OSI implements new T&D SCADA system for Maine Public Service Co.

Minneapolis, MN, April 21, 2008 — Open Systems International Inc. (OSI) was awarded a comprehensive SCADA System contract by Maine Public Service Co. (MPS) to monitor and control MPS’s transmission and distribution networks in the summer of 2007. The system is based on OSI’s monarch distributed open architecture and includes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, historical information system, secure ICCP communications and calculation and trending subsystems. Optionally, in a later phase, a backup control center and energy management system applications including transmission security analysis and operator training simulator will be added to the present system.

The project was implemented in five months. The system recently underwent field commissioning activities and was successfully cutover, replacing MPS’s legacy SCADA system.

MPS serves energy to approximately 40,000 retail customers in a 4,000 square mile area in rural northern New England via a transmission and distribution network which spans nearly 2,500 circuit miles. MPS’s primary objective for this project has been the implementation of a modern, open and secure architecture, facilitating the utility’s growth requirements and compliance with NERC mandated security and reliability standards.

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  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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