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ACS™ Recognized by CIO Publication as ‘Top 10’ Smart Grid Vendor to Watch

ATLANTA (November 5, 2015) – Advanced Control Systems™ (ACS), a global provider of smart grid automation technology, received recognition from the Energy CIO Insights (EC) publication. ACS was selected as one of the “Top 10 Companies” that are in the forefront of providing Smart Grid solutions and impacting the Energy Management marketplace. 
The annual list of companies is selected by a panel of experts and members of EC’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship. “ACS has been on our radar for some time now, stirring a revolution in the Smart Grid landscape, and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch technology-driven solutions,” said Laura Davis, Editor-in-Chief, EC. “ACS continues to break new ground benefiting its customers around the globe, and we’re excited to have them featured on top.”
ACS Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sullivan said, “We are proud of this recognition as ACS leads in new innovation in advance controls in energy delivery. Along with extreme weather conditions, new and disruptive technologies, aging infrastructure, big data, and system security, CIOs of leading organizations are challenged with keeping consumers satisfied. Consumers have expectations around improved reliability and faster outage restoration, while insisting on better environmental stewardship.” He added, “To support today’s energy CIO in managing this complex landscape, we partner with each utility to develop a long-term relationship based on a strategic technology roadmap to ensure our technology addresses future needs as the energy industry innovates around new business models that the new technology is stimulating.”
According to ACS Chief Technology Officer Gary Ockwell, “We are happy that CIO executives will appreciate what ACS delivers to utilities. Now their companies will have far greater access to real-time usage data and this data, along with active engagement by the consumer, can enable the utility to manage better the balance of supply with demand, and empower people to take a more active role in managing their own energy use, which will help flatten peak demand and allow peak shifting.” 

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