Adesta, LLC, a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, is pleased to announce they have been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to provide network deployment and customer fulfillment services for EPB, Chattanooga, TN. Under this contract, Adesta will perform a variety of services to facilitate the EPB smart grid initiatives, communications and entertainment services to their residential and commercial customers in the greater Chattanooga metropolitan area.
EPB is a municipally-owned power utility company serving over 168,000 customers in Chattanooga and surrounding areas of TN. In the fall of 2007, EPB’s Fiber Optics initiative was approved. Phase-one of the 100% fiber optic network is expected to be completed within the next twelve months. Once completed, it will be one of the largest municipally owned fiber optic networks in the United States. The all fiber optic infrastructure forms the backbone of EPB’s Smart Grid, which will help offset the rising cost of energy for customers, keep electricity as reliable and efficient as possible and provide more options for customers to manage their energy use.
Adding electronics to their fiber optic infrastructure will also allow EPB to provide next generation advanced communications (like hi-speed Internet, IPTV television, and digital phone services).
“The EPB network utilizes Smart-Grid technology that will save money and increase efficiencies by foreseeing and correcting deficiencies before they happen,” said Bob Sommerfeld, President of Adesta. “Adesta is always happy to be a part of this kind of forward- thinking and innovation. Our proven experience and commitment to broadband development in America will be a great addition to EPB’s vision.”
“We look forward to working with Adesta as we make progress on our all fiber optic initiatives,” said David Wade, Senior Vice President of EPB’s Electric System.
“Building a complete, 100% fiber optic infrastructure to form our Smart Grid and provide our customers with access to next generation advanced communications services will provide countless benefits to our community and position us for the future.”
About Adesta, LLC
Adesta (adestagroup.com) brings innovative, flexible and cost-efficient thinking to the design, construction and maintenance of stand-alone or integrated communication networks and security systems. For nearly two decades, Adesta has offered commercial, industrial and governmental clients an efficient single point of contact for all their project issues. A trusted partner to customers and suppliers around the world, Adesta takes great pride in delivering outstanding technology, superior control and a great return on investment.
Adesta has deployed over 2 million fiber miles in more than 150 rural and metropolitan areas and completed over 1,000 large-scale, electronic security systems projects in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America, and the Middle East.
Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Adesta is managed by executives from the telecommunications, construction and security industries. For more information, visit the company’s website or call (866) 221-5641.
A non-profit agency of the City of Chattanooga, EPB (epb.net) was established in 1935 and is one of the largest publicly-owned providers of electric power in the country, serving more than 168,000 residents and businesses in a 600 square-mile area. Today, EPB is both an electric utility and a communications company, providing communications services for local businesses using their all fiber optic infrastructure. For more information about EPB, visit the website or call (423)648-1214.