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 market share in the cooperative sector,” said John Federowicz, EDD President. “NISC’s large active community will help us enhance our products to the benefit of all of EDD’s customers.”
National Information Solutions Cooperative is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members/Customers. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to more than 775 independent telephone companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities. NISC is an industry leader providing information technology solutions including billing, accounting, operations, automated mailroom services, third-party integration as well as many other solutions. With facilities in Mandan, N.D., Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Shawano, Wis., NISC and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,000 professionals between the four locations. Additional information can be found at www.nisc.coop.
Electrical Distribution Design, Inc. is a private corporation headquartered in Blacksburg, VA. Recognized as a leader in electrical distribution system modeling and analysis, EDD’s commercial software product DEW stands apart from others in its ability to deliver near real-time operational analytics for electric utilities. EDD provides advanced engineering modeling software and services to the electric utility and related industries. Additional information about EDD can be found at www.edd-us.com.