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Golden Valley Electric Association of Alaska Selects OSI Technology for New SCADA and Energy Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a new contract by Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) of Fairbanks, Alaska for a new, state-of-the-art SCADA and Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI's monarch™ platform. The new SCADA/EMS system is intended to allow GVEA to fulfill existing needs for Generation and Energy Management, as well as provide a platform that can be adapted to future requirements for Distribution Management. This new system replaces a legacy Schneider/Telvent system.

GVEA's new SCADA/EMS system will include OSI's advanced Graphical User Interface; Advanced SCADA and Alarm Management; Communications Front-end Processor; Inter-control Center Communications; Load Shed and Restoration; Automatic Generation Control and Dispatch; Transmission Network Security Analysis; Equipment Outage Scheduler; and CHRONUS™, OSI's next-generation historian and data analytics platform supported by big data technology for massive time-series data collection and data mining.

GVEA (www.gvea.com) is an RUS electric utility in Alaska, serving approximately 100,000 residents throughout Alaska's Interior in communities such as Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Nenana, Healy and Cantwell. GVEA is part of the Alaska Railbelt interconnection with ties to the utilities to the south of its service area. GVEA has the capability of generating around 380 MW of electricity from a variety of sources (i.e. coal, oil, wind and hydro), plus a 27-MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), 35 substations and 3,216 miles of transmission and distribution lines.

Open Systems International (www.osii.com) provides open, state-of-the-art, 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), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation Systems (SA), Data Warehousing (Historian) Analytics, Situational Awareness Systems, 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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