Advanced Control Systems Deploys PRISM™ Distribution Management System as Smart Grid Foundation for Orangeburg Public Utilities

ATLANTA, GA—Sept. 29, 2008— Advanced Control Systems, Inc. (ACS), a leading provider of smart grid automation and system solutions to electric utilities worldwide, announced that it recently completed delivery of its PRISM Distribution Management System (DMS) for the Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

Orangeburg DPU, the largest municipal utility in South Carolina, embarked on a distribution system automation program that extended previous system investments in its SCADA master platform to add capabilities for integrated load flow, fault detection, isolation and restoration functionality.

Orangeburg DPU owns and operates 22 electric substations, with service available at 115KV, 46KV, and 480V for large customers. Using the PRISM DMS, a modern dispatch center monitors and controls the electric system 24x7 through a state–of-the-art fiber optic network that supports DMS applications and the field distribution automation technology. Orangeburg DPU services a geographic area of about 340 square miles and is part of a multi-service utility for the City of Orangeburg, S.C.

The PRISM system incorporates load flow for a 60-feeder network, with deployment of an integrated recloser and sectionalizing distribution automation reliability initiative that supports 20 feeders serving Orangeburg's critical commercial and industrial customer base and residential customers living in those areas. ACS and Orangeburg recently completed the production deployment of the system, which is now fully operational in a redundant configuration for high availability.

“As a tightly integrated component of our comprehensive suite of solutions for electric power utilities, the ACS PRISM DMS will enhance Orangeburg's SCADA system, providing advanced, self-healing smart gird capabilities to improve the security, quality and reliability of power delivery, ” said Frank Sublett, ACS director of sales and marketing.

Sublett added, “As a leader in smart grid strategy, ACS continues to provide utilities with innovative technology, allowing them to successfully meet the demands of today's rapidly evolving market. We are pleased to play a key role in Orangeburg's advancement towards a complete smart grid solution.”

About Advanced Control Systems, Inc.

Advanced Control Systems, an EFACEC company, is a provider of smart grid solutions to the global electric power industry. The ACS software suite provides integrated distribution and outage management, simulation, optimization, and enterprise business intelligence. ACS automation products 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, visit


Rob Sadler

Director of Marketing

Advanced Control Systems, Inc.

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