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 grow its services and compete for larger projects for the benefit of its member-owners, the electric power distributors in the Tennessee Valley.
With rapid change in the electric utility industry in recent years and even more on the horizon, Seven States Power, developed by TVPPA in 2007, is preparing for exponential growth. While our operations and governance have always been separate from TVPPA, we have shared staff. Three of those staff members will transition to Seven States Power in April. McCall will serve as president, Clint Wilson as senior vice president of engineering and market innovation and Steve Noe as vice president of sustainability and energy resilience. We will soon add a vice president of partnerships and project development to the team.
“The power industry is evolving more rapidly than ever before and consumer demand for innovative technologies and environmentally conscious energy solutions has reached a new level,” said Jeff Dykes, chairman of the Seven States Power board. “Seven States Power is focused on empowering its members to meet consumer demand in an evolving utility marketplace.”
Our team designs, develops and deploys energy solutions that enable power distributors to modernize and grow their business, meet the needs of existing customers and attract new ones, and ultimately benefit the communities they serve. We help member-utilities plan and build distribution-scale solar arrays, procure and install electric vehicle charging infrastructure, provide ways to manage power system demand, and deploy other advanced technologies such as battery storage. In 2020, Seven States deployed “Project Liftoff,” a combined technology project consisting of a solar canopy, battery storage and electric vehicle chargers installed at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., in partnership with Huntsville Utilities.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to lead Seven States and this talented team of experts. Working collaboratively with our members, vendors and partners we can broaden our impact and accelerate the adoption of new technologies in the Tennessee Valley such that the benefits can be realized at a faster rate,” said McCall. “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our reach and deliver the power of possibilities for a brighter tomorrow.”