New Horizon Electric Cooperative chooses OSI to provide web-based SCADA to members


Minneapolis, Minn., August 20, 2002 — Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) was recently awarded a contract by New Horizon Electric Cooperative Inc. for implementation of a web-enabled centralized Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to serve its members.

The new centralized SCADA system will allow New Horizon to move from their present hierarchical system based on proprietary software to OSI’s open monarch( platform, which is based on standard off-the-shelf hardware and software technologies, resulting in lower maintenance and support.

OSI’s web-enabled applications will allow New Horizon to gather pertinent real-time information from all areas of the company and its cooperatives and disseminate this information via a private frame relay Intranet.

The system is based on the Windows(r) 2000 operating system and Microsoft SQL Server database management system, and supports DNP over IP as well as a web-enabled Operator Interface System. The system is to be delivered and put into operation by the end of 2002.

OSI (www.osii.com & www.e-scada.com), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is provides open automation solutions to electric utilities worldwide. These solutions include Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, and Generation Management Systems (GMS), as well as individual software products and e-business solutions for electric utility operations.

New Horizon Electric Cooperative (www.newhorizonelectric.com) is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, located in Laurens, South Carolina. New Horizon provides its member cooperatives with competitive wholesale power by performing dynamic resource scheduling, project management and transmission operation management.

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