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Transelec, Chile's Largest Transmission Company Inaugurates New OSI Control Center

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) representatives were present in Cerro Navia, Chile on October 14th, as Mrs. Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, cut the ribbon, inaugurating the new Transelec CNOT (Centro Nacional de Operaciones de Transmisión/National Center for Transmission Operations).

The new facility for Transelec unifies all of the company's regional control centers throughout the country, allowing 24 hour surveillance of operations, efficiently and safely, while maintaining a unique and direct relationship with the CDEC (Centro de Despacho Económico de Carga/Center for Economic Load Dispatch), for both the SIC (Sistema Interconectado Central/Central Interconnected System) and the SING (Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande/Northern Interconnected System).

Transelec's new Unified Control Center is now monitoring and controlling their transmission system via a state-of-the-art SCADA/EMS system based on OSI's monarch™ platform and advanced applications. This new control center will allow for a more efficient use of the existing infrastructure, a coordinated development of new generation and transmission capabilities in the country and the further addition of renewable generation.

President Bachelet noted that this effort addresses the need to provide more security and better conditions in the transmission of electricity in the Chilean power grid. "The inauguration of CNOT constitutes a new step so that Chile has the energy supply that we require in order to face our development If Chile wants to become a developed country, we must commit to diversity in electric generation and transmission security," stated Mrs. Bachelet.

Photo courtesy of Transelec

"Our responsibility is to continue contributing to the improvement of the Chilean power sector and, today, with this new Operations Center, we are delivering energy security to the Chilean system, especially to the transmission system, while respecting the environment and the social surroundings where we have our facilities," said Transelecs President Mr. Andrs Kuhlmann.

"It was a great honor for OSI to be involved with this undertaking as technology supplier, and being able to attend this important event. We are proud to be able to assist TRANSELEC to achieve its mission of providing reliable, secure and cost-effective energy transportation services to contribute to the continuous development of Chile," added Sergio Bajetti, OSI's Director for Latin America.

Transelec S.A. (www.transelec.cl) is the largest transmission company in Chile, serving 98% of the electricity customers, via more than 9,200 kilometers (5,700 miles) of high-voltage transmission lines and 56 substations that extend through the length of the country, deployed from the Northern Interconnected System and the Central Interconnected System.

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); and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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