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Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority of UAE, Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Smart Grid Control Center using OSI's Advanced Energy Management Technology

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) and partner Global Technologies Ltd. have completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art SCADA/EMS/GMS system based on OSI's monarch™ platform for Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The SCADA/EMS/GMS system is part of a new SEWA Load Dispatch Center in Sharjah, UAE.

Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of SEWA, under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the new Load Dispatch Center on December 22, 2015.

SEWA is a government owned energy utility. It undertakes generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and distribution of water and natural gas in the Emirate of Sharjah. The company has a total installed generation capacity of over 2,384 megawatts (MW) and a high voltage transmission network of over 365 kilometers.

This new SCADA/EMS/GMS system for SEWA includes the advanced functionality presented by OSI's next-generation, .NET based Graphical User Interface (GUI); Remote Console GUI; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Advanced Alarm Management System; Real-time and Historical Trending; Communications Front-end Processor; Inter-control Center Communications Protocol; Historical Recording and Data Archiving System; Subsystem; Disturbance Data Collection; Load Shed and Restoration; Automatic Generation Control and Dispatch; Short-Term Load Forecasting; Transmission Network Security Analysis; Operator Training Simulator; Equipment Outage Scheduler; and Voltage Stability Analysis software products.

"OSI is proud to have successfully finished another project in this region ahead of schedule. This reiterates our core commitment towards intense customer focus & responsiveness, which has been the key to our success worldwide. We are confident that OSI's monarch system will provide SEWA with the right platform for achieving its smart grid initiatives and providing its citizens with the highest quality electricity & water services," said Bharath Kumar, OSI's Managing Director of International Operations.

SEWA (www.sewa.gov.ae) provides electricity, water and gas to more than 350,000 consumers across the Sharjah Emirate. The main aim of the Authority is the provision of better, advanced and efficient services of electricity, water and natural gas to the residents, satisfying the customers' demands and meeting the increasing requirements of the ongoing social and economic developments.

Global Energy Technologies Ltd (www.gblenergy.com) is a UAE based company, owned and managed by engineers; and having more than four decades of experience in the power and electricity sectors in the Middle East. Over its many years of operation, Global Energy has developed into a multi-disciplinary company with the capability of serving as a total solution provider in specialized industries such as Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Petrochemical & Process and Water related projects.

OSI (www.osii.com) provides open, state-of-the-art and high-performance automation solutions to utilities worldwide. These solutions include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Network Management Systems (NMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS) and Generation Management Systems (GMS); as well as individual software and hardware products and Smart Grid Solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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