Seven States Power Corporation returns as a support partner sponsor for the 2020 Tennessee Valley Solar Conference hosted by TenneSEIA (Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association).
The conference will be held on Wednesday October 7, 2020 in Franklin, Tenn. at the Embassy Suites, Nashville at Cool Springs. Seven States executive vice president of market strategy and corporate operations Betsey Kirk McCall will participate on the event’s flexibility panel.
Seven States members who attend the event will receive 25% off the conference fee.
Seven States Power Corporation will be able to provide an even higher level of service to its members thanks to the formation of a subsidiary, Seven States Energy, LLC. The subsidiary will provide us flexibility to leverage tax incentives and provide other resources that aid in the economic viability of member-owned – and Seven States enabled – distributed generation and renewable technology projects across the Tennessee Valley.
“We timed the creation of our LLC subsidiary to align with the ‘flexibility’ offerings
Seven States Power is building a load management simulation laboratory that will enable us to show members how DER Management System (DERMS) software works in real time, and to discuss the capabilities it offers those seeking to manage costs by filling valleys and shaving peaks. The first of a four-phase development is complete, with a full-scale build-out scheduled for completion next year.
“The lab will serve as a research tool for Seven States to test new technologies, integrate technologies into our
In just over a year, the boards of directors for four local power companies have confirmed their commitment to Seven States Power Corporation by passing a resolution of membership. In 2019, Alabama’s Scottsboro EB and Tennessee’s Jellico Electric & Water Systems joined, and in recent months Alabama’s Franklin EC and Russellville EB confirmed membership, bringing to 133 the total number of Seven States Power members. Each of the companies paid dues when the electric cooperative was formed in 2007 but only
Opening our members to a world of distributed energy resources (DERs) – solar, EVs and battery storage just to name a few – and offering a system to manage the connected devices (DERMS) has been a primary focus of our team over the last two years. As our members deploy more DERs and enjoy greater flexibility to build distributed generation assets, it is becoming increasingly important that together we recognize both the opportunities and risks associated with each new grid-connected device.
In much the same way that DER devices are connecting consumers to the electrical grid, a partnership established with the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in September 2019 is connecting us to a network of technology partners and a world of possibilities. Last fall, when ORNL leaders participated in our annual meeting held at their site just outside of Knoxville, Tenn., it sparked both a relationship and an invitation to Seven States Power Corporation’s Betsey Kirk McCall
Seven States Power joined Amazon and Home Depot on an elite list of “power buyers” when in March it inked a deal with ChargePoint to purchase the company’s Home Flex electric vehicle chargers in bulk at discounted prices. The two mammoth retailers previously carried exclusive “Authorized Reseller” rights to ChargePoint’s residential products in the eastern U.S. Now, Seven States Power can leverage the buying power of local power companies across the Valley to purchase units for resale through local power companies.
We ended last week by celebrating a new chapter in the history of @STEMC_TN alongside @TVAnews, @TNEnvironment, @freedhardeman, and local leaders. Together, we are building out the Valley’s EV infrastructure.