PNM awards OSI contract to supply energy management system

Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 22, 2008 — Open Systems International Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM) to be the supplier of its 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. PNM’s motivation for the project was 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, 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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