Opelika Power Services

Owner: City of Opelika

Location: Opelika, Alabama

Size: 51,048 sq ft sq ft

Cost: $12,442,000

Completion Date: April 2013

Architect: Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, Inc.

Description: Leaders say the $3.7 million Opelika Power Services (OPS) Facility is an integral part of the fiber-optic network being built throughout the city. In addition to housing the administrative office and warehouse, the facility is also the home of Opelika Power Services’ fiber hub. The fiber network allows the city to offer smart-grid technology as well as cable, Internet and phone service, which Opelika voters approved in August 2010. The project also included a satellite yard for a satellite TV service to be provided by the OPS. The project included a bunkered/hardened structure for head-end equipment. The site also includes an equipment yard, cranes, and more than a dozen satellites.