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2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker

Tim Echols

Vice Chair

Georgia PSC


Echols is the vice-chair of the Georgia PSC. The PSC’s primary job is energy regulation. When Echols took office, Georgia was 34th in solar power. Georgia will be 4th in installed solar by 2024.

Echols has also created the Clean Energy Roadshow which has traveled the state every summer for the last 12 years. This educational event travels to cities around the state helping commuters, businesses, and municipal governments evaluate alternative fuel for their transportation and residential use.

Echols has had 6 EVs and two CNG vehicles. He heads the EV Braintrust for Georgia. He co-leads the Hydrogen Energy Braintrust  with Sen Jon Ossoff

He has three degrees from the University of Georgia. Shortly after graduating from UGA, Tim and his wife Windy founded TeenPact, a training experience for conservative high school students. The program began at the Georgia Capitol and now operates in all 50 states, having trained 60,000 students. After building TeenPact, Echols ran for and was elected to statewide office in 2010 serving as Public Service Commissioner.

In 2020, Conservatives for Clean Energy dubbed Echols the “Solar Architect of Georgia.” Georgia will be 4th in installed solar by 2024.