News & Events

Battery Storage Is Charging Up

The Tennessee Valley has an opportunity to lead the nation in battery storage technology.  As its members, the Local Power Companies (LPCs), explore battery storage options, Seven States is the go-to partner to streamline the process, aggregate projects for grant funding, and facilitate a successful deployment. Seven States has broad experience building partnerships to deploy a variety of different storage technologies, including at the US Space and Rocket Center, the University of Memphis, and Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Smyrna, TN. Through

A New Day for LPC Cybersecurity

The electric infrastructure in the Tennessee Valley keeps the lights on for millions of homes and businesses.  Protecting these assets from cyber threats is critically important.  While government entities are increasingly getting involved in the domestic cybersecurity arena, LPCs can now find solutions closer to home. True to its purpose as an innovation hub and technology solutions provider for LPCs, Seven States is offering LPCs a tailored solution to this pressing challenge. Through its partnership with INTUITIVE, a technology management and

Seven States ‘Celebrates Innovation’ at 2022 Annual Meeting in Memphis, TN

Seven States Power Corporation held its 2022 Annual Meeting November 2-3 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus in Memphis, Tennessee. The two-day event kicked off with a board meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 2. Leaders of LPCs across the Tennessee Valley participated in a business meeting the following morning, which was followed by guest speakers and an expert panel discussion. A dedication ceremony for two new solar workstations concluded the gathering. “Our theme

Seven States Launches Valley Innovation Ambassadors Initiative

Seven States President & CEO Betsey Kirk McCall announced at the 2022 Annual Meeting that the cooperative has launched the Valley Innovation Ambassadors (VIA) initiative as part of its guiding principle to serve as an innovation hub for LPCs. The purpose of this initiative is twofold: to highlight our ambassadors’ innovative accomplishments in the Valley, and to share lessons learned/best practices about technology products and services provided by Seven States. This group of ambassadors are leading their respective communities through technology.

Seven States, MLGW, FedEx Institute of Technology Install Solar Workstations At the University of Memphis

Following the 2022 Annual Meeting, Seven States and LPCs across the Tennessee Valley gathered to celebrate a unique and sustainable new feature on the University of Memphis campus: two new solar-powered workstations made possible by member-owner MLGW, Seven States Power Corporation, and the FedEx Institute of Technology. The new solar-powered workstations allow students, faculty, and staff to charge their mobile devices for free via power generated from solar panels on top of the umbrellas. Batteries in the workstation store energy for

Strategic Partnerships Enhance Offerings

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

Seven States Awarded Grant, Secures Funding for EV Charging Stations Across the I-75, I-81 Corridors

CHATTANOOGA, TN – October 20, 2022 – Seven States Power Corporation, a nonprofit cooperative owned by local power companies (LPCs) throughout the Tennessee Valley, has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Enhanced DC Fast Charger Installation Project. The funding will allow three new charging stations – each with 2 or 4 chargers – to be built in strategic locations along the I-75 and I-81 corridors, filling current gaps in EV charging infrastructure. These chargers

INTUITIVE and Seven States Power Corporation to offer local power companies enhanced cybersecurity protection at lower rates

Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE®) and Seven States Power Corporation are launching a partnership to deliver an innovative, managed cybersecurity service for local power companies (“LPCs”) across the Tennessee Valley. The new joint service, called the Grid Cyber Protection Service (GCPS), will protect critical infrastructure while overcoming the staffing and budgetary challenges of going alone. Seven States Power Corporation is an energy solutions cooperative that is owned and operated by the 153 LPCs across seven states of the Tennessee Valley.

Seven States and Partners Install 2 New EV Fast Chargers in Cullman, Alabama

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, Seven States Power Corporation, Cullman Electric Cooperative, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Drive Electric Alabama unveiled two new DC fast chargers in Cullman, Alabama, to help reduce a barrier to widespread electric vehicle (“EV”) adoption: range anxiety. The new chargers are strategically located along Alabama Highway 157 and are part of a statewide initiative coordinated by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). The chargers are part of the regional Fast Charge Network, which

Driving Electric in Tennessee Just Got Easier

Martin is the first city in Tennessee to connect to Fast Charge TN and TVA’s regional Fast Charge Network MARTIN, Tenn. – As automakers retool their factories to build electric vehicles (EV), many more EVs will be on the road in the next two decades. To make sure Tennessee is ready, Weakley County Municipal Electric System (WCMES) and the City of Martin are removing one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption in the U.S. – charging infrastructure. WCMES announced on