Seven States is solving technology challenges incrementally with each LPC while solving them at scale for the Valley. To date, we have partnered with 88 LPCs on a wide variety of projects, including:

  • Deployed 182 EV charging ports (283 in the pipeline) that have fueled +32,800 charging sessions with 550,000 kWh of energy
  • Secured $15M in grants for EV charger deployments
  • Installed 4 unique solar installations, a microgrid, and executing a plan to deploy 300 MW of distributed battery storage on more than 50 sites with 20 LPCs
  • Developing the Seven States Middle Mile Network to interconnect LPCs across the Valley
  • Partnering with industry leaders to deliver a cybersecurity solution for local utilities

Seven States is deploying solutions that align with the goals of increased grid resiliency, economic development, and decarbonization shared by LPCs and TVA.  On the heels of the most successful year in its history in terms of project completion and financial growth, the member-owners of Seven States unanimously re-elected 7 members of the Board of Directors:

  • DIV 1 — Teresa Broyles-Aplin of Nashville ES
  • DIV 2 — Dana Jeanes of MLGW
  • DIV 5 — Jeff Dykes of BrightRidge
  • DIV 6 — Shannon Littleton of Lenoir City UB
  • DIV 8 — Keith Carnahan of Meriwether Lewis EC
  • NAPPA — Phillip Chaney of Scottsboro EPB
  • WDMA — Terry Wimberley of Paris Utility Authority

Seven States’ Board of Directors, executive leadership, and staff are fully aligned on this organization’s role in the Valley: to build the grid of the future.

Seven States hosted its Annual Meeting in Bowling Green, KY, in November that offered attendees the opportunity to hear a keynote address from TVA President & CEO Jeff Lyash, a presentation about innovation by National Corvette Museum Board Chairman Kai Spande, and a panel discussion moderated by Erik Brinke of Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation with Seven States’ Valley Innovation Ambassadors Jennifer Brogdon of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, Mary McDuffa of the City of Florence Electricity Department, Chuck Bowlin of Greenville Energy Authority, and Jeff Hurd of Hopkinsville Electric System.

President/CEO Betsey Kirk McCall delivered a President’s Report in which she said:

“Thinking creatively, measuring risk, and executing rapidly is the innovative way Seven States operates because we know the grid of the future will push the public power model in the Valley to move faster in the next 10 years than it has in the past 90 – and the Valley needs an innovative partner to support this transformation. In other words, the real fuel for the grid of the future is continuous innovation.”