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 …

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 …