The U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanoogaâ€™s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratoryâ€™s resources and expertise. ORNL Director Thom Mason announced the office on Monday, May 23, at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at The Chattanoogan hotel.
â€œThis is the best way for us to build on existing ORNL collaborations in Chattanooga and to identify new opportunities,â€ Mason said. â€œThe work involving EPB, the Department of Energy, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory illustrates the power of regional cooperation. We want to accelerate opportunities in developing clean energy technology, manufacturing, and computing.â€
ORNL continues to partner with EPB, a municipally owned utility, on researching the performance, security, and efficiency of Chattanoogaâ€™s electrical system. This research can be applied to make power systems nationwide cleaner, safer and more efficient. [Read more…]