News | October 13, 2011

OSI Wins Key Latin American Contract For Multiple Energy Management System Replacements In Colombia And Peru

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract to provide a new SCADA/EMS system, for Interconexin Elctrica S.A. (ISA) in Colombia and for two of its subsidiaries: TRANSELCA S.A. E.S.P. (TRANSELCA) in Colombia and Red de Energa del Per S.A. (REP) in Peru.

ISA and its subsidiary companies are recognized as one of the largest international transporters of electric energy in Latin America, operating more than 38,000 kilometers of high-voltage transmission circuits in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, with international interconnections between Venezuela and Colombia, Colombia and Ecuador and Ecuador and Peru.

In support of ISA's grid expansion and sustainable development initiatives, OSI is providing three (3) complete SCADA/EMS systems based on OSI's industry-leading monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) technology.

This multi-site SCADA/EMS upgrade project is set to encompass a wide array of specialized OSI software products including OSI's next-generation, Microsoft .NET based Graphical User Interface (GUI); Remote Console GUI; Dynamic Tabular Display Subsystem; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Advanced Alarm Management System; Real-time and Historical Trending; Communications Front-end Processor; Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Inter-control Center Communications Protocol; Historical Recording System; Calculation & Scripting Subsystem; Disturbance Data Collection; Automatic Generation Control; Network Security Analysis; Operator Training Simulator; Equipment Outage Scheduler and Switching Order Management.

"ISA has adjudged this contract to OSI, after having fulfilled a rigorous evaluation process, under the demand of highest technical standards that were required. This is the reason why we are confident that the SCADA/EMS and OTS solutions we are going to implement at the companies will let us maintain the reliability and safety in the operation of its electricity transmission networks, and in turn contributing to its development and continuous improvement that is needed," says Julian Cadavid, ISA's Energy Transportation Manager.

"OSI is very pleased by ISA's selection of our technology for these projects. This contract represents another significant step as OSI broadens its presence in the Latin American utility market. ISA, along with its subsidiaries comprise one of the most significant players in the region's power sector and we are very pleased to welcome them to our international user family," said Bahman Hoveida, OSI's President & CEO.

ISA ( currently consists of 29 companies in 7 countries, through which it executes projects in five businesses: Electric Power Transport, Telecommunications Transport, Market Operation and Management, Infrastructure Project Construction and Road concessions. The Company holds 38,989 km. of circuit in operation, 12,029 km. of fiber-optic and two large projects on road infrastructure which together total approximately 2,158 km. of roads in Colombia and Chile.