The Wall Street Journal featured Chattanooga’s smart grid technology Wednesday. 

The article discussed how some utilities, such as EPB, have “self-healing” systems that allow for quicker, more efficient power restoration after storms, such as Hurricane Sandy. 

In July, EPB’s smart grid saved about 50,000 customers from extended power outages.

The system identifies the location of the outage and reroutes power so that fewer customers are without power. 

In AprilEPB crews installed of the final “smart switch” in the smart grid system, which they said at that time would reduce outage duration by 40 percent.