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3rd Annual Tennessee Renewable Energy Economic Development Council Conference

December 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

December 15, 2016

1:30 pm :   Welcome and Introductions

  • Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton
  • TTU President Dr. Phil Oldham
  • TREEDC President Mayor Dwain Land
  • Philippines/Alabama Delegations

2:00 pm: Renewable Energy in the Tennessee Valley:

Mike McWherter, TVA Board member (confirmed)

2:30 pm: Renewable Energy Grants for Local Governments:

Lori Munkeboe Director, Office of Sustainable Practices, TDEC at State of Tennessee

2:45 pm: Compressed Natural Gas for Municipal and Commercial Fleets in Tennessee

Pat Riley, Gibson County Utility District/TREEDC Board Member

3:00 pm: Panel 1

Energy Efficiency for Local Governments

  • Dunlap, Tennessee Comprehensive Energy Project : Brian Stone, NORESCO
  • Montgomery County Energy Efficiency Project:  Ryan Ball, SIEMENS Industry
  • Wastewater Systems Energy Efficiency Projects: TDEC, Ben Bolton, TDEC Office of Energy Programs
  • Knoxville’s Municipal Energy Portfolio , Brian Blackmon, Sustainability Project  Manager, the City of Knoxville

4:15 pm: TREEDC Champions Awards

4:30 pm: Adjournment 

5:30 pm: Evening receptions – Downtown Cookeville –  Relax and network and enjoy fellowship with attendees.


December 16, 2016

8:00 am: TREEDC Breakfast Buffet   

8:15 am Brief Remarks by Conference Booth Exhibitors and Sponsors/Door Prizes 

8:30 am Economic Development Opportunities with Renewable Energy

Ted Townsend, State Economic & Community Development Chief Operating Officer

9:00 am: Panel 2

Innovation in Renewable Energy

  • Crab Orchard Wind Development, Harry Snyder, Apex Energy
  • Geothermal in Schools, Jason Gentry,, Mid-State Construction
  • TREEDC Municipal Waste to Energy Project – Port of Cates Landing – Michael  Harrelson, Epurga
  • PHG Waste to Energy: Scott McRae, City of Lebanon Project Manager – Gasification Initiative

10:15 am: Panel 3 

Creative Solar Opportunities

  • Graysville/Monterey Small City Solar, James Talley, Hannah Solar
  • Community Solar Gardens, Carlos Mayer, Vis Solis
  • Residential Solar, Ginny Kincer, TN Solar Solutions
  • Nashville Convention Center, Brian Bickel, Lightwave Solar

11:30: Adjournment 



December 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am
December 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Tennessee Tech University
1 William L Jones Dr
Cookeville, TN 38505 United States
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