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Is your LPC prepared for a cyber threat?

Cybercriminals and cyberwarriors are targeting utilities. Gone are the days when cybersecurity was a nicety. Today, it’s a necessity. Entities ranging from the federal government and hospitals to ports and power companies have been, are currently, and will continue to be attacked in increasingly sophisticated manners. Bad actors target power companies for a variety of reasons beyond controlling or disrupting power supply. Ransomware attacks are used to hold data or critical systems “hostage” until a ransom is paid, generating large payoffs

Seven States Holds Webinar on USDA Grants for Valley LPCs

There’s never been a better time for LPCs in the Tennessee Valley to pursue renewable energy solutions thanks to federal funding opportunities and flexibility options by TVA. With that in mind, Seven States recently held a webinar on the topic of USDA’s PACE and New ERA grant programs — two programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act that represent the largest investment in rural electrification since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act into law in 1936. Attendees, representing

16 EV Chargers in 8 Weeks: LPCs Trust Seven States

What do Clarksville, Lawrenceburg, Bristol, Hohenwald, and Pontotoc, all have in common? They are all home to brand new EV fast chargers thanks to LPCs who trust Seven States to design, develop, and deploy innovative technology like charging infrastructure in their communities. Tennessee’s Fast Charge Network is being built thanks to the collaboration of numerous public, private, and nonprofit entities all working together for the good of America’s current and future EV drivers. As the country – and especially the Tennessee

Driving Electric Just Got Easier in Bean Station, TN

Bean Station will soon connect to Fast Charge TN and regional Fast Charge Network Bean Station, Tennessee – As automakers retool their factories to build electric vehicles (EVs), many more EVs will be on the roadways in the next decade. AEC is helping to ensure that Tennessee is ready with charging infrastructure. On April 5, 2023, at 10:00 A.M., AEC announced that it has installed two fast chargers at Subway in Bean Station as part of Fast Charge TN, a partnership

Middle Mile Fiber Optic Network

The Seven States Middle Mile Network (SSMMN) will be a private carrier-grade communications fiber optic network built, owned, and operated by Seven States Power Corporation (Seven States) and its membership comprised of Local Power Companies (LPC) across TN, KY, MS, AL, GA, NC, and VA. The network will connect the internet backbone to LPC last mile providers and will deliver both broadband and electric system benefits. For LPCs offering broadband services, the SSMMN will deliver high-speed, reliable internet to each participating

$700 Million Available for Community EV Charging

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently opened the first round of funding for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program. The program, established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide $2.5 billion over five years to fund electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities across the country and along designated highways, interstates, and major roadways. This first round of funding will offer up to $700 million over the next two years to strategically deploy EV charging and

Driving the Valley Forward Faster

The overarching strategy of Seven States is to deliver value to our member-owners and their consumers as fast as possible with minimal cost. We deliver by being laser-focused on the most promising distribution technology to deploy at scale.  Our member-owners operate at the distribution level and that is where consumers will continue to drive energy technology trends. Seven States is solving technology challenges incrementally with each LPC and solving them at scale for the Valley, which helps us all progress forward

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