OSI to supply SCADA systems to electric utilities in South America

  • October 09, 2011
  • OSI Software, Incorporated
  • News

October 9, 2011 - Open Systems International (OSI) will supply a SCADA/EMS system to Interconexión Eléctrica in Colombia and two of its subsidiaries: TRANSELCA in Colombia and Red de Energía in Peru. ISA and its subsidiary companies are recognized as one of the largest international transporters of electric energy in Latin America, operating more than 38,000 kilometers of high-voltage transmission circuits in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, with international interconnections between Venezuela and Colombia, Colombia and Ecuador and Ecuador and Peru. In support of ISA’s grid expansion and sustainable development initiatives, OSI is providing three (3) complete SCADA/EMS systems based on OSI’s industry-leading monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) technology. This multi-site SCADA/EMS upgrade project is set to encompass a wide array of specialized OSI software products including OSI’s next-generation, Microsoft .NET based Graphical User Interface (GUI); Remote Console GUI; Dynamic Tabular Display Subsystem; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Advanced Alarm Management System; Real-time and Historical Trending; Communications Front-end Processor; Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Inter-control Center Communications Protocol; Historical Recording System; Calculation & Scripting Subsystem; Disturbance Data Collection; Automatic Generation Control; Network Security Analysis; Operator Training Simulator; Equipment Outage Scheduler and Switching Order Management. "ISA has adjudged this contract to OSI, after having fulfilled a rigorous evaluation process, under the demand of highest technical standards that were required. This is the reason why we are confident that the SCADA/EMS and OTS solutions we are going to implement at the companies will let us maintain the reliability and safety in the operation of its electricity transmission networks, and in turn contributing to its development and continuous improvement that is needed," says Julian Cadavid, ISA’s Energy Transportation Manager. “OSI is very pleased by ISA’s selection of our technology for these projects. This contract represents another significant step as OSI broadens its presence in the Latin American utility market. ISA, along with its subsidiaries comprise one of the most significant players in the region’s power sector and we are very pleased to welcome them to our international user family,” said Bahman Hoveida, OSI’s President & CEO. ISA currently consists of 29 companies in 7 countries, through which it executes projects in five businesses: Electric Power Transport, Telecommunications Transport, Market Operation and Management, Infrastructure Project Construction and Road concessions. The Company holds 38,989 km. of circuit in operation, 12,029 km. of fiber-optic and two large projects on road infrastructure which together total approximately 2,158 km. of roads in Colombia and Chile. OSI 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) and Generation Management Systems GMS); as well as individual software and hardware products and Smart Grid Solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.  

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