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Detroit Edison Upgrades Substation Automation Systems

Advanced Control Systems has delivered six Connex 30 substation manager upgrades for legacy Systems Northwest/Hathaway RTUs at Detroit Edison.

"ACS offered us the ability to leverage installed I/O wiring and terminations with state- of-the-art communications infrastructure to keep costs down,” said Bill Ledwick, Detroit Edison senior engineer. “The ACS Connex 30 is providing a reliable solution for our substation integration needs.”

Following a less than 90-minute installation of the ACS Connex 30 systems, DTE deployed ACS’ Connex/NTU Explorer configuration software to precisely replicate the original substation database and minimize master system changes.

In the past five years ACS has delivered more than 300 upgrade systems for RTUs from Systems Northwest/Hathaway, L&N, L&G TeleGyr, Moore Systems, Harris, ILEX, QEI, and Ferranti. Leading investor-owned utilities that have deployed ACS substation upgrades include, among others, Detroit Edison, Nova Scotia Power, El Paso Electric, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, NSTAR, and Nevada Power.

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