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 …

Fitch Affirms EPB’s AA+ Bond Rating and Stable Financial Outlook

Chattanooga, TN ( November 9, 2017) – Citing several key rating drivers, Fitch affirmed EPB’s AA+ rating on revenue bonds issued by the City of Chattanooga on behalf of the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga. The AA+ rating was instrumental in helping EPB “refund” existing infrastructure bonds in 2015 that …

Big Brothers Big Sisters Launches Beyond School Walls Workplace Mentoring Program at EPB

Chattanooga, TN (November 7, 2017) - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga launches the Beyond School Walls Workplace Mentoring model program at EPB, which supports students who want to explore future career opportunities with local employers. “Launch Day at EPB was a huge success,” said Site-Based Mentoring director Emily Barrow. …

Chattanooga Data Security Start-Up Chooses EPB Solar Share to Support Company’s Environmental Commitment

Chattanooga, TN (October 12, 2017) – After launching Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security in Chattanooga, Chuck McDonald became an early commercial adopter of EPB Solar Share to support the environmental consciousness that is at the core of his business. “Solar power really appeals to me because it harnesses nature’s bounty,” …

Small Business Owner Becomes First Business to Join Solar Share in Support of Chattanooga’s Environmental Stewardship

CHATTANOOGA, TN (October 3, 2017) As one of the first entrepreneurs to launch a small business in Chattanooga’s revitalized M.L. King district, Andie Seller’s Bettieville on MLK became Chattanooga’s first business to participate in Solar Share as a way to support Chattanooga’s environmental stewardship. “After seeing promotions for EPB’s Solar Share …

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 …