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ENoveering: Intersection of Energy, Innovation & Engineering

Seven States Power Corporation is a place where energy, innovation and engineering come together. That is how Executive Vice President Betsey Kirk McCall described the energy solutions organization when she spoke at TVPPA’s All Member Meeting in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Seven States, which serves the same local power company members as TVPPA, is growing exponentially as it crisscrosses the Tennessee Valley designing, developing and deploying renewable energy technologies in partnership with its members. “We don’t just talk about

Seven States Board Elects New Leadership

The Seven States Power Corp. Board of Directors will head into 2020 with a new leadership team. Meeting Dec. 10 at Seven States’ Chattanooga office, the corporation’s directors elected Jeff Dykes, CEO at Johnson City, Tenn. based BrightRidge, to a one-year term as chairman. Jim Ferrell, chief executive at Jackson, Tenn., EA, was elected vice chairman and Keith Carnahan, CEO at Meriwether Lewis EC, Centerville, Tenn., was elected secretary/treasurer. Dykes took the reins at BrightRidge, then Johnson City PB, at the

Seven States’ Board Member, Mike Partin, elected to NRECA’s Board

Mike Partin, president & CEO at Sequachee Valley EC, South Pittsburg, Tenn., and recent addition to the Seven States Power Corporation Board has been elected to the NRECA Board of Directors. Partin was elected Nov. 25 in Nashville, at the TECA Annual Meeting. He succeeds Tom Purkey of Middle Tennessee EMC, Murfreesboro, Tenn., who opted to stand down from the NRECA board. “I thank my colleagues for their support,” Partin said. “I look forward to representing the cooperative members of Tennessee.”

‘Disruption’, EV Panels Highlight Marketplace Forum

Southwest Airlines clearly believes that, when it comes to hiring and creating a solid workplace culture, one really does get out what one puts in. “We believe in doing what’s right by our employees, so that they show their best selves at work,” Southwest executive Lacey Jeffrey told her audience at the 2019 Tennessee Valley Marketplace Forum, conducted Nov. 19-21 in Nashville, Tenn. Jeffrey joined Glenn Allison of Tractor Supply Co. and Bryce Dalley of Facebook in a panel discussion on

Volkswagen to Build EVs in Chattanooga

Volkswagen of America began construction Nov. 13 on a Chattanooga, Tenn., plant at which it plans to build electric vehicles (EVs). The German automaker opened its Chattanooga manufacturing facility in 2011. It plans to spend about $800 million on expanding that site, which would include a nearly 200,000-square-foot battery pack manufacturing plant. Volkswagen’s aim is to make Chattanooga its North American assembly base for EVs. It plans to start building the I.D. Crozz in Germany and China before launching production in

Pay ‘Sticker’ for LEAF, Bolt? Not With Seven States

If you’re looking to plug into an electric vehicle (EV), Seven States Power Corp. is your outlet. Seven States Executive Vice President Betsey Kirk McCall has announced that Seven States members will be able to buy the 2020 all-electric Nissan LEAF PLUS for approximately $4,000 less than the sticker price. Seven States members will also be eligible to get the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt for about $8,000 off sticker, she said. “Partnership is one of the three pillars on which Seven States

2019 Annual Meeting Photos

7SPC Annual Meeting registration desk 7SPC Annual Meeting 7SPC Annual Meeting 7SPC Electric Car 7SPC Annual Meeting Lee Brown (Erwin Ut.), Mark Smith (Miller & Martin), Dr. Browder (Bristol TN ES) Doug Peters gives opening remarks Mike Partin (Sequachee Valley EC) leads us in the pledge of allegiance 7SPC CEO Doug Peters shakes the hand of 7SPC’s chair Rody Blevins (VEC) Rody Blevins (VEC) opens the business meeting Jim Ferrel (Jackson Energy Auth) gives financial report 7SPC EVP Betsey Kirk McCall

Seven States Meets at ‘Best National Lab’

In addressing the 2019 Seven States Power Corp. Annual Meeting, conducted at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Randy Boyd laid his cards squarely on the table. “I like to think that ORNL is the best national lab in this country,” said the University of Tennessee’s interim president, who delivered the keynote presentation at the Oct. 3 meeting. Boyd’s assertion got an enthusiastic second from Seven States Executive Vice President Betsey Kirk McCall. The Annual Meeting, she said, sought to spotlight revenue,

Seven States Joins TN Valley Corridor Leadership Council

Seven States Power Corp. has joined the Tennessee Valley Corridor’s (TVC) Leadership Council. TVC is a regional economic development organization focused on supporting federal science and technology missions in the Valley, competing for new missions and leveraging these assets for private sector job development. TVC has built a strong alliance of community, business, education and government leaders throughout the Valley and Seven States is excited to be a part of it. The Leadership Council’s mission is to help TVC to promote

Seven States Among DOE Grant Winners

Seven States Power Corp. is drawing attention for its efforts in the electric-vehicle (EV) arena. Over the last few months, they have assisted numerous members and partners with EV charger installations to help grow the EV charger infrastructure in the Tennessee Valley. This week they received news that they, along with a group of their strategic partners, won an EV-related grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to add even more chargers to the EV network. Seven States- and strategic