EPB Breaks Ground On…

Chattanooga, TN (February 17, 2016) – EPB has started construction on Solar Share, Chattanooga’s first community solar installation through a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The renewable power generating facility will be located along Holtzclaw Avenue at EPB’s Distribution Center. By summer, Solar Share is expected to begin generating …

Hodgen Mainda Joins …

Chattanooga, TN (January 3, 2017) – Hodgen Mainda has joined EPB as Executive Director of Community Development effective January 3. In his new position, Mainda will continue and build on EPB’s community development efforts while leading government relations at the state level. According to David Wade, president & CEO of EPB, Mainda’s …

EPB Offers Recommend…

Chattanooga, TN (November 16, 2016) – As the smoke from wildfires in the Tennessee Valley continues to degrade air quality, EPB is recommending several ways customers can improve air quality inside their homes while ensuring that HVAC systems continue to perform efficiently. First, EPB recommends that all customers check and seriously consider …

EPB Fiber Optics Not…

 Chattanooga, TN (October 24, 2016) – Due to rising content costs, EPB Fiber Optics is notifying its customers of an increase in the price of television channel packages. The changes will take effect January 1, 2017 and will range from an additional $2 to $11. Internet and phone prices will …

EPB Welcomes Jeff Co…

Chattanooga, TN (October 20, 2016) – EPB welcomed Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) new Chattanooga liaison, Jeff Cornett, during a day of roll-out events that included meetings with local elected officials, community leaders, and representatives from both existing industry and the entrepreneurial community. The opening of the new ORNL office follows reciprocal …

EPB Selects Construc…

Chattanooga, TN (September 23, 2016) After a competitive bidding process, EPB announced the selection of Tennessee Valley Alternative Energy to construct Solar Share, Chattanooga's first community solar power generation project. Solar Share, first announced on September 18, 2015, is a partnership between EPB and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to build …

EPB Board Appoints D…

Chattanooga, TN (August 19, 2016) – The EPB Board of Directors has appointed David Wade to serve as the municipal utility’s Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1. Wade’s appointment follows the retirement of Harold DePriest, who has served as EPB's CEO since 1996. As part of the succession process, Wade was …

EPB Supports Local H…

Chattanooga, TN (August 19, 2016) – EPB announced its continued support of area high school academics and athletics through donations made in the memory of Bob Nolan during the 2016 Friday Night Rivals football series, seen on The CW Chattanooga beginning August 19. Nolan was the Creative Services manager at EPB …

EPB to Tennesseans: …

Chattanooga, TN (August 16, 2016) – While more than 800,000 Tennesseans currently cope without access to broadband connectivity (at least 25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload), EPB encourages Tennessee neighbors to remain optimistic and make their voices heard about the future state of internet availability for all. Despite the Sixth Circuit Court …

J.D. Power Consumer …

Chattanooga, TN (July 29, 2016) – J.D. Power, a leading global consumer and marketing research organization, announced that EPB received the highest overall scores from customers for midsized utilities in the southern U.S region.  EPB’s overall customer satisfaction index of 737 exceeded the south region’s midsize utility segment average of 687. The J.D. …

Harold DePriest Anno…

Chattanooga, TN (July 29, 2016) – After serving the Chattanooga area and EPB as the public utility’s top leader since 1996, Harold DePriest announced his retirement to the company’s Board of Directors effective September 1. According to EPB Board Chairman Joe Ferguson, DePriest has played a pivotal role for both EPB …

EPB Encourages Custo…

Chattanooga, TN (April 28, 2016) – As EPB continues its year-round partnership with the community to practice environmental stewardship, Chattanooga’s publicly-owned provider of energy and fiber optic communications is encouraging customers to participate in value-added environmental services. By promoting awareness of these community assets, customers can engage in ongoing environmental efforts …

EPB requests proposa…

Chattanooga, TN (April 15, 2016) EPB announced that it is advancing its Solar Share pilot project by seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the labor and materials needed to build the first of two community solar power generation facilities. First announced on September 18, 2015, Solar Share was created through a …

EPB Recognized as To…

Chattanooga, TN (April 4, 2016) EPB received special recognition as a Top Performer from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for helping the agency exceed energy efficiency and demand response goals for the eighth straight year through the EnergyRight Solutions program.    “TVA is proud to recognize EPB because their leadership role in …

EPB Providing UTC Ca…

Chattanooga, TN (March 24, 2016) – EPB, Chattanooga’s publicly owned provider of electric power and next-generation fiber optic communications, has partnered with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) to provide 10 gigabit Internet connectivity throughout the entire campus. The 10 gigabit service is available through 18,000 wired Ethernet ports and …

EPB Board Taps David…

Chattanooga, TN (February 19, 2016) – EPB’s Board of Directors has tapped David Wade, the municipal utility’s chief operating officer, to serve as president of EPB. Harold DePriest will continue as CEO. According to EPB Board Chairman Joe Ferguson, the move strengthens the EPB leadership team at a critical time. “David Wade …

Chattanooga’s Smart …

Chattanooga, TN (January 12, 2016) – Chattanooga’s Smart Grid, operated by EPB, has become the first major power distribution system to earn Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification. Owned and administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), PEER is a comprehensive framework for defining, assessing and verifying the overall …

EPB Warns of Telepho…

Chattanooga, TN (October 28, 2015) – EPB is reminding the community to be aware of ongoing scams involving people impersonating EPB employees and their contractors. People continue to be targeted by telephone scams from callers posing as EPB employees or collection agents who inform them that their electric service will be …

Chattanooga Doctor B…

Chattanooga, TN (October 23, 2015) – Dr. Jim Busch, a radiologist and entrepreneur in Chattanooga, has become the first person in the world to have a 10 gigabit-per-second (10 Gig) residential Internet connection installed in his home. Dr. Busch, who is president of Diagnostic Radiology Consultants (DRC), has a frequent …

Chattanooga Implemen…

Chattanooga, TN (October 15, 2015) – Chattanooga, known as “Gig City” for being the first in the United States to build a community-wide fiber optic network capable of delivering 1 gigabit (1,000 Mbps) Internet speeds, announced today that municipal utility EPB Fiber Optics is now offering the world’s first 10 …

Professor Gig-A-Watt…

Chattanooga, TN (September 30, 2015) – Battle Academy’s third grade class, along with teachers, Superintendent Rick Smith and EPB, formally introduced Professor Gig-A-Watt to the community as a new era begins for the utility’s long-standing Play it Safe program in Hamilton County schools. Kelvin Boyd, aka Professor Gig-A-Watt, assumed the role …

EPB and TVA to Launc…

Chattanooga, TN (September 18, 2015) EPB is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority to launch Solar Share, a pilot program to construct 1.35 Megawatts of community-based solar power generation capacity. This groundbreaking initiative will be EPB’s first power generation project.  “Our community is already benefiting from having the most advanced Smart …

Economic Study Affir…

Chattanooga, TN (September 15, 2015) – As EPB Fiber Optics celebrates its sixth birthday by serving 75,725 homes and businesses, an independent study shows the city-owned utility’s fiber optic infrastructure has generated $865.3-million to $1.3-billion in economic and social benefits while creating between 2,800 and 5,200 new jobs. The study by University …

EPB Payments to Loca…

Chattanooga, TN (September 1, 2015) – EPB has made this year's in lieu of tax payments totaling $19,175,457 to the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and 15 other local governments. This year's payments represent an increase of 49% since construction of the community’s fiber optic smart grid began in 2008.   Unlike other …

Enrollment Underway …

Chattanooga, TN (August 10, 2015) – EPB and its partners announced they have launched the enrollment process for the NetBridge Student Discount Program, which enables access to discounted high-speed broadband for qualified households with children in Hamilton County’s Free and Reduced Meals Program. The Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) will …

EPB Board Approves E…

Chattanooga, TN (June 26, 2015) – EPB’s Board of Directors has approved a 3.5% increase in electric power rates effective July 1 to cover increases in operating costs to deliver electric power. The new rates apply to EPB’s residential, commercial and smaller industrial customers. This adjustment will help offset the rising costs …

EPB Fiber Optics Urg…

Chattanooga, TN (June 22, 2015) – EPB Fiber Optics is urging its Internet subscribers to be cautious about engaging with on screen pop-up messages, after some customers received a survey made to look as if it had been sent by EPB. EPB Fiber Optics is not distributing this pop-up survey, which …

EPB Asks Board for E…

Chattanooga, TN (May 22, 2015) – EPB has asked its Board of Directors to consider a 3.5% increase to monthly electric power charges for customers, effective July 1, 2015. The Board is scheduled to vote on the measure in June. This is EPB’s first rate increase since 2011 because revenues from …

EPB Congratulates Bl…

Chattanooga, TN (April 24, 2015) – EPB congratulated eight Hamilton County students who won the company’s 11th Annual Black History Month Contest after submitting original poetry about inspirational African Americans. This year’s annual Black History Month contest theme was inspired by the late Maya Angelou and her contributions to literature and …

EPB Deploys Heavy Ve…

Chattanooga, TN (April 8, 2015) – EPB is rolling out a pilot program to test hybrid vehicle technology with the goal of reducing pollution and operational costs related to some of its heaviest trucks. The three plug-in hybrid electric bucket trucks use a diesel chassis, but unlike conventional trucks, the new …