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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

Seven States Power Corporation Expands Team Amidst Substantial Growth

Less than one year after Seven States Power Corporation launched as an independent business under the leadership of Betsey Kirk McCall, the trusted energy and technology solutions provider is expanding with the addition of two full-time team members. Joining the team are Marleen Hamilton and Joe Knox, who bring unique experience to help Seven States deliver industry-leading expertise in electric vehicle charging infrastructure; solar power generation technology; middle-mile fiber connectivity; battery storage; and other game-changing technologies designed to empower the Tennessee

A Letter From the Desk of Seven States President and CEO Betsey Kirk McCall

Seven States Member-Owners, Partners, and Friends, Following the conclusion of our annual meeting, I want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and thank each of you for allowing Seven States to serve you in 2021. As those of you in attendance at Rock City heard, there are a lot of exciting things happening in the Tennessee Valley. At Seven States, we are proud to play a distinct role in that progress as the trusted energy and technology

Seven States Power Corporation Presents Awards at 2021 Annual Meeting

Each year at its annual meeting, Seven States Power Corporation recognizes companies, organizations, and/or individuals who are playing outsized roles in moving the Tennessee Valley forward. This year, Seven States was proud to present its Innovation Champion Award to an organization that embraces the spirit of innovation and exemplifies it in their operations: See Rock City, Inc. See Rock City, Inc. President and CEO Susan Harris accepted the award on Rock City’s behalf. Read more about the completion of a new

Seven States Holds 2021 Annual Meeting at Rock City Amidst Substantial Growth

Seven States Power Corporation held its 2021 annual meeting November 4-5 at Rock City in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, just miles from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. The two-day event kicked off with a board meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, November 4, with the business meeting following on the morning of Friday, November 5. “We were thrilled to host our members and special guests at Rock City in the beautiful Scenic City for this year’s annual meeting and solar arbor dedication,” said Betsey

Photo Gallery: 2021 Seven States Annual Meeting at Rock City

Seven States Power Corporation held its 2021 annual meeting November 4-5 at Rock City in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, just miles from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. The two-day event kicked off with a board meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, November 4, with the business meeting following on the morning of Friday, November 5. Much of the discussion centered around the substantial growth Seven States has experienced since it launched as a self-reliant energy solutions company in February 2021. Featured guest speakers on