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Flexibility: Better Together

More than two years ago, the Seven States Power board of directors charted a new course, one where our energy services company would help members meet demand for renewable solutions. Now, as local power companies usher in a new era of distribution-level power supply flexibility through TVA’s Long-Term Partnership Agreement, we are uniquely positioned to help them achieve their goals. “Time and again, the old adage that “when we work together everyone achieves more,” has proven true for the 154 local

New Research Includes Integration of Batteries

Battery storage. It isn’t typically something to get powered up about, but as the Seven States Power team recently discovered, there are some exceptions. Our team recently received three 13.5 kwh batteries from EPB in Chattanooga for use in our Smart Grid Lab and installed one on each phase of electrical service at our headquarters. “Most energy storage providers are focused on large grid-scale batteries or small residential batteries. We’re interested in understanding energy storage for our many small and medium

Seven States Announces Sponsorship of 2020 TenneSEIA Solar Conference

Seven States Power Corporation returns as a support partner sponsor for the 2020 Tennessee Valley Solar Conference hosted by TenneSEIA (Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association). The conference will be held on Wednesday October 7, 2020 in Franklin, Tenn. at the Embassy Suites, Nashville at Cool Springs. Seven States executive vice president of market strategy and corporate operations Betsey Kirk McCall will participate on the event’s flexibility panel. Seven States members who attend the event will receive 25% off the conference fee.

Subsidiary Formed to Maximize Member Opportunities

Seven States Power Corporation will be able to provide an even higher level of service to its members thanks to the formation of a subsidiary, Seven States Energy, LLC. The subsidiary will provide us flexibility to leverage tax incentives and provide other resources that aid in the economic viability of member-owned – and Seven States enabled – distributed generation and renewable technology projects across the Tennessee Valley. “We timed the creation of our LLC subsidiary to align with the ‘flexibility’ offerings

Smart Grid Lab Offers Loads of Information

Seven States Power is building a load management simulation laboratory that will enable us to show members how DER Management System (DERMS) software works in real time, and to discuss the capabilities it offers those seeking to manage costs by filling valleys and shaving peaks. The first of a four-phase development is complete, with a full-scale build-out scheduled for completion next year. “The lab will serve as a research tool for Seven States to test new technologies, integrate technologies into our

Four New Members Confirmed

In just over a year, the boards of directors for four local power companies have confirmed their commitment to Seven States Power Corporation by passing a resolution of membership. In 2019, Alabama’s Scottsboro EB and Tennessee’s Jellico Electric & Water Systems joined, and in recent months Alabama’s Franklin EC and Russellville EB confirmed membership, bringing to 133 the total number of Seven States Power members. Each of the companies paid dues when the electric cooperative was formed in 2007 but only

Cybersolution Coming in 2020

Opening our members to a world of distributed energy resources (DERs) – solar, EVs and battery storage just to name a few – and offering a system to manage the connected devices (DERMS) has been a primary focus of our team over the last two years. As our members deploy more DERs and enjoy greater flexibility to build distributed generation assets, it is becoming increasingly important that together we recognize both the opportunities and risks associated with each new grid-connected device.

Partnership Yields Place for McCall on ORNL SecCom Industry Advisory Board

In much the same way that DER devices are connecting consumers to the electrical grid, a partnership established with the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in September 2019 is connecting us to a network of technology partners and a world of possibilities. Last fall, when ORNL leaders participated in our annual meeting held at their site just outside of Knoxville, Tenn., it sparked both a relationship and an invitation to Seven States Power Corporation’s Betsey Kirk McCall

New Home EV Charger Program is On Point

Seven States Power joined Amazon and Home Depot on an elite list of “power buyers” when in March it inked a deal with ChargePoint to purchase the company’s Home Flex electric vehicle chargers in bulk at discounted prices. The two mammoth retailers previously carried exclusive “Authorized Reseller” rights to ChargePoint’s residential products in the eastern U.S. Now, Seven States Power can leverage the buying power of local power companies across the Valley to purchase units for resale through local power companies.

Board Announces New Subsidiary, Communication Tools

The Seven States Power Corporation Board of Directors met on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Meeting via teleconference in light of social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board discussed a slate of issues that included the announcement of a new wholly-owned subsidiary. Seven States Energy, LLC was formed in Tennessee in support of Seven States Power Corp’s FY20 Strategic Framework. The new entity will provide members with a vehicle for pursuing flexibility in the Valley. The Board also discussed