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Advanced Control Systems and DELSUR Celebrate State-of-the-Art Success

ATLANTA – August 4, 2015 — Advanced Control Systems (ACS), a global provider of smart grid automation technology, delivered a state-of-the-art smart grid ACS PRISM™ SCADA system to  one of the largest electric distribution companies in El Salvador—the Distribuidora de Electricidad del Sur, SA de CV (DELSUR). DELSUR General Manager Roberto Gonzalez said that, after a process of nearly three years, the company took a technological leap and invested $1.6 million to achieve a more efficient service for 360,000 users and now has the reliability to distribute power over 10,000 kilometers.
Roberto González reported, “Our main commitment is ensuring that our users have a reliable and safe electrical network that meets the highest standards of quality, stability and continuity in the supply of energy. With this significant investment in ACS proven technology with mobile capabilities, we took a major step toward levels of modernization that position us as a leader in innovation.
Victor Zaldaña, DELSUR distribution manager, said the new PRISM™ Outage Management System (OMS) easily integrated with DELSUR’s current SCADA system—so much so that the company made the migration without affecting electric service to their customers.  Mr. Zaldaña said, “DELSUR is improving its quality of service standards, quick fault detection and certainty in identifying causes, speed in care of interruptions, efficient identification with alternative solutions, and real-time feedback to customer capabilities, among others."
According to DELSUR IT manager, Alicia Breucop, “DELSUR has the technology to create a circle of continuous improvement services for our customers. A big advantage is that these products are within a family of applications provided by ACS to manage long-term growth and our vision for an optimal smart grid.
ACS CEO Kevin Sullivan said, “We are proud to know that DELSUR, with its history of first class excellence, is the first company in Central America to integrate the PRISM SCADA/DMS/OMS platform to make decisions in real-time emergency conditions, allowing the deployment of the best fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR) technology possible.
ACS and DELSUR have had a positive relationship since 2004 earning our trust for customer satisfaction,” said Jorge Herrera, ACS Regional Director, Latin America, Mexico & Caribbean. “Our SCADA, DMS and OMS supports their demands for customer service as our flagship in Latin America.  Having deployed a full-suite of technology associated with ongoing future benefits, we are pleased to continue our collaboration through our new ACS Center of Excellence in El Salvador.”.
The Distribuidora de Electricidad DELSUR, SA de CV (DELSUR) is dedicated to the transformation, distribution and commercialization of energy in the area Center and South of the country, mainly the departments of: La Libertad, San Salvador, La Paz, San Vicente and Cuscatlan. DELSUR serves more than 360,000 customers in Central America and is one of the largest distribution companies in El Salvador.

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