Yearly Archives: 2021

Leading EV Readiness Efforts in the Valley

One of the ways Seven States is fulfilling its mission as the future-ready provider in the Tennessee Valley is by helping local power companies (LPCs) meet the changing needs of customers in the electric vehicle (EV) space. In June, as Seven States celebrated the deployment of its 100th EV charger in the Tennessee Valley, it launched EV365 – a utility readiness platform – to help LPCs simplify electrification and create economic value in their communities through a series of tools and

Development of the Middle Mile Fiber Network

By leveraging bulk pricing and strategic partnerships, Seven States is working to stand up a valley-wide fiber transport network to fully interconnect utilities in the Tennessee Valley. The “Middle Mile” fiber optic network, owned and operated by local power companies (LPCs), will enable grid modernization of the electric system, offer operational efficiencies, and enhance reliability for consumers and communities across the seven-state region. As Seven States continues its work to interconnect the 153 LPCs in the Valley, the power of partnerships

Seven States Leading Innovative Work Across the Region

On May 12, Seven States Power Corporation held its first board meeting as a newly independent business. One of the most significant actions taken during the meeting was the board of directors’ unanimous endorsement of a resolution defining Seven States’ role in the Tennessee Valley as a trusted energy solutions provider for local power companies (LPCs). Owned and operated by the 153 LPCs in the Tennessee Valley, Seven States is more than an equipment provider or execution arm, it is an
Seven States Power, BrightRidge, ETSU, and community leaders celebrate the installation of eight EV charging stations on campus.

Celebrating a Major Milestone: 100th EV Charger Installation

On Thursday, Seven States Power Corporation celebrated the installation of eight electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on the campus of East Tennessee State University (ETSU). The project was funded by students, powered by BrightRidge, and marks the 100th installation by Seven States Power in the Tennessee Valley since the company’s first installation in Johnson City in 2019. “It was an exciting day as we celebrated the installation of eight electric vehicle charging stations on the campus of ETSU,” said Betsey Kirk

TVC Panel on Partnerships Features McCall

The Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) National Summit promotes initiatives that advance its mission and encourage ongoing collaboration in energy, science, environment, space, national security and education. Seven States Power was honored to sponsor the event, themed “The Power of Partnerships and Collaboration,” and held June 2-3, 2021, on the University of Tennessee (UT) campus in Knoxville.  One summit session featured a panel discussion moderated by UT Vice President Dr. Stacey Patterson, and featured UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute Executive Director Dr. Joan

Ellis Rounds Out Seven States Team

The appointment of James Ellis as Seven States Power Corp’s vice president of partnerships and project development rounds out the team of experts helping Seven States Power deliver industry-leading expertise in electric vehicle charging infrastructure; solar power generation technology; middle-mile fiber connectivity; battery storage and other game-changing technologies designed to empower the Tennessee Valley’s local power companies to deliver on the promise of safe and reliable clean energy projects. Ellis joins President and CEO Betsey Kirk McCall as well as Clint

Seven States Wants to Put You on the EV-Charger Map

  An EV fast charging station every 50 miles along Tennessee’s interstates and major highways – that’s the goal of the Tennessee Fast Charging Corridor Network, a collaboration between the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC). Designed to help promote adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by alleviating range anxiety while also advancing the State’s goal of establishing a statewide corridor fast-charging network that improves transportation efficiency, reduces vehicle emissions and strengthens the resiliency of

University of Tennessee, Seven States Power, KUB Partner to Gain Valuable EV Insights

  Four years ago, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) launched a new initiative to help future corporate leaders bridge the divide between business and technical teams. The Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program brings together students from the university’s Haslam College of Business and its Tickle College of Engineering to teach them how two very different sides of an organization can work together. In 2020, Seven States Power Corp. partnered with Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) and students from the

Seven States Power Corp. Names Vice President of Partnerships and Project Development

Seven States Power Corp. welcomes James Ellis to the team as the company’s new vice president of partnerships and project development. Bringing more than 15 years of experience in sustainable transportation and clean energy projects, Ellis now holds responsibility for establishing and executing the company’s strategy for electrification and building Seven States Power’s significant collaborations. Starting work on April 1, 2021, Ellis joins Seven States at an opportune moment to help local power companies achieve their EV-charging and clean energy goals.

Seven States Power Launches as Independent Energy Solutions Company

Seven States Power Corporation’s board of directors cast a significant vote today for our energy solutions company. After three years of exponential increases in demand for project management services by the Tennessee Valley’s local power companies (LPCs), the Seven States Power board of directors committed to growing the company by launching it as a self-reliant business with a dedicated staff under the leadership of President & CEO Betsey Kirk McCall. The change, effective this month, will enable Seven States Power to