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Ask the Expert: The Value of An Integrated Distributed Energy Resource Platform

Utilities can optimize long-term energy supply, power delivery and customer service goals with integrated IT/OT system 1. Following the acquisition of ACS by Indra Systems last year, what makes the combination of ACS and Indra-minsait a unique value proposition for electric utilities? Indra is a large global IT company with very deep experience in progressive […]

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 […]

ACS and Minsait Announce Combined Participation at DistribuTECH 2019

Advanced Control Systems and Minsait Announce Combined Participation at DistribuTECH 2019 Conference and Exhibition Atlanta, Georgia – January 7, 2019 – Advanced Control Systems (ACS), An Indra company, announced its participation alongside their colleagues from Minsait (based in Spain) at DistribuTECH 2019, one of the leading transmission and distribution tradeshows in North America. This three-day […]

Monash University receives an award from the UN for an innovative project to combat Climate Change with Minsait collaborating as a technological partner

SPAIN – 12 OF DECEMBER OF 2018 Minsait, an Indra company, is collaborating in the development of a microgrid as a key part of the Australian university’s Net Zero Initiative, which is based on its solution to manage networks with distributed energy resources and automatically balance generation, operation and demand, thereby reducing environmental impact and […]

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 […]

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 […]