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Power bills vary depending on the amount of electric power you use. Weather plays the biggest role in your electric bill since your HVAC unit is one of your home's biggest energy users. In the milder months of spring and fall, you are more likely to use less energy than in the colder and hotter months of the winter or summer.

EPB Energy Pros can visit your home and perform a free home energy checkup at any time. Please call 423-648-1372 to schedule your visit.

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Power bills vary depending on the amount of electric power you use. Weather plays the biggest role in your electric bill since your HVAC unit is one of your home's biggest energy users. In the milder months of spring and fall, you are more likely to use less energy than in the colder and hotter months of the winter or summer.

EPB Energy Pros can visit your home and perform a free home energy checkup at any time. Please call 423-648-1372 to schedule your visit.

You will receive emails for when your bills are due. They include the billing amount, due date and a link to paying them online. You can also access previous bills electronically. Make a one-time payment using a credit or debit card or pay by phone or in person or set up autopay for automatic monthly payment.

For your convenience, we offer several Pay Stations at various locations within our service area that accept payment by cash, check, credit or debit card. You can also make payments at one of our three convenient locations:

  • EPB Main Office 10 West M.L. King Blvd. - Convenient curbside EZ-Pay Kiosk on the Market Street side (across from Miller Park) available 24/7
  • EPB Brainerd Branch 830 Eastgate Loop - Temporarily drive through only. Monday - Friday Drive-thru hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • EPB Hixson Branch 2124 North Point Blvd. - Temporarily drive through only. Monday - Friday Drive-thru hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Find the location nearest you.

Each solar panel within the array is estimated to produce approximately 37 kWh per month, but this amount can be higher or lower based on time of year and weather. Determine the percentage of your home's energy use you want to receive as a solar credit and multiply that by your average monthly energy use. For example, if you want 25% of your home's power use to be solar, and your average use is 1,600 kWh per month, you would license 11 panels (1600 x .25 = 400/37 = 10.8).

Call 423-648-1372 to join Solar Share.

Residential customers may request to be billed on one of four optional dates each month. To choose a due date that’s right for you, call us at 423-648-1372.

Business customers can call 423-648-1500 to speak with a business account representative about options available to you.

The EPB Pre-Pay Power option eliminates late fees, reconnect fees and security deposits. With Pre-Pay Power, you can decide what works best for you and your budget. If it’s difficult for you to make large monthly payments, you can pay smaller amounts daily, weekly, or biweekly instead. Pre-Pay Power puts the power in your hands. To sign up for Pre-Pay Power, please call us at 423-648-1372.

By default, customers receive a simplified bill, showing the amount of electricity used and amount of payment they owe. However, we also offer a detailed bill with a breakdown of costs, including TVA’s current adjustment for the cost of fuel to generate energy.

To start receiving detailed bills, please call us at 423-648-1372.

For other questions, get in touch with us

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