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IPL Selects OSI Technology for a New Energy Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL) to supply a new advanced Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI's monarch™ operations technology (OT) platform. This will replace IPL's legacy ABB Ranger EMS system.

In addition to OSI's secure and scalable SCADA platform, IPL's new system features fully integrated EMS and Generation Management System (GMS) components, including Network Security Analysis functions such as State Estimation, Contingency Analysis, Dispatcher Power Flow, and Transmission Operator Training Simulator; Equipment Outage Scheduler; Energy Market Interfaces; and Automatic Generation Control and Dispatch. The system also includes a NERC CIP Baselining Security Tool Kit and CHRONUS™ OSI's next-generation time series-based historian supported by big data technology.

IPL (www.iplpower.com) provides retail electric service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Indianapolis and other central Indiana communities. Since the company's creation in 1926, IPL continues to safely deliver low-cost electricity and great service, with current residential and commercial rates that are well below industry averages and customer service ratings that are among the best. IPL is a part of The AES Corporation (www.aes.com), whose global workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's growing power needs.

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.