Energy Efficiency Loans for Tennessee Businesses – Amy Bunton, Pathway Lending Vice President
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Green Star Partnership initiatives – Lori Munkeboe, TDEC Sustainability Director
  • Tetra Tech Student Breakout Session
  • Update on Genera Energy Biofuels and Clean Energy Initiatives – Dr. Kelly Tiller or Dr. Sam Jackson, Genera Energy
  • Energy Independence: The Wampler Sausage Story – Ted Wampler
  • Renewable Energy Opportunities in Southeast Tennessee – Larry Stephens, Michael Brady, Inc.
  • Compressed Natural Gas: The Athens Utility District Story – Bob Patterson PBG Energy
  • Alternative Fuels in Southeast Tennessee – Monica Sowers, Cemex Corporation
  • Ducktown Municipal Solar Project – Ben Farmer, Farmer & Associates
  • Wireless Energy Efficient Lighting for College Campuses: A Case for Energy and Security – Zach Wamp, President of Zack Wamp Consulting (invited)

The registration fee is free, but space is limited to 100. The program includes refreshments and lunch. To register, go to by February 18.


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