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Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority of UAE Selects OSI Technology for a Comprehensive Energy Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) and partner Global Technologies Ltd. have been awarded a new contract by Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to replace their existing SCADA/EMS system with a state-of-the-art new SCADA/EMS system based on OSI's monarch™ platform.

SEWA is a government owned energy utility. It undertakes generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and distribution of water and natural gas in the Emirate of Sharjah. The company has a total installed generation capacity of over 2,384 megawatts (MW) and a high voltage transmission network of over 365 kilometers.

This new SCADA/EMS system for SEWA includes the advanced functionality presented by OSI's next-generation, .NET based Graphical User Interface (GUI); Remote Console GUI; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Advanced Alarm Management System; Real-time and Historical Trending; Communications Front-end Processor; Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Inter-control Center Communications Protocol; Historical Recording System; Calculation & Scripting Subsystem; Disturbance Data Collection; Load Shed and Restoration; Automatic Generation Control and Dispatch; Short-Term Load Forecasting; Network Security Analysis; Operator Training Simulator; Equipment Outage Scheduler; and Voltage Stability Analysis software products.

SEWA (www.sewa.gov.ae) provides electricity, water and gas to more than 350,000 consumers across the Sharjah Emirate. The main aim of the Authority is the provision of better, advanced and efficient services of electricity, water and natural gas to the residents, satisfying the consumers demands and meeting the increasing requirements of the ongoing social and economical developments.

Global Energy Technologies Ltd (www.gblenergy.com) is a UAE based company, owned and managed by engineers; and having more than four decades of experience in the Power & Electricity sectors in the Middle East. Over its years of operation, Global Energy has developed into a multi-disciplinary company with the capability of serving as a total solution provider in specialized industries such as Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Petrochemical & Process and water related projects.

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), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation Systems (SA); Data Warehousing and Historians, 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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