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Leading US Utility Company Selects OSI Technology for a Large Scale Energy Management System Replacement

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by a major American utility company located in the WECC region to provide a large-scale new multi-site SCADA, Energy Management and Generation Management (SCADA/EMS/GMS) system. This utility company has requested to remain anonymous.

This company is a leading utility, serving nearly 2 million customers across multiple states with nearly 15,000 miles of transmission lines and more than 60,000 miles of distribution lines. The objective of this project is to replace a legacy SCADA/EMS system with a state-of-the-art new system based on OSI's monarch™ platform, capable of maintaining and improving the company's excellent operational performance. The new technology provided by OSI will enhance overall system performance, availability and security, while providing advanced transmission applications for improved operational performance.

The new multi-site OSI platform includes the advanced functionality presented by OSI's next-generation, .NET based Graphical User Interface; Advanced SCADA Functionality; Transmission Security Analysis and Optimization; Generation Management; and Dynamic Voltage Stability Analysis software. The system will replace a legacy ABB RANGER SCADA/EMS system.

"OSI is pleased to have the trust of such a major US utility in adopting our advanced technology and we welcome them into our ever-expanding user family. We look forward to a successful project implementation and a long-term partnership with this company to serve their strategic system automation and control needs," said Bahman Hoveida, OSI's President and CEO.

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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