The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Los Angeles, California, U.S., selected Open Systems International, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., to supply and implement a supervisory control and data acquisition/automatic generation control (SCADA) system, energy management system (EMS) and distribution management system (DMS).

The objective of this automation project is to meet the control and automation needs of the LADWP's bulk power (BP) and power distribution (PD) groups into the foreseeable future, and to better prepare the city to cope with the volatile California energy market.

The EMS system will be delivered in phases, and the project is scheduled for completion before May 2003.
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