Lake Saint Louis, Mo., March 1, 2019 – To better serve its Members, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, has acquired Electrical Distribution Design, Inc. (EDD).

EDD is a private corporation headquartered in Blacksburg, Va., that provides advanced engineering modeling software and services to the electric utility and related industries.

NISC has been working with EDD for several years, integrating EDD’s analytics into NISC’s Geographic Information System, Outage Management System and Operations Analytics product offerings. EDD’s commercial software product, DEW, stands apart from others in its ability to deliver near real-time operational analytics for electric utilities.

“EDD is a great fit with NISC in both the quality solutions and diligent service they provide their customers,” said Todd Eisenhauer, NISC vice president of Strategy & Operations Solutions. “Driven by new technologies, regulations, and end-user expectations, the utility industry is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. This acquisition will help ensure NISC’s Members are empowered to keep up with that pace by making more-informed decisions at a rate faster than ever before.”

“We feel NISC is a natural fit for EDD,” said Dr. Robert Broadwater, EDD chief technology officer. “We’re excited to combine our technology and years of experience with NISC’s large active community in order to enhance our products to the benefit of all NISC’s Members.”

With the acquisition, EDD and its 15 employees will become a subsidiary of NISC.

About NISC
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to 832 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 1,280 professionals between the four locations.

Additional information about NISC can be found at www.nisc.coop.

About EDD
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.

For more information, please contact:
Mary Miller | Communications Manager
866.999.6472 | mary.miller@nisc.coop

Dr. Robert Broadwater | Chief Technology Officer, EDD
540.951.2753 | dew@edd-us.com