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EmPower TN

The State of Tennessee's EmPower program aims to reduce energy consumption and costs for State-owned and managed facilities through the implementation of energy efficiency projects and energy management systems.

Using energy more efficiently is a critical first step in reducing costs and improving the State’s environmental footprint. EmPower is a part of the effort to keep our state an attractive place to live, work, and visit.

EmPower TN At a Glance:

   $37.5 million are appropriated for State energy efficiency projects.
•   As of Q2 2019, $35.5 million are obligated to 34 energy efficiency projects benefiting 64 State-owned facilities across Tennessee.
   The estimated annual utility savings are $4.5 million/year with an average project simple payback of 7.9 years.
   The estimated annual energy savings are 40.6 million kWh.

EmPower TN Energy Conservation Measures:

   Optimization of Building Automation Systems (Existing Building Commissioning)
   Installation of LED lighting and control systems
•   Installation of wireless thermostats for unitary equipment
   Mechanical upgrades for chilled water valves (Energy smart digital valves with controls)
•   Replacement of inefficient HVAC equipment
•   Boileren replacements (condensing boilers)
•   Cooling Tower replacements


Jeremy McBride

Sr. Data Analyst
TDEC Office of Energy Programs, State Facility Utility Management