ATLANTA, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With encouragement from William N. Bryan, U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration, Efacec ACS' 34th annual users meeting tackled the issues of smart grid security and system operations improvement. More than 90 attendees, representing 55 leading U.S. utilities, gathered May 2-5 in Atlanta for the smart grid industry's most enduring user group.
"We were privileged to hear fresh security insights from distinguished DOE security expert William N. Bryan," said Efacec ACS CEO Jose Barbosa. "It was also a great opportunity to hear customer examples of innovative uses of our smart grid solutions. Georgia Power's account of their application of the Centrix™ Feeder Automation solution was a prime illustration."
Customers took home actionable information to support their own security initiatives and smart grid strategies from technical updates, new product introductions, a partner/vendor showcase, workshops, and case studies. Workshops addressed essential topics like upgrading legacy RTUs, securing field communications, securing SCADA systems, and preparing for NERC CIP requirements. Presentations included the Town of Danvers, Massachusetts' DOE Smart Grid Award-winning deployment of DMS/DA/OMS and South Carolina Electric and Gas's experience with a spot NERC CIP audit.
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Efacec Advanced Control Systems is a provider of smart grid solutions to the global electric power industry. The Efacec ACS software suite provides integrated distribution and outage management, simulation, optimization, and enterprise business intelligence. Our automation product lines include a wide range of flexible and cost-effective substation, distribution, and feeder automation solutions. Efacec ACS is powering the utility of the future -- today. For more information, visit www.efacec-acs.com.
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