NORCROSS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Control Systems (ACS), a global provider of smart grid automation technology, signed a partnership agreement with Bigwood Systems, Inc. (BSI), a world-leader in developing innovative tools for power grid assessment, monitoring, analysis, operation, control and optimization. Together, they combine best-in-class technology to provide fully integrated Energy Management System (EMS) solutions for the electrical power industry.
According to ACS CEO Kevin Sullivan, "Our combined capabilities are providing advanced EMS systems to utilities that have both Transmission and Distribution energy management, building an integrated 'best of breed' single, real-time platform. Our energy management real-time platform PRISM™ (Precision Real-time Information System Management™) supports energy delivery and outage management seamlessly from transmission and distribution to the edges of our grid – the consumer."
"We are very excited for this partnership as both of our company strengths perfectly complement each other. BSI brings field-proven, advanced energy applications and an innovative culture to be combined with ACS's ability to support broad smart grid functionality and their first-class system installation, documentation, training, and support," says BSI President and Cornell University Professor, Dr. Hsiao-Dong Chiang. "We believe in teaming for success to develop innovative technologies and applying them to meet critical industry needs in a cost-effective partnership with our customers."
ACS (founded in 1975 and based in Norcross, GA) successfully delivers PRISM™ SCADA, OMS, EMS, ADMS, Substation & Feeder Automation, Mobile and Turnkey services to a large customer base globally. BSI (founded in 1995 and based in Ithaca, NY) has an exceptional track record in developing powerful on-line EMS solutions deployed around the world, including several large ISO/RTO's in North America. BSI also invented and holds a total of 20 patents in this area.
Together, ACS and BSI differentiate themselves in the marketplace with a product roadmap identifying specific roles and responsibilities for integrated DMS and EMS applications. DASmap™ tools unified with T&D editor are just two of many innovative technologies intended to target regions and global customers, enabling real-time assessment, enhancement, and optimization with high performance on a single network model.
About Advanced Control Systems
ACS is a leading provider of 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 (ADMS), outage management (OMS), energy management (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 is powering the utility of the future today in Real-Time On-Time. For more information, visit acspower.com.
About Bigwood Systems
Bigwood Systems, Inc. (BSI) was founded in 1995 to provide the utility industry with high-performance software solutions grown out of cutting-edge research and development work. BSI is well recognized as a world leader in developing innovative tools for power grid assessment, monitoring, analysis, operation, control and optimization to provide our customers effective solutions to support the highest quality of reliable, safe and sustainable electrical power. BSI has an exceptional track record in developing on-line EMS solutions for large ISO/RTO's and off-line planning tools in both transmission and distribution networks for bulk electric systems. For more information, visit bigwood-systems.com.
SOURCE Advanced Control Systems