Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) announced that NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, has chosen OSI, also based in Minneapolis, for implementation of a Generation Management System (GMS).

After much research and evaluation of the market NRG chose OSI’s monarch� platform due to its technical superiority, openness, flexibility, and fast track implementation schedule.

The system includes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition via IP based DNP Remote Terminal Units (RTU), Automatic Generation Control and Economic Dispatch, Transaction Management, Historical Archiving and Energy Accounting, as well as communication with the PJM power pool.

The system is based on the Windows� 2000 operating system and Microsoft� SQL database management system. NRG received the system within 5 weeks of the order.

OSI (www.osii.com & www.e-scada.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, provides open, state-of-the-art, high-performance automation solutions to electric utilities worldwide. These solutions include Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, and Generation Management Systems (GMS), as well as individual software products and e-business solutions for electric utility operations.

NRG Energy (www.nrgenergy.com) is a global energy company primarily engaged in the acquisition, development, construction, ownership and operation of power generation facilities.