Recent tornado damage to power infrastructure tops $28 million - Smart Grid prevented outages for more than 44,000

Chattanooga, TN (April 24, 2020) – In the wake of the tornados and severe storms that ripped through the Chattanooga area on April 12, EPB currently estimates more than $28 million in damage to the community’s electric and fiber optic infrastructure. This exceeds the $25 million damage total from the tornados …

EPB completes power restoration for 60,000 customers - Repairs to fiber optic services to continue through weekend

Chattanooga, TN (April 22, 2020; 8:00 a.m.) – EPB confirmed that it has completed the reconstruction of the utility poles, electric lines, and power system equipment that sustained catastrophic damage when tornados and severe weather ripped through Chattanooga last Sunday causing power outages for about 60,000 customers. “We’ve re-energized all of …

EPB joins with other utilities to Promote “Call Before You Dig”

Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 1, 2020) – Local utility providers EPB, Chattanooga Gas and Tennessee American Water are partnering to promote “Call Before You Dig” for National Safe Digging Month. The 13th annual National Safe Digging Month is an initiative that urges excavators and homeowners to call 811 before beginning a …

Hamilton County Students Can Now Access Free EPB Quick Connect WiFi Hotspots at 27 locations

Chattanooga, TN (March 30, 2020) Hamilton County students and their families now have access to free EPB Quick Connect WiFi hotspots at 27 locations across the community to help with online learning. EPB worked with Hamilton County Schools and the Enterprise Center to identify and install these outdoor WiFi hotspots …

Chattanooga tops $110 million in smart city research

Chattanooga, TN (February 21, 2020) – The Chattanooga Smart Community Collaborative announced today that its members are playing a significant role in more than $110 million in federally-funded research as a result of Chattanooga’s unique infrastructure, expertise and facilities. According to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, the Smart Community Collaborative is serving as …

EPB Board Approves Long-Term Agreement with TVA

Chattanooga, TN (January 24, 2020) – The EPB Board has approved the acceptance of a long-term agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that reaffirms the lasting partnership between TVA in generating power which EPB purchases for distribution to homes and businesses across the Chattanooga area. The new long-term agreement extends TVA’s …

Fitch Ranks EPB AA+ for Financial Performance

Chattanooga, TN (December 6, 2019) – Fitch, a leading national credit rating agency, has reaffirmed EPB of Chattanooga’s financial strength by giving the community-based utility a AA+ bond rating for the second time since 2017. After completing an analysis of EPB’s continuing financial performance and future market prospects, Fitch determined that EPB’s …

EPB Engages CGLA Students to Compete in International Cybersecurity Tournament

Chattanooga, TN (November 9, 2019) – Fifteen students from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) took another step toward preparing themselves for careers in technology as they gathered at EPB to represent Chattanooga in an international cybersecurity tournament called MAGIC Capture the Flag. Chattanooga State also served as a host location …

EPB Earns LEED Gold for Environmental Sustainability Shares expertise to help other companies optimize operations

Chattanooga, TN (November 8, 2019) – EPB of Chattanooga has become the first local company to earn the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level for an existing building. The certification reflects EPB’s successful efforts to dramatically reduce its environmental impact through energy efficiency, reduced water …

EPB Recognized as Smart Energy Provider

Chattanooga, TN (October 29, 2019) – EPB has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service. The SEP …

International Placemaking Week Conference Powered by Carbon Neutral EPB Solar Share

Chattanooga, TN (September 30, 2019) – When the 3rd International Placemaking Week Conference kicks-off on October 1, it will be powered by EPB’s Solar Share community solar installation making it Chattanooga’s first conference to be net zero carbon. Co-presented by the Project for Public Spaces and the Innovation District in …

Chattanooga Lookouts to Host America’s First Carbon-Neutral Minor League Game - Powered by EPB’s Solar Share

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ― The Chattanooga Lookouts became the first minor league baseball team in America to play a game that is 100 percent carbon-neutral. The “Green Power Night” home game against Montgomery was played Friday, August 23. The game was powered through locally-generated solar energy credits provided by EPB of …

Students of EPB Institute of Technology at Tyner Kick-Off Their School Year with New Learning Laboratory

Chattanooga, TN (August 13, 2019) – Upon returning from summer break, second year students of the EPB Institute of Technology and Networking at Tyner Academy High School discovered their old classroom had been completely refurbished and equipped as a high-tech learning laboratory. This transformation resulted from the continuing partnership between Hamilton …

EPB Completes 250th Home Energy Upgrade, Receives Additional Support to Continue Energy Efficiency Renovations

Chattanooga, TN (June 12, 2019) – EPB announced that it has completed its 250th Home Energy Upgrade (HEU) since the program started in 2015, and will continue the program for approximately 100 additional homes with an additional $1-million in financial support. Home Energy Upgrade provides customers living in limited income households with …

EPB and Moxy Hotel Partnership Supports Green Lodging and Special Events Powered by Solar Share

Chattanooga, TN (May 2, 2019) - In celebration of Earth Month, Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, which hosts a signature event every month to engage hotel guests and locals alike, has partnered with EPB to express their commitment to environmental sustainability. Through the partnership, Moxy will purchase renewable energy credits equivalent to …

Joe Ferguson to Retire as EPB Board Chair

Chattanooga, TN (April 26, 2019) – Joe Ferguson has announced his plan to retire as EPB Board Chair on July 31. During his tenure with EPB, Ferguson led the Board in a number of transformative decisions, most notably the approval in 2008 of EPB’s plan to build a community-wide fiber optics …

EPB Congratulates Winners of Black History Month Poetry Contest

Chattanooga, TN (February 22, 2019) – EPB congratulated eight Hamilton County students and their teachers who submitted winning poetry in the company’s 15th annual Black History Month Poetry Contest, which celebrates African American “firsts” who broke barriers within the past ten years. “Once again, our judges had the difficult task of …

EPB Congratulates “ArtSpark Goes to School Challenge” Winners

Chattanooga, TN (February 15, 2019) – EPB congratulates 12 Hamilton County students who won the “ArtSpark Goes to School Challenge.” Designs were chosen by a committee of representatives from community organizations. Their “The Beauty of Electricity” themed designs will be used to create vinyl wraps that will cover EPB utility …

EPB Fiber Optics Announces Internet Speed Increase

Chattanooga, TN (February 1, 2019) – EPB Fiber Optics has tripled its most popular internet speed at no additional cost. Residential customers who subscribed to the company’s 100 Mbps starting internet speed have been upgraded to 300 Mbps with no increase in the price, which remains $57.99 per month. At the …

EPB Invites Students to Celebrate African American Achievement by Participating in Black History Month Poetry Contest

Chattanooga, TN (January 3, 2019) – EPB is inviting Hamilton County students to compete in the company’s 15th annual EPB Black History Month Poetry Contest, which celebrates African American “firsts” who broke the color barrier within the past ten years. Hamilton County students in grades 1 - 12 in public, private …

EPB Celebrates “The Spirit of Chattanooga” in the 2018 Holiday Windows

Chattanooga, TN (November 21, 2018) – EPB opened its 2018 Holiday Windows to celebrate “The Spirit of Chattanooga”, representing the community’s people, culture and natural amenities. The Holiday Windows celebration continues a tradition that dates back to the World War II era. “This year’s Holiday Windows tell the Chattanooga story and …

EPB Fiber Optics Reaches Milestone of Serving 100,000+ Customers

Chattanooga, TN (October 19, 2018) – About 9 years after EPB Fiber Optics brought service to its first residential customers in September 2009, the municipal utility that established Chattanooga as America’s First Gig City has exceeded 100,000 residential and business customers. “EPB Fiber Optics is more than 100,000 neighbors strong,” said David Wade, …

EPB Holds Green Business Expo to Share Sustainability Practices Learned From Its LEED Silver Certification with Local Businesses

Chattanooga, TN (October 16, 2018) – EPB celebrated the LEED Silver certification of its downtown headquarters building by sharing best practices for sustainability with a Green Business Expo for area businesses. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the …

EPB Announces Educational partners for “ArtSpark Goes to School”

Chattanooga, TN (August 27, 2018) – After a three-month application and selection process, five Hamilton County teachers and three schools have been selected to compete in EPB’s ArtSpark Goes to School pilot educational program. Launched in April 2018, ArtSpark is a collaboration of community partners that engages students through STEAM (Science, Technology, …

EPB to Continue Home Energy Upgrade Program Following Positive Results for Customers in Pilot Program

Chattanooga, TN (August 21, 2018) – EPB announced today that it will continue its Home Energy Upgrade (HEU) program for an additional two years through a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Since launching as a pilot program in 2015, HEU has provided customers living in 165 limited income households with …

TDEC, Tennessee Governor, Recognize EPB for its Leadership in Environmental Stewardship

Chattanooga, TN (July 19, 2018) – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Governor Bill Haslam have recognized EPB of Chattanooga as a Pursuit of Excellence Winner for its leadership in environmental stewardship. During the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award ceremony, state officials recognized EPB’s pilot program that measures energy and …

J.D. Power Consumer Study Gives EPB Highest Customer Satisfaction Score in Region

Chattanooga, TN (July 11, 2018) – J.D. Power has announced that customers participating in its Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study have given EPB of Chattanooga the highest overall scores among all mid-size utilities in the South U.S. region, a distinction that Chattanooga’s public power provider has received for three …

Just in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, EPB Fiber Optics expands Fi TV Latino Package

Chattanooga, TN (May 18, 2018) – Just in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, EPB Fiber Optics has expanded its Fi TV Latino Package with twelve additional networks including channels which cover the matches. “EPB is proud to offer an enhanced television option powered by Chattanooga’s all fiber optic, gigabit-speed …

EPB and Crabtree Farms Sprout Downtown Pop-Up Farm Stand

Chattanooga, TN (May 15, 2018) – Through a continuing partnership with Crabtree Farms, Chattanooga’s community-focused sustainable farm and agricultural resource, EPB will provide space in the heart of the city’s Innovation District for a Pop-Up Farm Stand to support the growing interest in fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food. The Pop-Up Farm Stand …

EPB Launches ArtSpark to Inspire Student Design of Public Art That Showcases the Beauty of Electricity

Chattanooga, TN (April 25, 2018) — EPB is launching ArtSpark, a pilot educational program developed in collaboration with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and other community partners that engages high school students through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education to learn about electricity while creating artwork for …