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 energy services cooperative. With its core values of integrity, innovation, sustainability, service, and partnerships in mind, Seven States designs, develops, and deploys future-ready solutions for its member-owners by working alongside LPCs as they evaluate the wide range of innovative technologies and environmentally-conscious energy solutions available to them.
As LPCs evolve to meet the changing needs of customers, Seven States provides value through turnkey solutions – from the strategy stage, through infrastructure planning – and makes new technology easy to implement. Seven States deploys solutions that align with its member companies and the Tennessee Valley Authority’s shared vision for distributed energy resources that support grid resiliency, economic development, and carbon reduction efforts.
By endorsing the vision, strategy, and execution principles for Seven States, the board of directors solidified the company’s role in:
- leading “readiness” efforts to prepare LPCs for marketplace opportunities and technology challenges;
- serving as the innovation hub for technology transfer, infrastructure planning, and sharing best practices;
- collaborating with TVA and industry leaders;
- serving as an extension of LPC resources; and,
- leveraging bulk pricing and partnerships to design, develop, and deploy turnkey solutions with a customer-centric focus.
Under the leadership of President and CEO Betsey Kirk McCall, Seven States is well-positioned to design and develop future energy resources, beginning with the rapid deployment of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, customized approaches to solar installations, battery storage research, and the creation of a “middle mile” fiber optic network that will benefit LPCs and local communities across the seven states in the Tennessee Valley.