OATI Smart Grid Experts Featured in IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter

Leaders in the energy industry from Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) discuss Smart Grid security solutions in the newest edition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Smart Grid Newsletter.
Minneapolis, MN: April 29, 2016 – OATI is pleased to announce its inclusion in the newest edition of the IEEE Smart Grid newsletter. The article titled “Secure Smart Grid Visibility and Control,” written by OATI Smart Grid experts Kash Nodehi, Executive Vice President of OATI; David Heim, Chief Strategy Officer; Erik Amundson, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Systems Design; and Ebrahim Vaahedi, Senior Director, Smart Grid, is now available online.

IEEE Smart Grid is an organization that seeks to foster the development of Smart Grid technologies by creating a space where industry leaders can come together to collaborate and offer their knowledge and guidance. The monthly newsletter highlights issues affecting the development of the Smart Grid as reported by experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers across the North American energy industry.

The article discusses the many benefits of the Smart Grid, including optimizing power supply portfolios, achieving grid visibility from the end-use consumers to distribution substations, and using DR and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to strategically manage system load and distribution grid operating conditions. It also addresses some of the current challenges Smart Grid developers face in ensuring high-level security in tandem with harnessing the reliability and economic value of end-use devices in their initiatives. The article offers various solutions and approaches developers can take to overcome these challenges.

“We are honored to have members of our company leverage their years of experience in writing this article,” says Sasan Mokhtari, President and CEO of OATI. “We are committed to lending our insight and expertise of the energy industry to aid in the development of Smart Grid technologies.”

About IEEE Smart Grid
IEEE Smart Grid is the world’s largest and most comprehensive professional association. It has an unmatched diversity of global expertise across both established and emerging technologies, rich programs, proven standards and a lifecycle of related processes that promote technology adoption and open and build global markets. Finally, IEEE is a nonprofit that brings objective coordination among the huge cast of public and private organizations that will contribute to the smart grid’s development.

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