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India Power Corporation Limited Selects OSI Technology for New Distribution SCADA System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by India Power Corporation Ltd. (IPCL) to supply a state-of-the-art Distribution SCADA (D-SCADA) system based on OSI's monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) real-time automation and visualization platform. OSI's technology will modernize the JK Nagar Master Control Centre and its nine substations in Kolkata, West Bengal.

IPCL serves approximately 180,000 customers in a distribution area of more than 2,200 square kilometers. The utility operates a large fleet of wind-generation assets.

This new OSI D-SCADA system features the following functionality: OSI's Graphical User Interface, Communications Front-end Processor, Real-time and Historical Trending, Advanced Alarm Management System, Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem, ODBC interface, Historical Information System and Data Archiving, and Inter-control Center Communications Protocol. This implementation also includes plans for the future expansion of distribution management applications, which will improve the stability of IPCL's energy distribution infrastructure.

"IPCL and OSI share a vision for the power distribution grid in India," said OSI Vice President Bharath Kumar, managing director of international operations. "The implementation of OSI's monarch SCADA platform at IPCL contributes to the realization of this shared vision, and will deliver improved reliability, quality, and operational efficiency of the country's electricity distribution grid, positioning IPCL as an industry leader for years to come."

"We've chosen OSI as our preferred partner for the implementation of a Distribution SCADA system'part of our smart grid energy initiative—due to their state-of-the-art technology, which is agnostic to IT hardware, operating systems, and RDBMS; and their true 'evergreen' maintenance program focused on best practices in cyber security and NERC CIP compliance," said A.K. Goswami, director of IPCL.

India Power Corporation Ltd. (www.indiapower.com), formerly known as DPSC Limited and incorporated in 1919, is one of the leading power generation and utility companies in India. An ISO 9001:2015 entity, it has actively worked to create a diversified portfolio, with renewable and conventional modes of power generation, distribution and power trading.

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, Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), 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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