Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council Annual Meeting
Name: Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council Annual Meeting
Date: March 5, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST
You're invited to attend TAEBC's Annual Meeting at Schneider Electric's Nashville Hub in Franklin, Tennessee. Our annual meeting will feature: Bob Rolfe, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development In light of Tennessee’s evolving manufacturing sector, Commissioner Rolfe will share his priorities for the department and how the electric vehicle industry fits into Tennessee’s economy. David Salyers, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Commissioner Salyers will present an update on the Drive Electric Tennessee initiative and how the state is moving swiftly to promote electric vehicle adoption and increase charging infrastructure availability. Note: There will be time reserved for Audience Q&A following the commissioners’ presentations. Chris Angelides, U.S. Energy Transition Program Manager, Shell Angelides will present on Shell’s Sky Scenario, an approach to achieve net-zero emissions from energy use by 2070. The company is accelerating into alternative energy, with plans to spend up to $1 billion per year on its New Energies division. Cortney Piper, Vice President & Executive Director, Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council Piper will reflect on Tennessee’s most significant advanced energy milestones in 2019 and what we can expect in the year ahead. Drew Frye, Technology Innovation Power Utilization Engineer, TVA As electric vehicles continue to gain momentum, Frye will discuss how TVA is taking advantage of this opportunity to become a leader in plugging in to the future. Helge Nestler, President, Ginko & Ira Weiss, Principal, Weiss Associates Enrolled in TAEBC’s Energy Mentor Network, Nestler will present his company’s power pitch. Later, Weiss will join the discussion on how Nestler has progressed and matured as an entrepreneur who is solving some of the nation’s critical energy challenges. Presentation of the Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award Happy Hour 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.