Smart Energy




The mission of TAG Smart Energy is to drive the Smart Energy Economy and job growth in Georgia. We will realize this mission through the following six points of vision:

  • We will expand our circle of influence through Membership additions to TAG and TAG Smart Energy
  • We will remain focused on enabling Technologies by embracing innovation companies and organizations focused on Smart Energy
  • We will support relevant Sponsors to enhance and lead in our journey
  • We will maintain consistent Communications to create awareness and inspiration around our mission
  • We will form strategic Collaborations to add value through adding clusters, publications and technical briefings on Smart Energy technologies
  • We will Educate our audience and community on ways Smart Energy will significantly impact Jobs and Economic Growth in and through GA

The TAG Smart Energy society will hold meetings every other month discussing their mission, with key speakers, presentations, and panelists. Please continue to check this page for updates.

The term “Smart Energy” refers to a modernization of the nation's electricity, water, and natural gas energy systems to monitor, protect, and automatically optimize the operation of interconnected elements. Smart Energy encompasses the optimization of central and distributed energy generation, renewable energy sources, energy storage, the energy transmission network, distribution systems, industrial users, building automation systems, energy storage installations, end-use consumers and their personal and household devices. Smart Energy is characterized by a two-way flow of information to create an automated, widely distributed energy delivery network. It incorporates the benefits of distributed computing and communications to deliver real-time information and enable the near instantaneous balance of energy supply and demand at the device level.

Smart Energy programs will modernize utility technology and evolve the electricity, water, and natural gas delivery business models, which served the USA well through the 20th Century, to meet new 21st Century challenges. Like an energy internet, Smart Energy will support economic growth and market-driven improvements in the utility market just as technology and new business models revolutionized the telecommunications marketplace in the 1980s and 1990s. The US Federal Government and many State governments support Smart Energy programs (e.g., the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Title XIII – Smart Grid, Sec. 1301-1308). Smart Energy technology enables consumers to manage their energy use better and helps utilities better manage the assets that produce and deliver electricity, water, and natural gas. Smart Energy will result in cleaner, more efficient and more reliable electricity, natural gas, and water for consumers.


  • Increased power reliability and enhanced power quality.
  • Improved physical and cyber-security of electric supply.
  • Increased energy efficiency.
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Expanded consumer options.
  • Reduced utility operational costs over time.


  • Become a member of TAG and join TAG Smart Energy.
  • If you are already a member of TAG, opt in to join TAG Smart Energy in your on-line profile.
  • Become a sponsor of the TAG Smart Energy society and enjoy the benefits of positive branding exposure through our program efforts and meetings.

For any questions please contact Emily Miller at

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Upcoming Events

Smart Energy


TAG Smart Energy Presents: Growing with Solar - Solar Innovation and Urban Agriculture


TAG Smart Energy Partners with 9th Annual Clean Energy Roadshow

TAG Smart Energy Presents: Growing with Solar - Solar Innovation and Urban Agriculture

Thursday, October 3rd 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Manuel's Tavern
602 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Please join us for a round-table discussion among innovators, urban agriculturalists, energy experts, and sustainability professionals addressing opportunities and difficulties of using solar energy in urban farming.
The topic focuses on the intersection of innovative solutions, solar power, and urban agriculture. We’ll discuss the tensions and difficulties that exist (and are required) when trying to innovate in the urban farming arena. The target audience includes those interested in the subject of urban farming and innovations in urban solutions, solar power enthusiasts, and sustainability/go-local advocates.

Bernie Burgener
Executive Director, Greenhouse Accelerator

Brett Hall
Owner, Freewheel Farms

James Marlow
President & Co-Founder, Rediance Solar

Melissa Mattee
Fulton County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, University of Georgia Extension

Jim McCutcheon
CEO, HighGrove Partners and Copiana

Todd Eittreim
Farm Operations Manager, Global Growers

TAG Members $15
Non-Members $35

Parking is available across the street or behind Manuel’s Tavern. Ride-share or carpool is encouraged, as the restaurant will be operating normally in addition to the event.


Thursday, Oct 03, 2019 5:30 PM to
Thursday, Oct 03, 2019 7:30 PM


602 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-1433 US
602 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-1433
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TAG Smart Energy Partners with 9th Annual Clean Energy Roadshow

Georgia Power Customer Resource Center
4404 N. Shallowford Rd.
Atlanta GA 30338


• Alternative Fuel Safety and Economy
• Fleet and Transportation Projects
• Propane AutoGas for Schools & Fleet
• Direct uses of Natural Gas
• Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles
• Electric Vehicles (EVs)
• Fleet Fueling Infrastructure
• EV Charging Technology
• Cyber Security
• State & Federal Energy Policy & Rebates
• Georgia’s Clean Energy Future

A 2-hour Seminar and Commercial Vehicle Display:
Map your sustainability and economic development plan using natural gas, electric (EV) and propane AutoGas vehicles. Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols hosts a guided, walking showcase of alt-fuel cars, trucks and buses followed by a seminar on current trends in alternative fuel vehicle technology, transportation, energy security and resilience, for rural and uban communities. Technology Association of Georgia and Clean Cities Georgia highlight their work building a clean tech future. Schedule a commercial fleet test drive with OEM reps.

Mayors, City & County Administrators, Energy
Managers, Public Works Directors, Fleet
Managers, Shop Foremen, Business and Manufacturing Execs, Sustainability Officers, Technology Officers and others.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the growth trends in electric, propane and natural gas uses in transportation.
• How to evaluate each option relative to your needs and uses (fuel fit).

• Where to turn for additional resources and advice on funding and project implementation.


Georgia Power
Blue Bird
Clean Cities Georgia
Natural Gas Association of Georgia
Atlanta Gas Light


Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 9:00 AM to
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 12:00 PM


4404 N Shallowford Rd
Georgia Power Customer Resource Center
Atlanta, GA 30338-6438 US
4404 N Shallowford Rd
Georgia Power Customer Resource Center
Atlanta, GA 30338-6438
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