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Turlock Irrigation District of California Selects OSI Technology for a New Energy Management System

Source: Smart Grid Observer

July 23, 2019 -- Open Systems International (OSI) has been selected by Turlock Irrigation District (TID) to supply a new advanced Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI's monarchâ„¢ operational technology (OT) platform. This will replace TID's legacy Siemens EMS, providing the utility with a flexible platform to fully modernize and streamline their transmission network as they prepare to enter the California EIM market.

In addition to OSI's scalable SCADA platform, TID's new system features integrated EMS and Generation Management System (GMS) components, including Real-time and Study Network Analysis, Operator Training Simulator, Common Information Model-Import/Export, Transaction Management System, Inadvertent Accounting, Energy Market Interfaces, AGC Performance Monitoring, Generation Control and Dispatch, as well as EIM Market Network and Generation applications to facilitate TID's integration into the California EIM market.

The Turlock Irrigation District (, located in Turlock, California, is the first publicly owned irrigation district and one of only four today that provides irrigation water and power to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers within its service area. TID has been in the retail electric business since 1923. TID provides safe, low-cost, reliable energy to a growing customer base that today exceeds 100,000 home, farm, business, industrial, and municipal accounts. TID also serves 5,800 irrigation customers covering approximately 150,000 acres of farmland.


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