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 mechanisms that will allow them to take full advantage of the growing transportation electrification market in the Valley. EV365 kicked off on June 4 with more than 100 participants attending a webinar focused on Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC).

The EV365 platform has three initial market verticals for fueling electric vehicles, including DCFC, commercial applications for Level-2 charging (fleet and public use cases), and residential smart charging infrastructure. EV365 provides best practices and utility insights to help meet the daily fueling needs of any customer and is intended to make the transition to delivering electric fuel easy for LPCs. Seven States is continuing to add tools and resources to the EV365 platform and encourages LPCs to reach out for help with fleet transition planning, customer product/ program design, and charging infrastructure solutions for their communities. EV365 is a one-stop resource for LPC’s electric transportation needs.

Over the next year, you will see communications from Seven States about EV365 as we hold webinars, conduct tours, and host other collaborative events.

In the second installment of the EV365 webinar series, Seven States Vice President of Partnerships and Project Development James Ellis will be joined by special guests from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to explore the new DCFC program launching in Tennessee, which provides LPCs with 80% of the funding to deploy DCFC in their service territory and lower a critical barrier to the adoption of electric vehicles in the Valley.

LPCs, keep an eye out for more information from Seven States on how you can join the conversation on August 3 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET to learn more about the program and how you can participate. Ellis will also share more about how Seven States can provide charging infrastructure and full turnkey solutions for DCFC projects.