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Delaware Electric Cooperative Selects OSI Technology for a New SCADA System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) to supply a new SCADA system based on OSI's monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is Delaware's only non-profit electric company, focused on service and reliability. DEC is a rural electric utility serving over 90,000 electric members in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware. DEC will use the new SCADA system to monitor and control all 23 of its distribution substations, 87 feeders in all, as well as radial transmission substations. DEC will also interface its Eaton Yukon Feeder Automation to the new SCADA system to bring in information from more field devices.

DEC's new SCADA system includes OSI's next-generation, .NET based Graphical User Interface (GUI), Communications Front-end Processor, Calculation and Scripting Subsystem, Real-time and Historical Trending, Advanced Alarm Management System, Short Term Load Forecasting, Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem, ODBC and SNMP Interface, Historical Information System and Data Archiving, MultiSpeak Interfaces and Inter-control Center Communications Protocol. The new OSI system replaces a legacy ACS system.

DEC (www.delaware.coop) is a rural member-owned electric utility formed in 1936 by a group of farmers in southern Delaware. They formed the non-profit utility financed rural electrification themselves after major utilities would not invest the capital to expand the electrical infrastructure to rural areas. DEC is a member of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) located in Glen Allen, Virginia. ODEC is an electrical generation and transmission cooperative, which provides power to 11 electric cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

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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