ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Control Systems (ACS), a leading global provider of smart grid solutions to the electric power industry, announced today that the City of Anaheim Public Utilities (Anaheim) has completed the production deployment of the ACS PRISM Real-Time outage management system (OMS) to increase reliability and deliver improved electric service to its citizens.

ACS developed PRISM Real-Time OMS as a tightly integrated component of its comprehensive suite of smart grid solutions for electric power utilities. Anaheim operates its OMS from the same real-time database that supports its ACS SCADA, substation, and feeder automation systems-resulting in lower data and system maintenance costs compared to traditional multi-vendor solutions. With its OMS, Anaheim has achieved faster outage prediction and restoration, streamlined switching operations, enhanced system visualization and improved safety for field crews and citizens.

ACS has demonstrated that its integrated PRISM smart grid platform for OMS, DMS and automation can sustain over 750 system events per second during storms, heat waves, and other events that stress electrical distribution systems.

Anaheim serves approximately 110,000 customers throughout a 50-square mile area, with a peak system demand of more than 580 megawatts. It operates ten 69 KV/12 KV distribution substations (with 17 69 KV transmission lines) and 105 12 KV distribution substations. A 50 MW combustion turbine generator is deployed for peak conditions.

ACS President David Moore remarked, "Anaheim has been a valued ACS customer for over a decade. With the production go-live of PRISM Real-Time OMS, we are pleased to showcase Anaheim as one of our most progressive customers and as an early adopter of our integrated smart grid approach."

In addition to OMS, Anaheim has deployed ACS solutions for SCADA, substation and feeder automation, interactive voice response for crew call out, and enterprise business intelligence, including real-time tracking and reporting of IEEE 1366 reliability indices.

ACS marketing director Gary Ockwell concluded, "Utilities seek cost-effective solutions that provide fast payback in the key areas of customer service and delivery reliability. This continues to be the driving force behind the smart grid innovations that ACS is bringing to the market."

About Advanced Control Systems:

Established in 1975, Advanced Control Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of smart grid solutions to the global electric power industry. The ACS software suite provides integrated distribution and outage management, simulation, optimization, and enterprise business intelligence. ACS automation product lines include a wide range of flexible and cost-effective substation, distribution, and feeder automation solutions. ACS is powering the utility of the future - today. For more information, visit www.acsatlanta.com.

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