India's Largest Private Utility, Tata Power Selects OSI's monarch™ Technology for New Unified Automation Project in Mumbai

Jan. 6, 2010
Minneapolis, MN, January 5, 2010 -- Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) and Indian partner, Chemtrols Ltd. have been awarded a comprehensive new contract by The Tata Power Company, Ltd. of Mumbai, India; a multiphase project to upgrade the automation ...

Minneapolis, MN, January 5, 2010 -- Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) and Indian partner, Chemtrols Ltd. have been awarded a comprehensive new contract by The Tata Power Company, Ltd. of Mumbai, India; a multiphase project to upgrade the automation infrastructure that serves the central Mumbai and surrounding areas. The scope of this contract includes the replacement of multiple, nodal SCADA systems that monitor and control district level grids, as well as a new Unified master system and Operator Training Simulator, intended to manage all grid operations from the Central Control Room (CCR) at Tata Power's headquarters in Mumbai.

Originally founded more than nine decades ago, Tata Power is India's largest private utility; currently maintaining a Generation Capacity of more than 3000 MW, servicing millions of India consumers; utilizing a variety of generation resources that include thermal, hydro, solar and wind power. Apart from Mumbai and Delhi, Tata Power has generation capacities in Jojobera, Jharkhand and Karnataka; and has undertaken and completed various international projects throughout the region.

Phase One of this project—the replacement and upgrade of three of Tata Power's seven nodal SCADA systems throughout Mumbai and implementation of a state-of-the-art new Unified SCADA system at Tata Power's Mumbai CCR—is poised to significantly improve and modernize Tata Power's Mumbai power transmission and distribution grid operations, through the unification and consolidation of real-time grid monitoring and control; resulting in a dramatic enhancement in operational efficiency, cyber-security and overall system reliability.

To be implemented in close cooperation with OSI's Indian partner, Chemtrols Ltd., this comprehensive and evolutionary new SCADA project is set to include an advanced distributed and multi-tiered real-time data management system and synchronization between nodal and master stations, also featuring advanced Operator Training Simulator functionality and employing OSI's state-of-the-art Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Real-time and Historical Trending; Communications Front-end Processing; Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol (ICCP); Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Real-time Calculations; Alarm Management; Energy Accounting; Common Information Model Interface; Switching Order Management; and Quality of Service Indices products, as well as the enhanced functionality of OSI's premier Microsoft® .NET based Graphical User Interface.

“Everyone at OSI is extremely excited about this significant new project with Tata Power. Tata Power is a very prestigious company with a near-century long history of providing excellent service to India's consumers; contributing the necessary energy to support their impressive economic growth and foothold within the global economy. This new project to comprehensively upgrade Tata Power's Mumbai power infrastructure marks a significant point in the histories of all parties involved. This new implementation of a complex, overarching, securely networked SCADA infrastructure for the service of millions of India citizens is an impressive project by any standard and we are very proud to be supplying the state-of-the-art technology behind its execution. Smarter and more comprehensive grid implementations such as this one are promising to become the industry standard, moving forward; and evidenced by this cooperative effort with Tata Power and our technology partner, Chemtrols Ltd., OSI is proving to be the architects behind the industry's Smart Grid future,” said Bahman Hoveida, President and CEO of OSI.

About Tata Power

Tata Power ( is India's largest private sector utility, with an installed generation capacity of more than 3000 MW and a presence in all segments of the power sector; Generation (including thermal, hydro, solar and wind) - “Maithon Power Ltd. with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand”, Transmission - ‘Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Gird Corporation Ltd. for Transmission of Power, and Distribution - “North Delhi Power Limited” with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi. Tata Power has acquired a 30% stake in Indonesian coal companies and is developing the first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat), based on super-critical technology. With a consistent record of technology leadership, customer care and redefinition of the Indian power sector, Tata Power is poised for a fivefold expansion and is committed to ”lighting up lives” for generations to come.

About Chemtrols Ltd.

Founded in 1975, Chemtrols Ltd. ( is currently the leading solution provider in analytical systems, process instruments, environment monitoring, fire & gas detection, terminal automation, flow metering & custody transfer, SCADA and automation systems. Chemtrols has supplied instrumentation and process control systems to almost all Chemical and Hydrocarbon Processing industries in India. Chemtrols' SCADA and RTU systems cater to a number of utilities in India. Overseas references cover Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, USA and Canada.

About OSI

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 SmartGrid solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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