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Portland General Electric Company Awards OSI a Contract for a New Energy Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has recently been awarded a comprehensive contract by Portland General Electric Company (PGE) of Portland, Oregon for delivery of PGE’s next-generation Energy Management System (EMS).

PGE, Oregon's largest utility, chose to implement the open architecture of OSI’s monarch EMS platform to help it continue to provide reliable service to approximately 775,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Portland, Salem and nearby communities.

The OSI monarch distributed open architecture will include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Automatic Generation Control, Historical Information System/Archiving, Transmission Network Security Analysis, Operator Training Simulator, Web-based Graphical User Interface and secure ICCP communications, as well as a disaster recovery, test and quality assurance systems.

“We welcome PGE to our family of users. PGE is a strategically important client for OSI due to its location in WECC, its great innovative and progressive culture, sense of community, and its commitment to the environment. We will do our best to make sure this project is as successful as our other projects,” said Bahman Hoveida, president and CEO of OSI.

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