Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by NRG Energy (NRG), a New Jersey company with a portfolio of projects in North America, Europe and Australia, as the supplier of its automation systems for Generation Management and Energy Management across NRG’s Eastern Interconnection Regions. NRG, with corporate headquarters located in Princeton, New Jersey, provides reliable wholesale electricity safely and in a manner consistent with civic and environmental commitment to the communities it serves. NRG has been an OSI customer since 2001, using OSI technology for generation management of its Northeast Assets throughout PJM, NYISO and ISONE. NRG has embarked on a new initiative to consolidate its South Central and Northeast Assets into a single Energy Management System. The proposed system is based on OSI’s monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform and will provide NRG with a unified system for managing its operations in the North American Eastern Interconnection.

NRG’s monarch platform will include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Front End Processing, Calculation and Trending subsystems, Disturbance Data Collection, Load Shed and Restoration, Secure ICCP Communications, Open Database Connectivity, Virtual Remote Terminal Units, Generation Control and Dispatch, Market Interfaces and Energy Market Control, NERC Performance Monitoring, Linux Development Tools and VMware infrastructure.