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ACS at Ga Tech Energy Industry Workshop

Advanced Control Systems™ Demonstrates Data Knowledge in Meeting Timely Grid Operation Solutions at Energy Industry Academia Workshop on Georgia Tech Campus
ATLANTA-- (September 6, 2016) – Advanced Control Systems (ACS™), a global provider of smart grid automation technology, participated at the South Big Data Hub’s Applications Analytics and Machine Learning in Energy Industry-Academia Workshop today at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Klaus Advanced Computing Building.
The goal of this event was to connect industry partners with academic researchers in the domains of Energy: Power, Smart Grid, as well as Big Data and Data Science. Speakers were specifically selected to share their perspective on high-impact applications or challenges surrounding the use of data science, analytics, informatics, and machine learning in the Energy space. Attendees came from throughout the southern US to attend the event, sponsored by the South Big Data Hub and the Computing Community Consortium. Part of a network of four regional Big Data Hubs, the South Hub was launched by the National Science Foundation and is managed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The South Hub provides coordination around Big Data,” said Co-executive Director Renata Rawlings Goss, “to draw key players out of their silos and into new collaborations.”
ACS Chief Technology Officer Gary Ockwell participated on the Consumer and Market Analysis: Analytics of Metering Data panel and said, “Not all ‘Big Data’ is created equal. We see an explosion of data erupting from the distribution grid. In contrast to the transmission network, the distribution network has more data with greater variations in time resolution of when it is received. The challenge is knowing which data is useful towards meeting the decision objective for the timely operation of the grid.”
According to ACS CEO Kevin Sullivan, "At ACS, our brightest engineers are working to solve the industry’s biggest challenges. We are seeing more distributed generation across the network and varying customer load patterns, making the operation of the grid even more complex than ever. By utilizing data from various points along the network and integrating them into real-time control systems, ACS provides solutions that automate and optimize grid operation.”
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Rebecca Kelly
Marketing Director
Advanced Control Systems

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