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 the EnergyRight Solutions program demonstrates their commitment to bringing energy efficiency and renewable energy to the community they serve,” said Cindy Herron, vice president of EnergyRight Solutions for TVA.
EPB was recognized in the 2015 Highlights Report as a Top Performer among 155 power distributors in total program savings, eScore, EnergyRight Solutions for Industry, Green Power Switch and Green Power Providers with these key results for the 2015 fiscal year:
“We strive every day to help our customers realize the most value possible from their electric power,” said EPB president David Wade. “When we work together toward common goals through EnergyRight Solutions, we help businesses grow and enhance our overall community’s quality of life.”
EPB and TVA will continue to strive to meet the challenges that lie ahead by working together to better promote energy efficiency and clean energy that will make our Valley a better place to live, work, play and raise happy families.
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.