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Austin Energy Selects OSI Technology for a New Energy Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by Austin Energy of Austin, Texas to supply a new Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI's monarch™ operations technology (OT) platform. This will replace Austin Energy's legacy ABB EMS.

In addition to OSI's secure and scalable transmission SCADA platform, this new system features fully integrated EMS components for transmission management, including Real-time and Study Transmission Network Analysis, State Estimation, Contingency Analysis, Transmission Switch Order Management, Voltage Control, CIM Model Editor, Dynamic Network Visualization, Short-term Load Forecasting, Transmission Operator Training Simulator, and Transmission Equipment Outage Scheduler.

Austin Energy (www.austinenergy.com) is the nation's eighth largest publicly owned electric utility. Community owned since 1895, it provides electric power and retail energy services to the Greater Austin area, serving more than 475,000 customer accounts and more than one million residents in Greater Austin. The utility's mission is to safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service. A customer-driven and community-owned utility, Austin Energy contributes more than $109 million annually to support important city services and infrastructure such as streetlights, parks, libraries, and public safety.

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.