New state-of-the-art SCADA system for Guadalajara


Guadalajara, Mexico — (METERING.COM) — June 4, 2009 – The División de Distribución Jalisco of Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has awarded the contract to supply a new, next generation SCADA system in its facilities in Guadalajara to automation solution provider Open Systems International and its Mexican partner Automatización y Tecnología Mexicana SA de CV (Atemex).

The División de Distribución Jalisco delivers energy services to the city of Guadalajara and a surrounding, thriving metropolitan area with a population in excess of 4 million people. Located in the west-central part of Mexico in the state of the same name, the División de Distribución Jalisco is an independent division of the CFE.

Deploying OSI technology, Jalisco intends to implement a modern system for operations to better serve the metropolitan area’s more than 1.2 million customers as well as improve the support, reliability and efficiency of its network.

The proposed system for Guadalajara is based on OSI’s monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) technology on the Linux platform and includes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), web-based graphical user interface, historical information and archiving system, trending and calculation subsystem, open database connectivity, as well as DNP and ICCP communications.

“Atemex is looking forward to beginning the implementation of the new SCADA system for División de Distribución Jalisco,” commented Luís Terán, president of Atemex. “The new system will replace two outdated systems from the prior suppliers and allow much more fluid, robust and efficient operations for the division. We are proud to have been awarded this project and we understand that the new system will enable a substantial improvement of the electrical services for the people in Guadalajara for many years.”