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Smart Energy City Project: An Australian Perspective to a Large DER Intensive Microgrid

By Giovanni Polizzi and Tony Fullelove Indra and Monash University are collaborating to develop, implement and test a distribution management platform across the Clayton campus of the Monash University in Victoria, to control a grid-connected Microgrid comprising a variety of distributed energy resources (DER). The Net Zero Initiative of Monash University, that commits to net […]

FLISR from ACS achieves automated restoration at SVEC

Atlanta – May 2, 2018 – Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), announced that they had their first successful automated restoration occur on March 23rd, following the installation and implementation of their ADMS system provided by Advanced Control Systems (ACS). Automated restoration occurs when there is a permanent fault on the power lines that results in […]

Annual Customer Conference

  Education A highlight of the ACS Customer Conference is always the option to attend a variety of workshops, designed to build your technical skills, enhance your knowledge of the products you already have, and explore the possibilities for improvement in your day–to–day operations. Led by the same team of experts that teach our training […]

Advanced Control System’s Centrix vs. Irma

Centrix fault detection, isolation and restoration saves 82 million customer minutes in a day. Hurricane Irma challenged the operations of a regional utility with the widest spread storm ever to hit the state in one day. The utility operates an automated feeder restoration system from Advanced Control Systems which detects service faults caused by the […]

PRISM Outage Management System vs. Harvey

How ACS’s pioneering PRISM system handled hurricane force outages In September 2017, Hurricane Harvey blew through Texas, causing damage and widespread power outages. An ACS customer in South Texas provides electrical generation to electric co-ops serving 241,000 members in forty-two South Texas counties, so when power is not available, those 42 counties are without electricity. […]

Going Smart at Scale, from the Start

Building a smart grid with the big picture in mind, including functionality and financials Your smart grid rollout should go live everywhere, right from the start. Most utilities will conduct a cost-benefit analysis before making any major investment in the grid. Therefore, this analysis should recognize two key strategies for a commitment of this magnitude […]

PRISM DERMS demonstration project is accepted

The results data is in for ACS’s EPIC distributed energy resources management system ACS successfully completed, installed and performed the site acceptance test of a full-function Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) solution on August 25, 2017 as part of the California Public Utilities Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program for “applied research and […]

Integration Between Smart Grid DMS and DERMS

Managing a multi-player community of renewable consumers and producers successfully Utility and public interest in renewable integration within distribution networks has rapidly risen in popularity. For the public, general sentiments concerning global warming and the environment have been further stoked by subsidies and economic incentives. Utilities face the technical challenge of anticipating the impact of […]

Activating the Human Grid through Telemetry

Tapping your crew and utility customer as a powerful source of network information The involvement of the crew and the utility customer is a powerful untapped source of telemetry, control and general network information, not available by any other means. Furthermore, it is effective over the entire network. This human grid must be integrated into […]