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 to reduce waste disposal in landfills, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
“As we celebrate Earth Month, we want to provide our customers with as many opportunities as possible to engage with the community’s efforts to enhance Chattanooga’s quality of life,” said Elizabeth Hammitt, EPB director of community and environmental stewardship. “We encourage our customers to participate in programs that help make our community more sustainable, healthier and efficient.”
During Earth Month, EPB is promoting awareness of these community assets:
EPB customers can sign up for eBill and an eScore free energy checkup by calling (423) 648-1372. They can also sign up online and learn more about energy efficiency, payment options and other home services at www.epb.com/home-store/power.
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.