OATI Provides Insight on G&T Demand Management Trends

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) is offering educational webinars on the benefits of utilizing Smart Grid solutions to meet evolving energy challenges.

Minneapolis, MN: February 11, 2014 — As the penetration of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and other Smart Grid hardware and software tools continues to grow — especially within cooperatives — Generation and Transmission Providers (G&Ts) and their member co-ops need to know how these advanced technologies can be leveraged to improve their grid operations.

Join OATI and NRTC for a free, informative webinar where you’ll learn how emerging trends in centralized demand management processes and solutions will be shaping your organization for the foreseeable future.

Ali Ipakchi, OATI Vice President Utility Solutions of Smart Grid and Green Power, and Walter Kalsow, OATI Principle Consultant Smart Energy Solutions, along with Ed Drew, Vice President of National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) will examine the steps needed to meet evolving energy demands. 

Webinar dates and times are:

• Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
• Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

Discover for yourself the tools that will define the future of energy. Act now because seats are limited. To reserve your spot, contact

OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,800 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP guidelines.

OATI ( is a leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact

About NRTC
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of more than 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states. Founded in 1986, NRTC provides products and services developed specifically to meet the needs of rural utilities and their customers, such as high-speed Internet access via satellite, full service Internet access and support, advanced metering infrastructure, wireless technologies, power quality products, long distance programs, mobile phone service and programming distribution rights for video providers. For more information, visit