Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by southwest power cooperative Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) to supply a comprehensive new SCADA system intended to serve a 6,800 square-mile-area along the Nevada-California border.

Encompassing a region of Nevada and California larger than the combined area of Rhode Island and Connecticut, VEA serves approximately 21,000 meters and has over 16,000 members.

Entering a sustained period of growth with transmission loads increasing due to newly built solar and wind generation plants, VEA has chosen to replace its outmoded ACS system with OSI's Monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) SCADA/Distribution Management System, citing the need for better functionality, increased versatility and reduced maintenance costs.

The system for Valley Electric Association is based on OSI's innovative monarch distributed open architecture and includes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), OpenView Advanced Graphical User Interface based on the Microsoft .NET Framework, OpenHIS Historical Information System, OpenCalc Calculation Subsystem, OpenTrend Trending Subsystem and MultiSpeak interfaces to the Milsoft Windmil and DiSPatch systems.