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NRTC and Efacec ACS Partner for Integrated Utility Smart Grid Solutions

The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative has signed an agreement with Efacec Advanced Control Systems, Inc. to provide next-generation SCADA products to NRTC’s rural electric cooperative members.

NRTC’s electric members can benefit from Efacec ACS’s PRISM SCADA platform, now in its tenth major release, and a number of other advanced utility automation technologies, including Volt/VAR control, feeder automation, and fully integrated DMS/OMS.

“The entire electric utility industry is looking to deploy advanced technologies to support a smart grid, including rural electric cooperatives,” said José Barbosa, CEO of Efacec ACS. “We’re pleased that through our partnership with NRTC, we can continue to help rural utilities achieve that goal and improve the efficiency and control of their systems.”

In addition to the technologies now available through Efacec ACS, NRTC offers other solutions for rural utilities looking to modernize their distribution systems, including geographic information systems (GIS), advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), workforce management (WFM) solutions and communications systems

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