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SMUD Selects OSI Technology for a New Advanced Distribution Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to supply a new Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) based on OSI's monarch™ operations technology (OT) platform. This state-of-the-art solution will interface with SMUD's existing Energy Management System and Outage Management System, enabling improved distribution operations and overall system reliability.

In addition to OSI's secure and scalable SCADA platform, the new ADMS will provide fully integrated components to enable a Distribution Network Operating Model, State Estimation, Switch Order Management, Study Mode, Load Shed and Restoration, Fault Location Isolation Service Restoration, Feeder Reconfiguration, Integrated Volt-VAR Control and Optimization, Operator Training Simulator, Short-term Load Forecasting, and Protection Coordination. SMUD and OSI have also formed a strategic technology partnership to develop and deploy industry-leading capabilities for Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS).

"ADMS is a foundational step for SMUD in support of the shift from a one-way centralized distribution system to a two-way decentralized distribution system for management of distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, large solar farms, EV batteries and other sources," said Lora Anguay, Director of Distribution Operations at SMUD. "The OSI system will provide improved visualization and situational awareness to the distribution system operators to better manage the distribution grid, improve reliability with use of smart meter AMI data and real-time data to reflect the true current state of the grid, and improve utilization of SMUD resources during outages."

"SMUD is an industry leader recognized for its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship," said Hormoz Kazemzadeh, VP of Distribution and Smart Grid at OSI. "OSI is proud to be delivering our ADMS to SMUD as an operations technology platform of the future, enabling them to meet the evolving needs of a modernized grid."

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (www.smud.org) began serving Sacramento in 1946 and is now the nation's sixth-largest community-owned electric utility. The utility provides reliable, affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million people (more than 625,000 customers) in Sacramento County and small adjoining parts of Placer and Yolo Counties. SMUD is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD's power mix is about 50 percent non-carbon emitting.

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.

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