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Valley Sees Impact of Seven States’ LPC Technology Projects

Seven States Power Corporation has demonstrated a unique and valuable ability to design, develop, and deploy next-generation energy solutions for its 153 member-owner local power companies (“LPCs”) across seven states. In partnership with its member-owners, Seven States has installed over 135 electric vehicle (“EV”) charging ports and the positive results are being realized. Based on aggregated data collected from 69 charging ports across the Tennessee Valley in under 4 years, there have been over 8,800 charging sessions resulting in over 130,000kWh

Two Industry Leaders Join Seven States Board of Directors

Seven States Power Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members who are each distinguished leaders within the industry. Through unanimous votes by the Board, Teresa Broyles-Aplin, President & CEO of Nashville Electric Service, and David Wade, President & CEO of EPB of Chattanooga, joined the Seven States Power Corporation Board of Directors to fill two vacancies. The Seven States Board of Directors have led the organization to become a trusted energy and technology solutions provider for

Industry Expert Joins Growing Team at Seven States Power Corporation

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – July 22, 2022 – Seven States Power Corporation will welcome BJ Bernard, an information technology specialist with nearly 25 years of industry experience, to its growing team on Monday, July 25, 2022. Bernard will serve as Director of Technology Alignment, a new role announced earlier this year to provide additional technical and project management support for the organization’s expanding portfolio of products and services. Bernard joins Seven States from Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (“DREMC”), an electric cooperative

Seven States Power Corporation Continues Expansion by Adding New Staff Member

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – July 6, 2022 – Seven States Power Corporation welcomes its newest team member, Jessica Cleveland, who joins as Director of Business Support Services, one of two new full-time positions announced earlier this year to provide support for the organization’s expanding engagement efforts with members and partners. Cleveland joins Seven States from Springfield Electric of Springfield, TN, where she most recently served as an energy services advisor. In just over a year since its founding, Seven States has doubled

Tennessee Partners Launch ‘Second-Life’ Battery Storage Project as Electric Vehicle Adoption Grows

Nissan, Middle Tennessee Electric, UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, Tennessee State University and Seven States Power Corp. Announce Innovative Battery Storage Project   FRANKLIN, Tennessee – June 16, 2022 – Nissan, Middle Tennessee Electric, the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, Tennessee State University and Seven States Power Corporation are teaming up to launch an innovative second-life battery storage project. The rapid transition to electric vehicles and the escalating need for energy storage is driving demand for innovative approaches to repurposing used

Seven States Power Corporation Plans for Continued Growth

As member-owners continue to innovate and plan for new technology deployments in our region, Seven States is excited to announce a search for two additional full-time staff members. By hiring a director of technology alignment and director of business support services, Seven States will remain well-positioned to support and serve the growing needs of the 153 local power companies (LPCs) in the Tennessee Valley. “As the demand for our services grows across the Tennessee Valley, we are constructing a team that

Middle Mile Project Progressing, Nearing Launch of Phase II

As we work together to build a middle mile fiber network that will interconnect local power companies (LPCs) across the Tennessee Valley, Seven States is excited to announce the Valley-wide project is on track and moving toward the launch of Phase II. The middle mile network will benefit the interconnected electric grid within the Tennessee Valley by enabling grid modernization while also facilitating deployments of broadband services to unserved and underserved communities. We believe the network will serve as the communications

Making Strides Through TVA’s Fast Charge Network

Earlier this year, Seven States was proud to join 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, the first operational charging site in TVA’s 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 chargers every 50 miles along interstates

Seven States Holds Cyber Security Awareness Webinar for Member-Owners

Thank you to our member-owners and panelists who joined our 2022 cyber security webinar last month. The webinar built on our 2020 cyber security awareness series, which focused on the identify function of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security Framework and introduced tools from the American Public Power Association (APPA) and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) that local power companies can use to perform cyber security assessments. In PART II, we focused on the detect and

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