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ElectraNet of South Australia Selects OSI Technology for a New Transmission Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by ElectraNet (www.electranet.com.au), South Australia's transmission operator, to supply a new, modern Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI's monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) real-time automation and visualization platform.

This new system features the following functionality: OSI's advanced Graphical User Interface and Situational Awareness; Real-time and Historical Trending; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Advanced Alarm Management System; Communications Front-end Processor; Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Switch Order Management; Short-Term Load Forecasting; Electronic Operator Logging System; Transmission Network Analysis, including State Estimation, Contingency Analysis, and Study Power Flow; Transmission Operator Training Simulator; Equipment Outage Scheduler; Voyager™, OSI's remote/mobile browser-based user interface; CHRONUS™, OSI's next-generation historian supported by big data technology; and numerous open and enterprise integration interfaces.

ElectraNet Chief Executive Steve Masters said the new EMS meets the organization's needs for a modern and agile system."When looking for a new EMS, we required a flexible platform which embraces new technology, reduces system and operational costs, and allows us to streamline internal processes," Masters said. "This new platform will help us effectively manage South Australia's high-voltage transmission network, and we look forward to working closely with OSI over the coming months to successfully deliver and implement it."

"We are very pleased and honored to have won ElectraNet's trust in our company and technology, and we are excited to welcome them to our large family of transmission users worldwide and in particular to our growing Australian user family," said OSI President/CEO Bahman Hoveida. "We consider ElectraNet an important strategic partner. They can count on us delivering our best solutions and services to overcome the challenges facing the South Australia transmission network. We look forward to a successful project execution completed in record time."

Open Systems International (www.osii.com)—headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota—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), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation (SA) Systems, Data Warehousing (Historian) Analytics, Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), Situational Awareness Systems, individual software and hardware products, and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI's solutions empower its users to meet their operational challenges, day-in and day-out, with unsurpassed reliability and a minimal cost of technology ownership and maintenance.

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