Office of Energy Programs

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs (OEP) provides informational assistance pertaining to inquiries regarding energy efficiency; energy management; renewable energy; energy security planning, preparedness, and response; and energy in transportation (alternative fuels and sustainable transportation options). For information regarding OEP’s programs, please visit our website at

OEP does not provide comments on projects seeking TDEC’s review through a request for environmental consultation.

What types of projects are suitable for environmental consultation from TDEC OEP?

As Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Energy-designated Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition, TDEC OEP can provide environmental consultation tied to fleet or individual deployment of alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and advanced vehicle technologies.

OEP can also connect parties with various contacts that may be able to provide technical assistance or environmental consultation on other energy-related topics. Any requests for information may be submitted directly to Ben Bolton, Energy Programs Administrator, OEP, at or Mark Finlay, Energy Analyst, OEP, at

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