EPB of Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S., has awarded S&C Electric a two-year multimillion-dollar contract to furnish up to 1500 S&C IntelliRupter PulseClosers, applied in conjunction with the S&C IntelliTEAM SG Automatic Restoration System. The equipment will help EPB achieve the highest level of electric service reliability and power quality in North America.

EPB is currently building a 100% fiber-optic communication system that will be the backbone for the utility's smart grid. In October 2009, EPB was awarded $111.5 million in stimulus funding from the Department of Energy to expedite its smart grid implementation, which includes an increased number of automated switches installed on its electric grid in an expedited timeframe.

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