|[December 20, 2013]
OSIsoft and China Southern Grid Electric Power Research Institute Sign Smart Grid Collaboration Agreement
BEIJING --(Business Wire)--
China Southern Grid Electric Power Research Institute (CSG EPRI) and
OSIsoft signed an agreement to collaborate on a Smart Grid project at
the 24th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
(JCCT) event today. Officials from the U.S., including Secretary of
Commerce Penny Pritzker and Ambassador Gary Locke, were present at this
signing ceremony. This project will demonstrate ways that smart grid
technologies can be integrated into CSG's existing systems to enable
better data integration and improve the reliability & efficiency of the
electric power grid. The project is a high priority for CSG and
represents a tremendous opportunity to share U.S. expertise and
China Southern Grid has been an OSIsoft customer since 2006. The PI
System was first deployed in the CSG's Dispatcher Center in Guangzhou,
Guangdong Province, China, for the Dispatcher Center's Operations.
"With the PI System as our data infrastructure, we now have the ability
to be more proactive and innovative as an electric utility," said Dr. Li
Peng, Vice President, CSG EPRI. "OSIsoft's PI System has become the
industry standard in enterprise infrastructure for management of
real-time data and events. This is particularly true in the electric
utility industry where the PI System has been recognized as the premier
enterprise data infrastructure for Smart Grids in the U.S."
Supported by this grant from USTDA, the PI System will be used to
integrate data from CSG's distribution operations, substations, and
meters. China's power industry is a very important market for OSIsoft
and CSG is a strategic customer nd business partner in the market.
"This pilot project for China Southern Grid will showcase the new
capabilities, advanced analytics, visualization, and the value of
OSIsoft's PI System. China Southern Grid EPRI has always been at the
leading edge of Smart Grid technology and development. This joint effort
will raise it to the next level," said Ann Moore, Director - Industry
and Market Principals at OSIsoft.
About OSIsoft, LLC
delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise
infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With
installations in more than 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 identify competitive business and
Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is headquartered in San Leandro, CA (News - Alert), USA with
operations worldwide and is privately held.
About China Southern Grid Electric Power Research
China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG) was established in 2002, with
its operations covering Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, and Hainan.
CSG has two branches, five majority-owned subsidiaries, and 300,000
employees. The power networks have currently an east-to-west span of
nearly 2,000 km, with a total transmission length of 84,000 km,
consisting of thirteen 500 kV-and-above backbone lines (eight AC lines
and five DC lines).
Electric Power Research Institute Co., Ltd., CSG (hereinafter referred
to as SEPRI) is a majority-owned subsidiary of CSG, jointly invested by
CSG and Guangdong Power Grid Corporation, Guangxi Power Grid
Corporation, Yunnan Power Grid Corporation, Guizhou Power Grid
Corporation, and Hainan Power Grid Corporation. SEPRI was established on
August 6, 2010 as a successor to the former CSG Technology Research
Center, according to the "collective and integrated management"
requirements of CSG. SEPRI is a National Certified Enterprise Technical
Center, National Energy Large Grid R&D (Test) Center, and the governing
authority of Kunming National UHV Engineering Laboratory.
SEPRI provides all-around technical support and services for the
development, engineering, construction, operational safety, economy and
quality, and information development of CSG. Its responsibility is to
study the fundamental, common and prospective technologies related to
power networks, and undertake national, provincial and ministerial,
industrial, academic, and CSG's key research programs.
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