A surge in electric vehicle (EV) production is coming and Seven States Power leads the way in helping local power companies and communities throughout the Tennessee Valley establish a foothold in this exciting space.
Over 18 months, we have installed 64 EV chargers in the Valley. Over 20 of those have been installed since June of this year, with many more scheduled for installation this fall. Spring and summer installations included:
- Hartselle, Ala., Utilities – 2 Level 2 Chargers
- Greeneville, Tenn., L&P – 1 DC Fast Charger
- Cullman, Ala., Power Board – 2 Level 2 Chargers
- Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tenn. – 1 DC Fast Charger
- Tri-County EMC, Lafayette, Tenn. – 2 Level 2 Chargers
- Upper Cumberland EMC, Carthage, Tenn., – 4 Level 2 Chargers (2 in Carthage; 2 in Livingston)
- Marshall-DeKalb EMC, Boaz, Ala., – 2 Level 2 Chargers
- Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Utilities – 2 Level 2 Chargers
- 4-County EPA, Columbus, Miss., – 1 Level 2 Charger
- United States Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Ala. – 4 Level 2 Chargers
- Elizabethton, Tenn., Electric Department – 4 Level 2 Chargers
In addition to managing a busy installation schedule, Brad Rains, Seven States Power’s director of DER deployments participated in Drive Electric Tennessee’s first-ever Driving EV Leadership event in Johnson City, Tenn., on September 29. The event, which was open to the public was hosted by Drive Electric Tennessee, the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) in celebration of Drive Electric Week.
TDEC Commissioner David Salyers spoke of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s commitment to building a robust transportation infrastructure to connect rural and urban communities in the state and the role EV technology can play in that. He also noted how EV technology can create economic opportunity and keep fuel dollars in the state.
About the event, Rains said, “Seven States plays a key role in building the EV infrastructure, not only in Tennessee but across the entire Tennessee Valley, that is critical to increased EV adoption. We wanted to show our support to Drive Electric Tennessee as they work to build awareness of electric vehicles in this part of Tennessee.”