Cooper Industries Ltd., Houston, has acquired Cyme International of St. Bruno, Quebec, Canada, a power engineering software and services provider that enables utility engineers to design, analyze and optimize their networks. Additionally, Cyme's products allow utilities to better manage power outages, leverage advanced metering infrastructure data, integrate and manage distributed generation assets such as renewable sources of electricity, and maximize the productivity of their networks. Cyme will become part of the Energy Automation Solutions group within Cooper Power Systems.

“This acquisition complements Cooper Power Systems' ability to provide utility customers with comprehensive smart grid solutions to improve power quality, reliability and efficiency in their transmission and distribution networks,” said Cooper Industries chairman and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian. He added that Cyme's capabilities in power systems engineering and software development enable Cooper to provide automation solutions and smart products that offer enhanced value to its utility customers.