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Colorado-based Fort Collins Utilities has selected Advanced Control Systems as its core supplier for an advanced distribution management platform.

The project is part of the utility's digital transformation initiative which is expected to help Fort Collins to prepare itself for future business models and to be able to meet changing consumer demands.

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The energy provider is seeking to increase the resiliency of its grid network.

The project is divided into two with the first phase including the deployment of PRISM - an outage management system. The platform is expected to help the utility to detect and quickly address power outages, thus reducing their occurrence and duration.

The platform will provide workers with real-time data regarding the operations of different grid assets so that the utility can better inform its consumers in the event of both planned and unplanned outages.

Kevin R Gertig, executive director of Fort Collins Utilities, said: "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 modernise our system to meet those expectations for our customers' success."