EPB Energizes Flow Battery to Better Serve Customers and Support National Grid Modernization Efforts

Chattanooga, TN (September 22, 2017) – EPB has energized a 100kW/400kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery as part of a national research effort to explore the best use of cutting edge technologies that could be implemented across the United States to modernize the power grid. “Because Chattanooga’s power distribution infrastructure combines a community-wide …

EPB Prepared to Respond to Impacts from Irma

Chattanooga, TN (September 11, 2017) - With high winds and heavy rain from Irma heading toward Chattanooga, EPB confirmed that preparations are in place to respond to power outages and other negative impacts from the storm. “On Friday, we began securing out-of-town crews to assist with repairs, and we’ve had a …

EPB Teams Up with Society of Work to Collaborate, Drive Innovation

CHATTANOOGA, TN (August 28, 2017) EPB partners with Society of Work, a membership-based shared workspace, to drive innovation and partnership between EPB staff and the thriving startup and freelance community. “This agreement reflects our commitment to supporting job creation which includes a specific focus on entrepreneurship,” said Hodgen Mainda, EPB’s vice …

TenGIG Festival Brings the Best Games in eSports to Chattanooga, the City with the Fastest Internet in the World from October 6 to 8

Chattanooga, TN (August 23, 2017) - Today, TenGIG announced their inaugural esports festival, taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee from October 6 to 8. Launched in partnership with EPB Fiber Optics of Chattanooga, VaynerMedia and Next Generation Esports (NGE), TenGIG will bring thousands of attendees to play and stream the biggest games in esports …

EPB Presents Financial Incentives to Dynatronics Chattanooga for Deploying Next-Generation Energy Efficient Forklift

Chattanooga, TN (August 15, 2017) – EPB, in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), presented Dynatronics Chattanooga with a $2,000 incentive to assist with the cost of replacing an internal combustion forklift with an electric powered forklift that will improve the operational efficiency of Dynatronics warehouse operations in Ooltewah. EPB’s Energy …

EPB Recognizes BASF for Leadership in Sustainable Energy Usage

Chattanooga, TN (August 9, 2017) – EPB recognizes BASF for its commitment to Chattanooga’s environmental and sustainability goals by being the leading purchaser of renewable energy through the TVA Green Power Switch Southeastern Renewable Energy Credit program. Since making the TVA Green Power Switch, 100 percent of the BASF Polymer and …

J.D. Power: EPB ranks highest in the midsize utility segment in the South for the second consecutive year

COSTA MESA, Calif.: 12 July 2017 — An increase in power outage information along with higher price satisfaction are the top drivers of the sixth consecutive year of improved customer satisfaction with residential electric utility companies, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study,SM released today. “The utility …

EPB Launches Solar Share: An Easy Option for Locally Generated Renewable Energy

Chattanooga, TN (July 11, 2017) – With the construction of Solar Share now complete, EPB’s Electric Power customers have several new options for participating in renewable energy with Chattanooga’s first community solar power facility. Working in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), EPB established the Solar Share facility along Holtzclaw Avenue across …

EPB Introduces the MyEPB App for Electric Power Customers

Chattanooga, TN (June 23, 2017) – With the threat of strong storms once again affecting the Chattanooga area, EPB introduces the MyEPB App as another way for customers to report and stay aware of outages, as well as manage their Electric Power accounts. The MyEPB App is available at no charge …

EPB Fiber Optics Launches Community-Wide Fundraising Drive

Chattanooga, TN (June 2, 2017) - EPB Fiber Optics announces the launch of Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a community-wide fundraising drive organized by Chattanooga’s hometown service provider, that will benefit Make-A-Wish East Tennessee during this first year. As an annual initiative, Neighbors Helping Neighbors will showcase a different non-profit organization each year …

EPB and Arborists Raise Awareness About the Effects of Extreme Drought and Weather Fluctuations on Trees

Chattanooga, TN (May 23, 2017) – Last summer’s extreme drought, along with  drastic weather fluctuations in recent years, are raising concerns by EPB and local arborists about a significant increase in the number of large trees falling on power and communications lines. During the latest series of strong storms that swept …

Hodgen Mainda Becomes EPB’s Vice President of Community Development

Chattanooga, TN (April 21, 2017) – The EPB Board has approved Hodgen Mainda as Vice President of Community Development. In this newly created position, Mainda is charged with further strengthening EPB’s community engagement by working with both public and private partners on environmental stewardship, education, entrepreneurship and other community-oriented efforts. According to …

Chattanooga Accelerates Sustainable Mobility with EPB Driving Change Vehicles

Chattanooga, TN (April 4, 2017) – EPB announced the roll-out of three EPB Driving Change vehicles, among a 20 vehicle fleet of Nissan Leafs for Chattanooga’s Green Commuter EV Car Share program. The Coolidge, Pearl and Smokey are uniquely branded and available at discounted rates to provide the community with an affordable …

EPB Honors Winners of 2017 Black History Month Poetry Contest

Chattanooga, TN (March 20, 2017)– EPB honored eight Hamilton County students who celebrated the legacies and achievements of African Americans with original poetry that won top honors in the company’s 13th Annual Black History Month Poetry Contest. Students in the first through 12th grades in public and private schools, as well as …

EPB Breaks Ground On Solar Share Community Solar Project

Chattanooga, TN (February 17, 2017) – 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 EPB

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 Recommendations to Improve Customers’ Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Efficiency

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 Notifies Customers of Fi TV Channel Package Increase

 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 Cornett to Oak Ridge National Laboratory Chattanooga Office

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 Construction Contractor for Solar Share Community Solar Project

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 a …

EPB Board Appoints David Wade as Chief Executive Officer

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 High Schools through Friday Night Rivals Series

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: Your Voice is Path to Broadband Deployment

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 Study Gives EPB Highest Score in Region

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 Announces Retirement from EPB

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 Customers to Participate in Environmentally-Friendly Services

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 proposals from contractors for Solar Share construction

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 partnership …

EPB Recognized as Top Performer in TVA Energy Efficiency Programs

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 Campus 10 gigabit Internet Access

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 Wade as President

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 …