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Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Distribution Operations to Modernize Distribution Grid

Open Systems International, Inc. has been selected by the Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission to supply a comprehensive new distribution SCADA system intended to secure and modernize the national distribution grid of Trinidad & Tobago.

Originally established in 1946, T&TEC is currently the sole distributor of electricity for Trinidad and Tobago; employing about 3,000 citizens and serving approximately 407,092 domestic, commercial, industrial and street lighting customers throughout five regional divisions. T&TEC is primarily a transmission and distribution company; however, it also possesses a 51% equity interest in the largest generation company in the country.

Seeking a significant improvement in grid-wide distribution integrity, T&TEC has selected OSI’s state-of-the-art monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) technology to be implemented as a comprehensive new distribution SCADA platform, expected to improve the security, reliability and functionality of Trinidad and Tobago’s national power distribution operations, facilitating optimal industrial and commercial productivity as well as overall economic growth throughout the island nation.

The proposed new system for T&TEC is based on OSI’s monarch distributed open network architecture, featuring OSI’s advanced Microsoft .NET based Graphical User Interface (GUI) and including OSI’s SCADA; Remote Console GUI; Calculations; Real-time and Historical Trending; Communications Front-end Processor; Inter-control Center Communications Protocol; Open Database Connectivity; Historical Information System; Historical Recording System and Data Archiving products, as well as interfaces using MultiSpeak and SNMP protocols.

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