The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association will host its second Advanced Energy Day at the Legislature on Tuesday.
The event is open to the public and will feature advanced energy and technology exhibits in the Capitol Rotunda throughout the day plus a policy luncheon at noon from the Capitol Hill Building.
The AAEA will use the event to promote the findings of a recent economic impact study that found more than 770 advanced energy companies in Arkansas employing more than 25,000 workers in the advanced energy economy.
"In Arkansas and on a national scale, energy use has been declining in recent years, and there appears little question that energy efficiency and advanced energy technologies are largely responsible," said Steve Patterson, AAEA executive director. "Customers are saving energy costs, and there is an emerging advanced energy business sector that is growing faster than overall economies in most states, including Arkansas. We welcome the opportunity to showcase these business and technologies to our elected officials and show them how supporting the advanced energy sector creates jobs and helps Arkansas families."
Last month, Patterson penned a commentary in Arkansas Business touting the impact of advanced energy on the state's economy.
The 2015 Advanced Energy Day at the Legislature is presented by Siemens Industry Inc. in partnership with Advanced Energy Economy.
Exhibitors will include Centerpoint Energy, Clean Line Energy Partners, FutureFuel Chemical Co., Harrison Energy Partners, Hydro-Temp, McKinstry, MISO, Nat-G: CNG Solutions, NextGen Illumination, Performance Services, Picasolar, Powers of Arkansas, Seal Energy Solutions and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.