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Public Service Co. of New Mexico Installing Energy Management System

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 approximately 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 Monarch 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.

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