Leading Analyst Firm Selects Innovative Companies in Supply Chain Services
Green Mountain Technology (formerly known as Green Mountain Consulting), a leading provider of Parcel Spend Management solutions, has been included in Gartner's new list of "Cool Vendors." Green Mountain Technology (GMT) has been selected alongside four other companies in Gartner's "Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Services, 2015" report. Companies chosen for this report are determined solely by Gartner's analyst team. Gartner analysts look for innovative, impactful and intriguing companies for the Cool Vendor Reports.
USDA Awards Grants to Help Rural Communities Create Jobs and Strengthen Economic Development Capacity
Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah announced the selection of 31 community-based organizations in 17 states and the District of Columbia for grants to help small rural communities create jobs and boost economic development. The grants are being made available through USDA Rural Development's Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program.
Grant supports land acquisition and expansion for Beaman Park
The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $20,000 grant to Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation (TennGreen). The grant is for the acquisition of the 13-acre Blueberry Hill tract, which borders Beaman Parkand is a critical inholding for the park.
Tantalus Network Delivering Highly Reliable AMI Data at Chattanooga EPB, America’s Fastest Smart Grid
TUNet’s near real-time data delivery capability enabling state-of-the-art EPB Operational Analytics
Tantalus, a leading provider of smart grid solutions for municipal and cooperative utilities, and Chattanooga Electric Power Board (EPB) have announced that performance results from the utility’s TUNet AMI deployment, which was completed in 2013, effectively make the eastern Tennessee utility the most reliable and fastest AMI system in North America. Since deployment began in 2010, EPB reports that TUNet has utilized the city’s existing state-of-the-art fiber optic network to deliver highly accurate 15-minute interval consumption data 96 times each day from more than 175,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers back to the utility control center at reliability rates approaching 99 percent. This demonstrated ability to deliver large quantities of near real-time interval data at superior reliability levels is a distinctive feature of the TUNet network, which, unlike many competitive systems, is not limited to the delivery of batched AMI data just four to six times daily.
A leading center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will soon have a new director: accomplished faculty member Terry Hazen is taking the helm at the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment.
The appointment was announced this week by College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis.