EPB Smart Grid

EPB Smart Grid

Overview

EPB smart grid is one of the most advanced electric grids in the world, known for reducing outage times and making our operations more efficient. These improvements translate to serious benefits for the environment.

Highlights

Since 2012, through efficiences made possible by the smart grid, EPB has been able to save its customers over 15 million pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)1 emissions, the same amount of carbon pollution created by burning over 7 million pounds of coal.

Facts

EPB has avoided driving over 1 million miles due to the automation of its electric and communications systems, translating to over 1 million pounds of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent reduced). That reduction is equivalent to the carbon sequestered 400 acres of U.S. forest for one year.