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Jemena Limited of Australia Selects OSI Technology for a Consolidated Enterprise Platform for Electric and Gas Operations

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Australia's Jemena Limited to implement a consolidated replacement of the company's end-of-life core systems, including SCADA, Distribution Management (DMS), Gas Management (GMS), and Outage Management (OMS) systems. Based on OSI's monarch™ operations technology platform, this new solution will ensure Jemena's gas, water, and electric customers are served by reliable, efficient, and effective operations systems well into the future.

Jemena owns and operates a diverse portfolio of electric, water, and gas assets throughout the east coast of Australia, including the metropolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne, boasting more than nine billion dollars' worth of major utility infrastructure and serving millions of customers.

This new, uniform, enterprise-wide operations technology platform for electric, gas, and water networks features OSI's Real-time Monitoring and Control; Advanced Distribution Management (ADMS), Outage Management (OMS), and Gas Pipeline Management (PMS) functionality; and comprehensive training simulators for all environments. The delivery also includes OSI's next-generation historian (CHRONUS™), supported by Big Data technology for massive time series data collection and data mining. OSI technology will replace the company's legacy systems in operation today, including a GE GENe™ SCADA and Oracle NMS.

"OSI is extremely excited to partner with Jemena on this key transformational business project," said OSI President/CEO Bahman Hoveida. "We believe our progressive approach to providing a single, enterprise-wide operations technology platform will result in great operational and maintenance benefits for such a large utility as Jemena. We are pleased to have earned Jemena's trust, and we are looking forward to a very successful implementation of this important project and the further expansion of OSI's presence in Australia."

"Jemena is excited to have selected OSI as our SCADA, OMS, and DMS solutions provider of choice," said Perry Rogers, Jemena's SCADA and RTS manager. "We have recognised and look forward to the fit of the OSI monarch solution across our diverse portfolio of assets in a manner that supports our pursuit of growth, effectiveness and efficiency."

Jemena Limited (www.jemena.com.au) supplies millions of households and businesses with essential services every day. The company boasts more than a century of experience and expertise in the utilities sector and, with its strong portfolio of high-quality distribution and transmission assets, is ready to make the most of opportunities for growth and innovation in its operations. As a provider of gas, electricity and water, Jemena maintains enduring relationships with its customers and the communities where it operates.

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.

For additional information regarding this news release, please contact news@osii.com.