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St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited Selects OSI Technology for a New SCADA and Distribution Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC)—the only electric utility on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia—for a new SCADA and Distribution Management System (DMS) based on OSI's monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform.

The new SCADA/DMS will include the following functionality: an advanced Graphical User Interface; Real-time and Historical Trending; Disturbance Data Collection; Load Shed and Restoration; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Advanced Alarm Management System; Electronic Operator Logging System; Communications Front-end Processor; Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Short-Term Load Forecasting; Equipment Outage Scheduler; GIS Integration; Distribution Topology Processing; Distribution Power Flow; Short Circuit Analysis; Multispeak® and SNMP interfaces; and CHRONUS™, OSI's next-generation historian and data analytics platform supported by Big Data technology for massive time-series data collection and data mining.

"We eagerly await the successful implementation of this innovative OSI SCADA and Distribution Management System. The new integrated system will provide a whole new set of capabilities that will enable a significant improvement in LUCELEC's efficiency, reliability and customer service," said Gary Eugene, LUCELEC's System Control engineer.

"We are very pleased with LUCELEC's trust in OSI, and we welcome them to our large Caribbean user family. We will ensure we deliver a world-class SCADA and DMS system to LUCELEC on schedule," said Hormoz Kazemzadeh, VP of Distribution and Smart Grid Business at OSI.

St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (www.lucelec.com) is the only commercial generator, transmitter, distributor and seller of electrical energy in St. Lucia, providing affordable energy and services that are safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible to over 65,000 customers.

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, 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.

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