Meet the EPB Smart(er) Grid

The most advanced electric power distribution grid of its kind is working for Chattanooga to deliver true peace of mind.

Not your average service provider.

We’ve been the Chattanooga’s trusted source for electric power for more than seven decades, but EPB is more than just bucket trucks. We’re also the architects and providers of one of the most intelligent and comprehensive Smart Grids in the nation to continually keep the power on and working for you.

Highly intelligent, extremely reliable power delivery keeps business moving.

The most advanced electric distribution system of its kind is at work for businesses in Chattanooga right now. We call it EPB’s Smart Grid. As energy demands continue to increase this elaborate, intuitive sensor system and two-way communication channel ensures reliable, resilient electricity delivery ready to power generations to come.

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Business Assistance

Reliable power delivered through a state-of-the-art Smart Grid keeps your business moving.

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Programs and Incentives

Discover credits and incentives available to business customers that participate in certain programs and practices.

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Business Electrical Rates

EPB's firm commercial rates are determined by the type of business and its total demand for energy.

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Our custom outdoor lighting products help ensure your safety when you need it the most.

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Our business is helping you do yours, 24/7

Vegetation is one of the leading causes of outages in our electric system. Also, downed wires threaten the safety of people and animals as well as increase the cost of providing utility service.

Although we can’t avoid this completely, we can reduce it by proactively managing vegetation growth in certain areas, such as around power poles and equipment.

Making the Green Power Switch helps our community support cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy generation options, in partnership with TVA.

By purchasing one or more 150 kilowatt-hour blocks of Green Power for $4 each per month, you support the use of renewable energy resources like wind, solar power and methane gas. These resources generate energy with less pollution, from sources right here in the Chattanooga area. While no energy resource is completely impact-free, each block of Green Power you purchase makes a difference.

Part of our Smart Grid system, digital smart meters have the ability to communicate with the power system and measure your electric consumption every 15 minutes. You can view your own consumption online and EPB will also know within 15 minutes if there’s a power outage or unusual consumption at your home or business in order to respond immediately and fix the problem.

It depends on the situation and factors such as what caused the power to go out and how many areas were affected. Thanks to our Smart Grid, many outages can be restored in near real time, with no human intervention. If a critical pole near you goes down, we can anticipate that it could take up to six hours to fix. However,

during storm-related outages, restoration information may not be immediately available. Sometimes there is much damage we need to assess through a combination of remote monitoring and customer calls.

A REC refers to specifically 1 megawatt of electricity’s environmental benefits. Offsets refer to any increment of environmental benefits less than 1 megawatt hour.

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