One of the major assets Seven States brings to its LPC member-owners is the valuable relationships it can leverage to get projects completed quickly and easily. In fact, it has never been easier for LPCs to tap into this growing network of relationships for the good of their customers.

Recently, Seven States has added two new industry leaders to its growing list of official partners: LightWave Solar and INTUITIVE.

Seven States has partnered with LightWave Solar to design, develop, and deploy solar solutions for LPCs with standardized pricing.

Although the company primarily operates within the Tennessee Valley, LightWave Solar is a nationally ranked industry leader. Since its inception in 2006, LightWave Solar has completed over 1,200 residential and commercial solar projects.

“The partnership between Seven States and LightWave will provide local power companies with a high level of solar expertise, and LightWave looks forward to helping LPCs meet their solar project goals,” said Chris Koczaja, President & CEO of LightWave.

Seven States and LightWave Solar have a history of successful partnerships, including the custom-designed solar parking canopy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, which was launched at the 2020 Seven States Annual Meeting, and the unique solar arbor at Rock City Gardens on Lookout Mountain, GA, unveiled at the 2021 Seven States Annual Meeting.

For more information about Seven States’ partnership with LightWave Solar, please contact Steve Noe, VP of Energy Resilience and Sustainability, at

Seven States also recently partnered with INTUITIVE Research & Technology Corporation to bring cutting-edge cyber protection to the Valley. This unique partnership has resulted in an innovative, managed cybersecurity service called the Grid Cyber Protection Service (GCPS) which is already protecting critical infrastructure while overcoming the staffing and budgetary challenges of going alone. Based on INTUITIVE’s DECIDE™ Platform, GCPS is a comprehensive approach to critical infrastructure cybersecurity while remaining modular and integrated with existing investments in cybersecurity tools for even greater flexibility.

GCPS will make the entire region’s electrical grid stronger by supporting LPCs with a full-time cybersecurity staff, vulnerability and risk assessments, continuous monitoring and reporting, managed threat detection and correlation, digital forensics, malware/ ransomware protection, threat hunting, reconnaissance, and endpoint protection. For more information about the GCPS, reach out to Seven States’ BJ Bernard, Director of Technology Alignment, at

INTUITIVE Senior Advisor Chuck Speaks added, “This partnership with Seven States will allow INTUITIVE cybersecurity subject matter experts to provide a one-of-a-kind service that addresses LPCs’ unique cyber challenges while overcoming common staffing and budgetary pressures.