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 …

EPB Partners With Atlas Organics to Divert Food Waste and Compostable Materials from Landfill

Chattanooga, TN (March 29, 2018) - EPB has partnered with Atlas Organics to divert food waste and other compostable material from going into the landfill.  By offering composting at its downtown headquarters, EPB becomes the first corporation in Chattanooga to divert a large portion of its waste stream from the landfill …

EPB Celebrates Winners of Black History Month Poetry Contest

Chattanooga, TN (March 15, 2017) – EPB, along with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, honored eight Hamilton County students who won top recognition in the company’s 14th Annual Black History Month Poetry Contest by submitting original poetry celebrating the historic contributions made by African Americans who …

EPB Fiber Optics Offers McAfee LiveSafe Security Suite

Chattanooga, TN (January 25, 2018) – EPB Fiber Optics is offering McAfee LiveSafe at no additional cost to all Fi-Speed Internet customers. The top-rated security suite protects PCs, Macs, Android and Apple mobile devices from a variety of online threats.  McAfee LiveSafe is the top-of-the-line product in McAfee’s well established security …

EPB Fiber Optics Re-Affirms Commitment to Uphold Net Neutrality Standards for Customers

Chattanooga, TN (December 14, 2017) – Following the repeal of Net Neutrality consumer protections by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), EPB Fiber Optics of Chattanooga is re-affirming its commitment to upholding Net Neutrality standards for its customers. To this end, EPB Fiber Optics has recently updated its Customer Care Pledge …

Chattanooga Peds Sources 100% of Electricity with EPB Solar Share

Chattanooga, TN (December 14, 2017) – Driven by a passion for environmental sustainability and the well-being of children, Chattanooga Peds founders Dr. Jeanie Jung and David Harris are among the first business owners to become EPB Solar Share “Leaders” by offsetting 100% of the facility’s electricity usage with locally generated community solar …

EPB Celebrates Holidays Around the World in This Year’s Holiday Windows

Chattanooga, TN (November 22, 2017) – In keeping with a Chattanooga tradition dating back to the World War II era, EPB opened its 2017 Holiday Windows at its downtown building with the theme of “Holidays Around the World”, representing the culture and traditions celebrated on all seven continents. “As a gift …

EPB Fiber Optics Notifies Customers of Fi TV Channel Package Increase

Chattanooga, TN (November 17, 2017) – As locally operated television networks and national channels continue to charge more for television content, EPB Fiber Optics is notifying its customers of an increase in the price of television channel packages to cover these additional content costs. The changes will take effect January …