As EPB's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, David Wade leads the company's effort to build and operate one of the country's most automated electric distribution systems.
As EPB's executive vice president and chief operating officer, David Wade leads the company's effort to build and operate one of the country’s most automated electric distribution systems. Using a 100 percent fiber optic network as its backbone, EPB’s Smart Grid is designed to reduce the impact of power outages on the Chattanooga, Tenn.-area community. In fact, EPB is already seeing an average reduction of 60 percent in outage duration. Additional customer and operational benefits are being realized from the pole top telemetry provided by the distribution automation and AMI. David holds a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has 27 years of experience in the electric industry, ranging from hands-on construction to engineering.