ACAPULCO, Mexico, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Control Systems (ACS™), a global provider of smart grid automation technology, was selected to present at the IEEE Mexico RVPAI 2016 conference in Acapulco, Mexico. Miguel Bengla, Substation Automation Product Manager, ACS will speak on "REMOTE TERMINAL UNIT UPGRADES: THE GE D20" and discuss the challenges utilities face when dealing with aging automation systems, and in particular the GE D20 RTU.
According to Mr. Bengla, "Utilities are facing real problems when dealing with legacy equipment, specifically legacy substation automation. When the aging remote terminal unit (RTU) starts getting unreliable, and therefore unsafe, and the original manufacturer is no longer in business or can't provide the needed parts or support, a quick action must occur."
Bengla added, "If the first thought that comes to mind is to replace the RTU with a new one, we must remember that utilities have three major constraints: budget, time and people. Therefore, a simple RTU upgrade is, in many cases, a better choice than an expensive and time-consuming full replacement."
"The IEEE Mexico Conference provides an opportunity for ACS to show economic options for Mexican utilities with great satisfaction from the Latin American customer point-of-view," said Jorge Herrera, ACS Regional Business Development Director, LATAM-M&CA. "In deregulated markets," said Mr. Herrera, "Mexico is now facing a new revolution in the Energy Sector, and ACS solutions not only provide cost-effective, but reliable and quick implementation with D20 upgrades for utility substations."
About Advanced Control Systems
ACS is a leading provider of smart grid solutions and advanced automation technology to the global electric power industry. For over 40 years, ACS has pioneered control center solutions which include SCADA, advanced distribution management systems (ADMS), outage management systems (OMS), energy management systems (EMS), network simulation and optimization, network display strategies and ergonomic design. ACS automation product lines include a wide range of flexible and cost-effective substation, distribution, and feeder automation solutions. ACS mobile tools enable utilities to communicate with crews and consumers using real-time data. ACS has taken the advanced digital remote terminal units (RTUs) to the next level by providing local smart technology, cyber security and an upgrade plan that allows utilities to replace aging infrastructure with the latest in electronic upgrades, which can be completed in hours versus months. ACS provides technology to manage energy through a fully-integrated real-time PRISM platform which optimizes grid efficiency. For more information, visit acspower.com.
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