Omaha Public Power District selects Siemens for new transmission energy management system project

RALEIGH, N.C., June 19, 2002 — Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, a unit of Siemens AG and Siemens Corp., announced recently that its Energy Management and Information Systems division was awarded a contract from Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) for a transmission energy management system to replace OPPD’s existing legacy Siemens system.

The project calls for Siemens to provide a Siemens SINAUT Spectrum Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system with ICCP and Advanced Generation Control (AGC) applications. Complimenting the SCADA/AGC system are Siemens Spectrum PowerCC based components; Network Applications, a Historical Information System, the industry-leading, CIM complaint, Information Model Manager, Siemens PowerCC Communications Front-end (CFE) and an Operator Training Simulator.

OPPD’s current EMS went on-line in January 1989. OPPD chose to contract with Siemens to replace this aging system with a more modern system based on standard
hardware and software. By doing so, OPPD will take advantage of the new features available with this system and be able to provide more information and better support to its end users.

The Omaha Public Power District is one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the United States, serving more than 290,000 customers in 13 southeast Nebraska counties. It was organized as a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska in 1946. Policies and rates are set by an eight-member Board of Directors that is elected by the people in the service area.

OPPD is an aggressive, up-to-date, business-managed utility. The Board of Directors and a professional management team has a strong commitment to growth and quality service at the lowest possible cost. As a result, OPPD offers highly competitive commercial and industrial electric rates, and the average cost of the residential electricity supplied by OPPD is consistently well below the national average.

About Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution (USA)
Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, NC, creates equipment and energy service solutions for electric utilities, independent power producers, co-generators and other energy-intensive industries. It has operations in Wendell, NC; Jackson, MS; Lafayette, IN; Minneapolis, MN; San Jose, CA; Atlanta, GA and Reynosa, Mexico. For more information visit

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