|2013 - Lower Peaks in the Valley in East Tennessee|
“The new technology empowers us to not only comply with voltage control demand response directives we receive from the Tennessee Valley Authority, but to manage load resources in a highly targeted manner. It helps us minimize our peak demand charges and deliver consistent customer experience, helping to keep rates low,” said Jim Belcher, a Morristown demand response engineer.
The voltage reduction solution is part of Morristown’s plan to decrease overall peak demand charges throughout the year. And with the integrated AMI system delivering customer voltages, alarms and demand data from electric smart meters via DNP to the PRISM SCADA System, Morristown can automatically adjust voltage and manage load responsively throughout daily operations.
Efacec ACS CEO José Barbosa said, “What Morristown has done provides a compelling example of the tremendous potential of advanced approaches to peak shaving technology. We are excited about the interest we are seeing in this application, and the potential for savings it presents to all of our TVA utilities.”
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Efacec ACS Acquired by Falfurrias Capital Partners
Advanced Control Systems, a pioneer in advanced distribution management solutions, will join the North American T&D Group
ATLANTA – March 5, 2014 — Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based private equity firm, has acquired Norcross, Georgia-based Efacec ACS, Inc. from the Efacec Group for undisclosed terms. The company name will change to Advanced Control Systems, Inc. (ACS), and it will operate as an independent portfolio company of the North American T&D Group (NATDG).