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Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. Selects OSI EMS Technology for India's National Load Dispatch Center

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI), in collaboration with partner Chemtrols Industries Pvt. Ltd. (Chemtrols), has been selected by the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) and its subsidiary company, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (POSOCO), to supply a state-of-the-art SCADA/Energy Management System based on OSI's monarch™ operations technology (OT) platform. This new OSI system will replace POSOCO's legacy Alstom system and will enable the utility to better manage the country's grid network, balance the system (generation matching consumption), and coordinate international interconnections with India's high-voltage network.

POSOCO is India's national transmission operator, meaning this new OSI system will effectively manage the transmission network for the entirety of India—among the largest grids in the world—ensuring it will operate in synchrony across an area of 3.2 million square kilometers to serve a population of 1.3 billion people. This is one of OSI's largest control center projects under execution to date in terms of power: It handles 320 GW installed power capacity.

POSOCO's monarch-based SCADA/EMS system will include OSI's advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI) and situational awareness, Advanced Alarm Management System, ICCP Interface with five regional load dispatch centers and three International load dispatch centers (Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh), Advanced Transmission Network Analysis Applications, Market Operations Interfaces, Renewable Energy Management Center (REMC) Interface, Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) Interface, National Transmission Asset Management Center (NTAMC) Interface, Common Information Model Interface, and Equipment Outage Scheduler.

"POSOCO is seeking to implement an advanced SCADA/EMS system at their national load dispatch center in order to manage the complete Indian electrical grid and they have identified OSI's monarch platform as the ideal product to do so," said Bharath Kumar, managing director of OSI's international operations. "POSOCO and OSI share a commitment to the development and application of cutting-edge technology to provide reliable service to customers. This naturally led to the selection of OSI's technology by POSOCO, which is poised to flourish for years to come."

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (www.powergridindia.com) is a state-owned electric utilities company headquartered in Gurugram, India. The company owns and operates more than 145,000 kilometers of transmission lines and 230 substations. This transmission network, spread across the length and breadth of the country, is consistently maintained at an availability of more than 99 percent.

Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (https://posoco.in) is a leading independent transmission operator responsible for monitoring operations and grid security of the national grid and supervising regional load dispatch centers throughout India. Their mission is to ensure the integrated operation of regional and national power systems to facilitate the transfer of electric power within India and the transnational exchange of power with reliability, security and economy.

Chemtrols Industries Pvt. Ltd. (www.chemtrols.com) is a leading solutions provider in process analytics, environment and emission monitoring, flow and terminal automation, process instrumentation, steam engineering, and utility management systems. Boasting offices in all major cities in India and a presence in the UAE, Chemtrols specializes in the execution of small to large turnkey projects—from design and engineering to procurement, manufacturing, testing, installation, commissioning, and servicing.

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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