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Saint John Energy Selects OSI Technology for Advanced Distribution Management and Distributed Energy Resource Management

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Saint John Energy (SJE) to supply a new Distribution Management System (DMS) and Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) based on OSI's monarch™ operational technology (OT) platform. This will replace SJE's legacy Survalent SCADA system and enhance their distribution grid operations.

In addition to OSI's secure and scalable SCADA platform, this new system features distribution components from OSI's DMS suite, including Network Operating Model, Conservation Voltage Reduction, and Switch Order Management. The system also includes OSI's web-based and mobile user interface; Load Management; and Integra DERMS™, OSI's advanced solution for the integration and management of distributed energy resources.

"We look forward to working with Saint John Energy to provide innovative solutions to the community of Saint John and help them to become more engaged with their energy use," said Sally Jacquemin, senior director of Distribution and Smart Grid at OSI.

"We look forward to working with an expert in the field and a company of OSI's caliber," says Ryan Mitchell, VP, Saint John Energy. "This is a critical first step in developing the framework to bring new and future smart energy projects to life. Through this partnership and others, we will be building a local entrepreneurial ecosystem and knowledge base that we can export around the world and to other utilities."

Saint John Energy (www.sjenergy.com) has been a provider of energy to the people of Saint John since 1922. Today, Saint John Energy provides reliable services and competitive rates to over 36,000 local customers through 13 substations spanning 316 square kilometers. Saint John Energy also provides street lighting, area lighting, more than 20,000 water heater rentals and over 4,000 Mini Split Ductless Heat Pump rentals. Toward their mission of excellence in energy solutions, they deliver value to their customers through their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.

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.