Source: EPB | Release | July 9, 2021

EPB has been named as a top performer in the Tennessee Valley Authority seven-state region when it comes to helping our customers save money and energy through the TVA EnergyRight program.

“EPB is being recognized as a top performer in twelve categories related to electrification, energy efficiency and renewables, making EPB the most recognized local power company in the Tennessee Valley,” said Cindy Herron, vice president of TVA EnergyRight.

TVA EnergyRight, in partnership with local power companies, work together to offer innovative and valuable programs to residents and businesses in the Tennessee Valley.

EPB was the top performer in the Tennessee Valley in three categories.  We helped our customers save 18.5 million kWh, making us the number one local power company when it comes to total energy saved across all TVA EnergyRight programs.

“EPB provides the staffing, promotion and resources to ensure that customers are aware of and can participate in energy efficiency measures to save money on their electric bills,” said Herron. “We are very proud of this great accomplishment and are very excited about what lies ahead in this rapidly changing energy marketplace.”

EPB also helped our residential customers top the list by saving 428,823 kWh after attending Home Energy Workshops.

“TVA EnergyRight and EPB partner to offer free Home Energy Workshops.  This year we worked together to make them virtual, making it possible for residents to learn about home energy use remotely,” said John Watts, EPB Energy Pro.  “When more people know about all the money-saving tips and energy conservation assistance to them, everyone in the Tennessee Valley wins.”

EPB also helped our industrial customers top the list by saving 29.4 million kWh after learning information through the TVA EnergyRight Industry – Smart Energy Technologies program.

“Maximizing efficiency for industrial power users makes a big impact,” said Watts.  “EPB and TVA EnergyRight work with industrial users to create customized, plantwide approaches that help them control expenses, boost their bottom lines and use energy more efficiently.”

EPB was also recognized for helping our customers save 127,696 kWh through our Home Uplift program and 141,143 kWh through our DIY Home Energy Assessments.

“Through these energy savings, we are positioning TVA, our local power companies and our customers for the changing energy industry – one driven by evolving consumer habits and new technologies,” said Herron.

Our EPB Energy ProsSM can help all our customers save energy and money.  Just give them a call to schedule a free EPB Home Energy CheckupSM. Our EPB Energy Pros can analyze your home and provide detailed recommendations on how to improve energy efficiency.  They can also do a free energy bill analysis to help customers learn how to track costs, levelize their bills and take advantage of available rebates.

With 75 years combined experience, the EPB Energy Pros can answer questions about all things energy including electric vehicles, energy efficient appliances, home remodeling, new home construction, smart home technology, solar panels and much more.

Learn more at epb.com/energypros and call 423-648-1372 to schedule an in-person or virtual visit with our 24/7/365 customer service team.

About EPB

EPB serves the greater Chattanooga area by providing world-class energy and connectivity solutions as a means of promoting economic development and enhancing quality of life for our community. We deliver electricity to more than 170,000 homes and businesses across our 600 square mile service area which includes most of Hamilton County as well as parts of surrounding counties in both Tennessee and Georgia. In 2010, EPB Fiber Optics, which offers internet, TV, and telephone services, 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 which is accessible 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.

EPB is an independent board of the City of Chattanooga which began serving customers in 1939. Visit EPB.com for more information.

About TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

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