Open Systems International, Inc. and South American partner, Tecnet S.A. have been selected by Transelec S.A., to supply a modern and centralized SCADA/EMS system in replacement of a legacy Siemens system.

Transelec is the largest transmission company in Chile, serving 98% of the electricity customers, via more than 8,500 km (5,000 miles) of high-voltage transmission lines and 54 substations that extend throughout the length of the country, deployed from the Northern Interconnected System and the Central Interconnected System. Operation of this extensive network to this point has been achieved through the use of a common SCADA/EMS system, shared between Transelec and other utilities. In order to modernize and achieve optimal operation, Transelec has chosen to implement a state-of-the-art new SCADA/EMS system based on OSI’s monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform.

Transelec’s monarch-based SCADA/EMS system is set to include the advanced functionality of OSI’s next-generation, .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; Advanced Field Commissioning Task Management; Network Security Analysis; Common Information Model Interface; Geographic Information Systems Interface; and Switching Order Management software products, with monarch interfaces to ODBC and SNMP.

“Transelec is always looking for ways to incorporate more and better technology into its processes as part of a policy of continuous improvement; therefore, we are pleased to implement a new SCADA/EMS system to automate our area of operations which is relevant to the company. We look forward to forming alliances with providers of excellence,” said Rodrigo Lopez, Transelec’s vice president of Operations.