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Argentina's TRANSPA S.A. Selects OSI Technology for a New SCADA System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Empresa de Transporte de Energía Eléctrica por Distribución Troncal de la Patagonia S.A. (TRANSPA) to supply a SCADA system based on OSI's monarch™ real-time automation and visualization platform. This new system will replace the utility's legacy Telvent OASyS platform and will unify TRANSPA's two control centers in a virtualized environment.

An Argentine power transmission firm, TRANSPA operates more than 2,500 kilometers of high-voltage (330kV, 220kV and 132Kv) transmission lines throughout the Argentine Patagonia, with a total transformation capacity of over 1,800 MVA.

The new OSI system will include the following functionality: OSI's advanced Graphical User Interface; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition; Communications Front-end Processor; Real-time and Historical Trending; Advanced Alarm Management System; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Network Topology Processor; Voyager™, OSI's Remote/Mobile Browser-based User Interface; and ODBC and SNMP interfaces.

"We are honored to have TRANSPA join our large family of transmission users, and in particular our Argentine user family. This contract represents another significant step in OSI's expansion in Latin America and we look forward to a very successful and on-time project implementation of this world-class control system," said Sergio Bajetti, OSI's director for Latin America.

"TRANSPA, as part of a policy of continuous improvement, will renew their SCADA system to ensure quality in the public electric power transport service. This comprehensive solution is comprised of the best available technology and relies on world-class suppliers," said Aníbal Lorenzelli, CFO of TRANSPA.

Transporte de Energía Eléctrica por Distribución Troncal de la Patagonia S.A. (www.transpa-sa.com.ar)—headquartered in Trelew, Argentina—seeks to integrate sustainable development criteria in all its initiatives, ensure the wellbeing of its customers and the protection of the environment, and provide services in compliance with current regulations. TRANSPA strives to improve the reliable operation of the Interconnected Patagonian System and facilitate the entry of new users.

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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