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[April 15, 2013]

City of Santa Clara's Municipal Electric Utility Standardizes its Enterprise Data Infrastructure on the PI System

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara's municipal electric utility, has announced that they would be taking OSIsoft's PI System, their enterprise data infrastructure, to the next level by signing an enterprise agreement (EA) and incorporating it into their Smart Grid initiatives.

With this new agreement, the PI System will be supporting distribution automation and integration of meter data. OSIsoft's data management infrastructure will bring value to the distribution operations, engineering and planning business units by collecting metering data and subsequently integrating and correlating this data with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and operational data.

"With the PI System as our data infrastructure, we now have the ability to be more proactive and innovative as an electric utility," said Dennis P. Steffani, P.E., Senior Control/Communications Engineer at SVP. "Adopting OSIsoft's technology, on an enterprise scale, will give us the confidence to not only ensure the reliability and safety of our services, but also respond quickly to the information needs of everyday decision making."

p> Silicon Valley Power has been an OSIsoft customer since 2004. The PI System was first deployed in the operations department to enable data accessibility and visibility across the enterprise. The PI System's ease-of-use, real-time monitoring capabilities, and extensive analytics and visualization toolset was one of many factors in SVP's decision. Since the initial deployment, the PI System has evolved into a true data infrastructure. Today, the PI System brings data to anyone, at any time, and in any place at SVP.


"SVP has always been forward thinking when it comes to data infrastructure," says Ann Moore, Director - Industry and Market Principals at OSIsoft. "We are very excited about SVP's decision of taking our joint relationship to the next level to apply OSIsoft's products and services in their state-of-the-art initiatives."

About OSIsoft, LLC

OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com) delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 110 countries spanning the globe, the PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global installed base relies upon the PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business and market opportunities.

Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is headquartered in San Leandro, CA (News - Alert), with operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and the PI System at www.osisoft.com.


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