Advanced Control Systems (ACS), an Indra company, announced that Fort Collins Utilities, in Colorado, has selected ACS for their Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) as part of a multi-year digital transformation project. This journey will bring Fort Collins to the forefront of the electric utility industry. Fort Collins Utilities’ objective is to increase system resiliency for their customers, as well as address the changing landscape of the utility industry. This initiative provides a technology roadmap for other utilities interested in grid modernization.
The first phase includes the implementation of PRISM™ OMS (outage management system) that will greatly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Fort Collins Utilities’ operations and crews, as they work to restore power after outages. By leveraging the ACS suite of mobile applications, the crews will have access to real-time system information in the field and be able to provide vital information about outages so customers will be better informed regarding estimated time for restoration.
“Both Fort Collins Utilities and ACS share the vision of where the utility industry is headed and want to be leaders when it comes to grid modernization,” explains Jon Grooters, Sales Director for ACS.
“Fort Collins Utilities understands our customers need to be informed as power outages impact both residents and businesses. Our effort with this project is to modernize our system to meet those expectations for our customers’ success,” states Kevin R. Gertig, Utilities Executive Director.