The Office of Energy Programs transferred to TDEC from the TN Department of Economic and Community Development on January 1, 2013, following Governor Haslam's Executive Order No. 25. The Office of Energy Program's grant administration and energy-related education and outreach fit well with TDEC's mission and priorities. Their grant, education and outreach activities complement TDEC's work in energy efficiency, energy conservation and support for renewable fuels as it reduces overall demand for energy and fossil generated power specifically. We are pleased to have the new Office of Energy Programs at TDEC.
Robert J. Martineau, Jr.