Update (9:00 PM): Following storms that swept through the Chattanooga area both on both Saturday and Sunday evening, EPB is working as quickly as possible to restore power to about 500 customers who continue to experience outages due to damage to the system. Over the last two days, the Smart Grid has prevented outages or auto-restored power to about 10,100 customers. EPB will continue working until all customers have power. Please check back for additional information. You may also refer to the Outage Map or call EPB Customer Service, 423-648-1EPB (1372).

Helping neighbors is a breeze


Chattanooga, TN (May 2, 2014) – It’s that time of year again when EPB kicks off the Chattanooga tradition of helping our neighbors in need beat the heat that is just around the corner.

With EPB Fan Fund 2014 now underway, giving back is a breeze because your $20 donation buys a fan for a family or individual in need. Summer heat can be extremely dangerous for people without air conditioning -- especially children, the elderly and people living with chronic health conditions.

Here’s how your donation helps:

  • The Salvation Army identifies local residents in need.
  • EPB uses donations to buy fans from Ace Hardware at a special low rate.
  • EPB and the Salvation Army distribute fans to families.

If you know of someone who may qualify for help from EPB Fan Fund 2014, please call 423-756-1023 and we will do everything possible to fulfill their need.

To make a secure on-line donation please go to www.epb.net/about/community/fan-fund. Checks can be mailed to EPB Marketing, P.O. Box 182255, Chattanooga, TN 37422. Please make checks payable to EPB Fan Fund.

EPB Fan Fund 2014 will go a long way to improving quality of life for many people in our community. Additionally, you can help people in need throughout the year by donating to the EPB Power Share program that supports local families who are struggling to pay their basic utility bills. To learn more call us at (423) 648-1372 or go to our EPB Power Share page.

EPB Fan Fund 2014 is a partnership with The Salvation Army, Ace Hardware, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Talk Radio 102.3 FM, News Radio WGOW 1150 AM, Classic Rock KZ-106 FM and 107.9 Big FM. 

About EPB

Established as an independent board of the City of Chattanooga in 1935, EPB is a municipally-owned utility that provides electric power and fiber optic communications services as a means of promoting economic development and enhancing quality of life across the local area. 

EPB serves nearly 180,000 homes and businesses in a 600 square-mile area that includes greater Chattanooga, as well as parts of surrounding counties and areas of North Georgia. 

In 2010, EPB became the first provider in the United States to deliver up to 1 Gig (1,000 mbps) internet speeds utilizing a community-wide fiber optic network that provides access to every home and business in its service area. In 2015, EPB became the first (and to date) only American ISP to make up to 10 Gig (10,000 mbps) internet speeds accessible to all of its residential and commercial customers as a standard offer. 

EPB has also utilized its community-wide fiber optic network to deploy the most advanced and highly automated smart grid power management system in the nation. In recognition of EPB’s groundbreaking infrastructure, the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are utilizing EPB’s smart grid as a national model for researching and developing best practices. EPB is also the first major power distribution utility to earn the USGBC’s PEER certification for having a highly automated, modernized electric power grid.


May 2, 2014