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Connexus Energy Selects OSI Technology for New Integrated Volt/VAR Control System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by Connexus Energy to supply a state-of-the-art new Integrated Volt/VAR Control (IVVC) system based on the OSI Spectra™ Advanced Distribution Management System platform.

Connexus Energy services more than 128,000 members across seven counties in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Connexus's new IVVC system is based on the OSI Spectra platform and is fully integrated with their existing OSI monarch™ SCADA system. The IVVC solution features the advanced functionality presented by OSI's Advanced Distribution Management System including Geographic Information System interface; Topology Processing and Advanced Visualizations; Distribution Power Flow; Volt/VAR Control and Conservation Voltage Reduction software products.

"We are happy to have Connexus Energy join the growing number of utilities running OSI's Volt/VAR control solution," said Hormoz Kazemzadeh, VP of Distribution and Smart Grid at OSI. "OSI's applications combine advanced analysis and optimization techniques with the operational maturity needed for real world applications."

Connexus Energy (www.connexusenergy.com) is the largest customer-owned utility in Minnesota, providing electricity and related products and services to approximately 128,000 homes and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne and Washington counties. Connexus Energy's assets include approximately 8,900 miles of distribution line, covering approximately 1,000 square miles of service territory.

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.

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