OSI is proud to be a part of many diverse groups, committees and associations. The alliance that OSI forges with these select groups are driven by our relentless pursuit of high quality products and services for our customers. As a solution provider for utilities across many industries, OSI believes that active participation in associations that help accomplish industry-wide goals is a surefire way to assist customers in meeting their goals.
OSI gains valuable insight through tradeshows, panels and meetings held by each association, and in return, OSI is proactive in sharing information and discoveries that help fellow members and customers better execute initiatives. Exclusive memberships benefit OSI customers by providing OSI with a forum to consistently exchange strategies that allow industries to grow efficiently together.
OSI is recognized by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as a Continuing Education (CE) provider. CE credits can be earned by participants for OSI University courses dealing with Operator Training, Grid Security, Cyber Security and Operational Awareness. www.nerc.com
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization dedicated to representing that national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. www.nreca.coop
The MultiSpeak Specification is a key industry-wide standard for realizing the potential of enterprise application interoperability. The MultiSpeak Specification is the most widely applied de facto standard in North America pertaining to distribution utilities and all portions of vertically-integrated utilities, except generation and power marketing. It is currently in use in daily operations of more than 600 electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, municipals, and public power districts in at least 15 different countries. www.multispeak.org
The Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) is a not for profit, international trade association made up of public utility districts, electric cooperatives, municipalities and crown corporations. NWPPA represents and serves consumer-owned, locally controlled utilities in the Western U.S. and Canada. They exist to enhance the success of its members through education, training, public information, governmental relations and value added services. www.nwppa.org
The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the service organization for the nation's more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. APPA's mission is to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment. www.publicpower.com
The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Inc. (TVPPA) is the nonprofit, regional service organization that represents the interests of consumer-owned electric utilities operating within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area. TVPPA members include both municipal and electric cooperatives, and they serve more than 9 million customers in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virgina. www.tvppa.com
The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) is a group of electric utilities, suppliers, manufacturers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean. CARILEC strives to enhance communication among its members and to serve as the focal point for general and technical information. They also take the lead in advocating for change in the electric utility industry in the Caribbean. www.carilec.org
The Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3) Users Group is a group of utilities and vendors who utilize the DNP3 protocol. The DNP3 is an open and public portal that was developed to achieve open, standards-based interoperability between substation computers, RTUs, IEDs and master stations for the electric utility industry. The DNP3 Users Group is responsible for the evolution of the protocol—evaluates suggested modifications or additions to the protocol and amends the protocol description as directed. www.dnp.org
The OPC Foundation manages a global organization in which users and vendors work together to create data transfer standards for multi-vendor, multi-platform, secure and reliable interoperability in industrial automation. The OPC Foundation also creates and maintains specifications, ensures compliance with OPC specifications, and collaborates with industry-leading standards organizations. www.opcfoundation.org
UCA International User Group (UCAIug) is a corporation focused on assisting users and vendors in the deployment of standards for real-time applications for several industries with related requirements. UCAIug's mission is to enable integration through the deployment of open standards by providing a forum in which the various stakeholders in the energy and utility industry can work cooperatively together. www.ucaiug.org
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization made up of 163 member countries who are national standards bodies around the world. ISO provides world-class specifications for services, products and systems to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. www.iso.org