Tacoma Public Utilities Adopts OSI Technology for an Advanced Energy Management System

Minneapolis, MN - Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by Tacoma Public Utilities (mytpu.org) to supply a state-of-the-art Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI's monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform. This will replace Tacoma's legacy ABB system.

A publicly owned utility, Tacoma Power provides electricity to Tacoma, Washington and the surrounding areas, serving more than 160,000 customers. It draws 90 percent of its power from hydroelectric generation.

This new EMS system includes OSI's next-generation, .NET-based Graphical User Interface (GUI); advanced SCADA functionality; Real-time and Historical Trending; Load Shed and Restoration; Communications Front-end Processor; Inter-control Center Communications Protocol; Chronus™ Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Automatic Generation Control and Dispatch; Transaction Management System; Transmission Network Security Analysis and Situational Awareness; Operator Training Simulator; and OSI Enterprise Integration Platform via Web Services.

Open Systems International (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, 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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