Solutions provides technical solutions to the power
industry for the modernization of the electric power
infrastructure through the integration of high-speed
communications and advanced information technology.
PCS' solution is an end-to-end platform that provides
a bi-directional distributed object communications
platform between the power producers and the power
consumers; an intelligent, fine-grained load shedding
based demand management system; a GUI based
visualization SCADA system; and an Economic Dispatch
modeling and deployment framework.
The recent spiking in the cost of producing peak demand
energy, combined with the recent blackouts due to the
difficulty of the current transmission and distribution
infrastructure to handle the increasing demand for power,
has caused many to reexamine the electric power
system in the United States. The conclusions are
that the current system is desperately in need of
modernization in order to continue to meet the
electricity needs of the country into the future.
The Department of Energy has identified the issues and
is beginning the process of bringing together leaders
from the power industry to address these issues.
The DoE has named the effort to modernize the electric
power industry as the GridWise(tm) initiative.
Power Control Solutions provides technical solutions to
the power industry that enable the building of the
GridWise(tm) is an entirely
new way to think about how we generate, distribute and
use energy. Using advanced communications and up-to-date
information technology, GridWise(tm) will improve
coordination between supply and demand, and enable a
smarter, more efficient, secure and reliable electric