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Monthly Archives: August 2016

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NISC Once Again Named by Prairie Business Magazine as One of the 50 Best Places to Work

Mandan, N.D., August 30, 2016 — For the third consecutive year, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) has been recognized by Prairie Business magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern plains. Companies were nominated through an anonymous employee survey that outlined work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness. Consideration was also given to the number of nominations received per company. The 50 businesses have been honored in the magazine’s September issue, which is available on www.prairiebusinessmagazine.com.   “Employees in the companies nominated for this list wait eagerly to find out if their workplace has been chosen,” says Lisa Gibson, editor of Prairie Business. “It’s a point of pride for our winners because being nominated as a great place to work by actual employees on all levels of hierarchy is a testament to really being a great company. You can’t claim to be a great place to work unless the employees who actually work for you agree.”   Now in the third year of conducting the Best Places to Work contest, Prairie Business received nearly 950 surveys. “We’re happy to present this year’s winners and offer our congratulations to them all,” Gibson says. “This award is an honor for NISC. Not only because of the acknowledgment from Prairie Business but also because the nomination itself came from our staff. We operate our IT cooperative based off six shared values, values that guide how we conduct our business. Getting this honor for the third consecutive year is an affirmation of those shared values we have in place to help make this organization successful and our employees feel appreciated and empowered,” said Kari Reichert, NISC Vice President of People Services. About Prairie Business magazine: [...]

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NISC Expands Distribution Analytics Offering

Investment in Electrical Distribution Design, Inc. (EDD) Leverages Technology and Experience St. Louis, Mo., August 24, 2016 — To better serve its Members, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) has made an equity investment in Electrical Distribution Design, Inc. (EDD).  This investment leverages EDD's DEW software within NISC's utility enterprise software. NISC has been working with EDD for several years, and now is the time to focus on leveraging EDD's technology and expertise. Under the terms of the arrangement, NISC will integrate EDD's analytics into its mapping and outage management system solutions.  "The solution has been well received by our cooperative and public power utility Members.  With hundreds of our Members collecting smart meter data, it's important that they can now leverage on-demand operational insights," said Todd Eisenhauer, Vice President of Engineering and Operations at NISC. With the DEW solution integrated into NISC's Distribution Analytics (DA), NISC's Members are empowered to make more informed decisions at a faster rate. "We appreciate the value of continually being able to model our system to make more real-time decisions about the assets and utilization of our distribution network," said Don Bowman, Wake EMC's Manager of Engineering. "Given the growth we see in distributed energy resources, having these analytics readily available enables us to be more responsive to adverse load conditions, and helps us identify ways to reduce system losses." The EDD DEW solution has been developed to meet the expectations set by outside regulatory agencies, to ensure the system is reliable and in compliance. In recent years EDD has completed timely research and modeling enhancements, in partnership with the Department of Energy, that quantify the system impacts from distributed energy resources. "NISC is an ideal partner for us to grow [...]

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