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Spain's Gas Natural Fenosa Selects OSI Technology for New Integrated Control Center

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) was selected by Gas Natural Fenosa of Spain to supply a new SCADA system based on OSI's state-of-the-art monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform as part as a new Integrated Control Center of the Velle Valley to be located in A Batundeira, Ourense, in the northwest part of the Spanish region of Galicia.

Gas Natural Fenosa, as one of the largest gas and electricity companies in Spain, has been serving customers for more than 170 years with the objective to serve society through smart and innovative solutions and technology. During its history, Gas Natural Fenosa diversified its business, becoming the first group to integrate gas and electricity, as well as expanding its reach in the gas and electricity markets worldwide.

The newly acquired SCADA system will replace and merge two independent Spectrum 4.5.1 systems into one system to allow centralized control, operation and maintenance of all hydro generation assets in Spain. The system will initially encompass fifty hydroelectric generation complexes, and reflects the compromise of Gas Natural Fenosa with renewable energies and its emphasis on innovation and technological development.

Gas Natural Fenosa's new SCADA system includes OSI's next-generation, .NET based Graphical User Interface (GUI), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Calculation and Scripting Subsystem, Real-time and Historical Trending, Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem, Advanced Alarm Management System, Communications Front-end Processor, Inter-control Center Communications Protocol, Advanced Historian, and Advanced situational awareness system including web and mobile interface.

"OSI is honored and excited by Gas Natural Fenosa's selection of our technology for this important project. This contract represents another significant step in OSI's international expansion as we broaden our presence in Europe. We are very impressed by the forward thinking culture of Gas Natural Fenosa and the established goal of building their new control center with the most advanced user interface technologies of the market to improve operational performance and become a model system for the renewable electrical generation industry. OSI welcomes the opportunity to serve Gas Natural Fenosa and we look forward to a very successful and on-time project implementation of this world class control system", said Sergio Bajetti, OSI's Director.

Gas Natural Fenosa (www.gasnaturalfenosa.com) is a multinational corporation group headquartered in Spain operating in more than 30 countries and with over 23 million customers. The company's core business lies in the regulated and liberated gas and electricity markets, with strong presence in the energy markets of Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Argentina.

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 worldwide. OSI is head quartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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