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Tennessee Partners Launch ‘Second-Life’ Battery Storage Project as Electric Vehicle Adoption Grows

Nissan, Middle Tennessee Electric, UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, Tennessee State University and Seven States Power Corp. Announce Innovative Battery Storage Project   FRANKLIN, Tennessee – June 16, 2022 – Nissan, Middle Tennessee Electric, the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, Tennessee State University and Seven States Power Corporation are teaming up to launch an innovative second-life battery storage project. The rapid transition to electric vehicles and the escalating need for energy storage is driving demand for innovative approaches to repurposing used

Seven States Power Corporation Plans for Continued Growth

As member-owners continue to innovate and plan for new technology deployments in our region, Seven States is excited to announce a search for two additional full-time staff members. By hiring a director of technology alignment and director of business support services, Seven States will remain well-positioned to support and serve the growing needs of the 153 local power companies (LPCs) in the Tennessee Valley. “As the demand for our services grows across the Tennessee Valley, we are constructing a team that

Middle Mile Project Progressing, Nearing Launch of Phase II

As we work together to build a middle mile fiber network that will interconnect local power companies (LPCs) across the Tennessee Valley, Seven States is excited to announce the Valley-wide project is on track and moving toward the launch of Phase II. The middle mile network will benefit the interconnected electric grid within the Tennessee Valley by enabling grid modernization while also facilitating deployments of broadband services to unserved and underserved communities. We believe the network will serve as the communications

Making Strides Through TVA’s Fast Charge Network

Earlier this year, Seven States was proud to join member-owner Fort Payne Improvement Authority (FPIA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) in celebrating the installation of two electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in Fort Payne, the first operational charging site in TVA’s regional Fast Charge Network. The Fast Charge Network supports the broader National Electric Highway Coalition, enabling long-distance electric vehicle travel by placing public fast chargers every 50 miles along interstates

Seven States Holds Cyber Security Awareness Webinar for Member-Owners

Thank you to our member-owners and panelists who joined our 2022 cyber security webinar last month. The webinar built on our 2020 cyber security awareness series, which focused on the identify function of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security Framework and introduced tools from the American Public Power Association (APPA) and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) that local power companies can use to perform cyber security assessments. In PART II, we focused on the detect and

Helping Member-Owners Navigate Broadband Grant Applications

Thank you to our member-owners and panelists who joined our Middle Mile webinar in February! As we work together to build a middle mile network that will interconnect local power companies (LPCs) across the Valley for both electric system and broadband benefits, Seven States facilitated a conversation on how LPCs can apply for middle mile infrastructure in their Tennessee grant application. We heard from a panel of grant experts on what infrastructure qualifies for the state grant and discussed the best

Seven States Team Doubles in Size in First Year as Independent Organization

Over the past two months, Seven States Power Corporation has welcomed three new team members, doubling its size over the past year to better support and serve its member-owners, the 153 local power companies in the Tennessee Valley. Lance Irwin, Marleen Hamilton, and Joe Knox join the organization less than one year after Seven States launched as an independent organization, now growing the team to seven who will support member technology projects. “We could not be more excited to welcome Lance,

Celebrating First Operational Charging Site in TVA’s Fast Charge Network

On January 24, 2022, Seven States Power Corporation joined member-owner Fort Payne Improvement Authority (FPIA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) in celebrating the installation of two electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in Fort Payne, making it the first operational charging site in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) regional Fast Charge Network. The Fast Charge Network supports the broader National Electric Highway Coalition, enabling long-distance electric vehicle travel by placing public fast

Seven States Power Corporation to Hold 2022 Annual Meeting in Memphis

2021 was an exciting year for the Tennessee Valley and for Seven States. We became an independent business, grew our team, and continued our work as the trusted technology solutions provider for our member-owners. Looking to the future, and with our members in the driver’s seat, we are laser-focused on helping LPCs meet their needs on electric vehicle charging, solar, fiber, load management, and more. As we celebrate innovation and the work being done across the Valley, we are excited to

Irwin Joins Seven States Power Corporation at Time of Exciting Growth

Entering a new year amidst substantial growth, Seven States Power Corporation this week welcomed a new team member with the addition of Lance Irwin, who will serve as Vice President of Research and Portfolio Optimization. Irwin joins Seven States from the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, where he most recently served as Director of Energy Solutions Technology. Less than a year after Seven States launched as an independent business, the trusted energy and technology solutions provider has nearly doubled its