News & Events

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

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