ATLANTA, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Control Systems (ACS) has been named a 2014 Smart Energy Company of the Year finalist by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Smart Energy Society. The Norcross based company was lauded for its contributions to smart energy, technology, thought leadership, business leadership, public awareness and creation of job opportunities.
ACS' advanced distribution management systems (ADMS), outage management systems (OMS) and sophisticated fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR) application were featured in the selection.
- Georgia Power's use of ACS' Centrix Feeder Automation system proved its value by lessening the impact of outages and shortening restoration times for many of the utility's customers during "Winter Storm Pax" and by August 2014, the system had helped the utility avoid 7.2 million cumulative customer-minutes of interruption (CMI).
- ACS collaborated with fiber company PCS to design, install and maintain a 120-mile, fully digital 48-fiber backbone ring and fiber optic network to provide high-speed connectivity between the ACS PRISM SCADA system of the Marietta Board of Lights & Water and their 17 electrical substations and 144 automated switches.
ACS' strong financials attracted Falfurrias Capital Partners, which acquired the company in March 2014 through its North American T&D Group (NATDG). This has furthered ACS' ability to expand its offerings and its ability to provide employment in technology in Georgia.
"We are gratified by this recognition by the TAG Smart Energy Society," ACS CEO Jose Barbosa said. "The technology community of Georgia is truly exceptional and TAG does so much to further and support continued development of the smart grid industry."
The Company of the Year award winner will be announced at the 2014 TAG Smart Energy Award Banquet at Georgia Tech at 6 p.m. December 4.
About Advanced Control Systems
ACS is a leading provider of advanced automation technology to the global electric power industry. ACS control center solutions include SCADA, advanced distribution management (ADMS), outage management (OMS), energy management (EMS) and network simulation and optimization. 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. For more information, please visit www.acspower.com.
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