Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 21, 2008 -- Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a major contract by Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) of Albuquerque, New Mexico to be the supplier of its next-generation Energy Management System (EMS) technology.
PNM serves about 487,000 electricity customers and 490,000 natural gas customers in 100 communities statewide and also sells electricity on the wholesale market. The company is New Mexico's largest electricity and natural gas provider. PNM's main motivation for this project has been the implementation of a more modern and open Energy Management System to allow PNM the ability to optimally meet the mandatory FERC/NERC regulatory requirements.
The proposed system is based on OSI's monarchâ„¢ distributed open architecture and includes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Automatic Generation Control and Dispatch (AGC), Load Shed and Restoration, Operator Training Simulator, Transmission Network Analysis, Historical Information System, Web-based Graphical User Interface, Calculation and Trending subsystem, Disturbance Data Collection and DNP and Secure ICCP communications, as well as a Backup Control Center.
“OSI is very pleased to have gained the trust of PNM in our company and technology. PNM joins our growing family of monarch Transmission users in the Western and Southwestern United States with unique Transmission system characteristics and requirements. We are confident that our superior technology will facilitate our customers' compliance with the latest FERC/NERC reliability standards in the most optimal fashion. We look forward to a successful project with PNM,” said Bahman Hoveida, President & CEO of OSI.
“We are pleased to be working with OSI, a progressive company that has demonstrated successful, cost effective and timely implementation of its EMS technology. In addition, the high level of OSI customer satisfaction was a critical factor in our selection of the OSI monarch system.” said Frank Kroening, Manager of Operations Engineering for PNM.
PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, NM. PNM Resources stock is traded primarily on the NYSE under the symbol PNM. For more information, see the company's Web site at www.PNM.com.
OSI (www.osii.com) 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 e-business solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.
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