Transmission owners and operators today face new challenges due to stringent regulatory mandates, system security concerns and inherent capacity limitations in the face of increased transfer demands. Additionally, they are facing growing cost pressures for minimizing or curtailing operational or capital investments in the transmission asset arena. The need for practical, effective and reliable tools to help manage these important assets in real-time has never been stronger.
Effective management of these assets involves efficient and holistic monitoring of the complex transmission network, intelligent and reliable security analysis tools for developing effective strategies to avert, mitigate and cope with system emergencies, and well-rehearsed scenarios and well-trained operators to deal with localized or system-wide emergencies, blackouts, voltage collapse, loss of critical equipment, etc. The Blackout of August 14, 2003, and other similar collapses in various grids in Europe and the Americas, have greatly underlined the need for strong and reliable transmission monitoring and management tools as well as effective and realistic operator training systems.
OSI has been at the forefront of developing the next generation of effective Transmission and Energy Management System (EMS) applications since the mid 1990s.
OSI's EMS applications framework was developed from the ground up for effective real-time use, as opposed to the industry's practice of adopting off-line system planning tools. Efficient algorithms, effective on-line maintenance tools, intuitive graphics and user interface techniques provide for a powerful security monitoring and analysis environment for transmission operators.
OSI's Transmission Management and EMS applications have been helping many transmission operators of various size and grid complexity worldwide.
From China's fast growing and challenging transmission systems to overly burdened transmission systems in Australia, Europe or the Americas, OSI's EMS applications have been the reliable nucleus of many companies' real-time security analysis strategy.
OSI's Operator Training Simulator is the friendliest simulation platform for effective training of system operators. Using detailed dynamic modeling of the power system and an exact replica of the Control Center environment, system operators can rehearse a full spectrum of system events, emergencies and restoration techniques in the most realistic settings.