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Jamaica Public Service Selects Advanced Distribution Management System

May 25, 2016
JPS is a vertically integrated utility serving more than 600,000 customers.

Open Systems International, Inc. has been selected by Jamaica Public Service of Kingston, Jamaica to supply the next generation of Advanced Distribution Management System based on OSI's state-of-the-art monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform.

JPS is a vertically integrated utility serving more than 600,000 customers. JPS has been using OSI technology as an Energy Management System (EMS) since 2008. The new ADMS will expand the OSI technology at JPS to cover distribution management operations for JPS’s entire distribution service territory.

JPS's new OSI ADMS includes advanced Distribution Automation (DA) SCADA functionality, Distribution Network Representation & Visualization, Topology/Connectivity and Switching Applications, Geographic Information System Interface, Three-phase Distribution Power Flow, Geo-Mapping as well as CHRONUS™, OSI's next-generation historian supported by big data technology for high speed time series data collection and data mining.

"JPS has been an active user of our Transmission and Generation applications for years," said Hormoz Kazemzadeh, VP of Distribution and Smart Grid at OSI. "We are very happy to implement our advanced DMS at JPS as part of an integrated EMS/DMS architecture to support the rapid expansion of automation in JPS' distribution network and helping improve the Quality of Service for the consumers."

JPS is an integrated electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity on the island of Jamaica. Its workforce consists of over 1,700 team members providing service to approximately 606,000 customers. Along with the provision of electricity, JPS strives to be a key partner in national development. Through a vibrant corporate social responsibility portfolio, it makes significant contributions in the areas of education, health and sports.

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