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Operation Technology, Inc.

Mission Statement Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art products and superior engineering services by combining advanced technologies with the highest standard in quality to achieve overall customer satisfaction.

Operation Technology, Inc.

Designer and Developer of ETAP
Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) is a full spectrum analytical engineering firm specializing in the planning, design, analysis, operation, training, and computer simulation of power systems. OTI is the proud developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive power system enterprise solution. With more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries, ETAP serves the power system needs from generation to utilization. OTI employs a research and development team supported by a staff of engineers and scientists who have a combined knowledge of over 500 years experience. OTI is privileged to have a permanent staff of power system engineers, many of whom have been internationally recognized as experts in their field. OTI is committed to providing quality solutions for electrical power systems.

Major Milestones
Development of ETAP Operation Technology, Inc. Established Nuclear Certification ETAP DOS 6.5 ETAP DOS 7.3 ETAP 1.0 ETAP 2.0 ETAP 3.0 ETAP 4.0


ISO 9001 Certification

First Power Analysis Program for Windows 32-bit

Power System Monitoring & Simulation PSMS

First Installation of ETAP Real-Time

First Release of ETAP DOS 1.0

Harmonic Analysis Reliability Analysis DC System Ground Grid Design Generator Start-Up Panel Systems Optimal Power Flow UDM

First Annual ETAP Nuclear Conference


OTI Far-East Office




1993 1992






Company & Product History

Incorporated in 1986, OTI released the first version of Electrical Transient Analyzer Program (ETAP) power system analysis and design software. Today, OTI is recognized as the global market leader in providing solutions for power systems analysis, design, simulation, operation, control, optimization, and automation. ETAP is the only power system analysis software approved for use in nuclear / high-impact facilities OTI released the first 32-bit power system analysis program for Windows ETAP Real-Time was launched to meet the growing demands for online system monitoring, simulation, control, and automation OTI has grown to be the worlds largest power system analysis software company OTI continues to meet client needs by incorporating the latest advances in power and software technologies

ETAP 4.7

ETAP 5.0

ETAP Learning Center

Control Circuit Diagram Unbalanced Load Flow Line Sag & Tension Arc Flash Analysis

Energy Management System EMS

ETAP 5.5

ETAP 5.6

ETAP 6.0

ETAP 7.0

Chinese Version

ETAP Solution Provider Program

Renewable Energy

Smart Grid Solutions

Intelligent Load Shedding ILS

BS 7671 Cable Sizing Data Comparator Report Analyzer

Japanese Version

Single-Phase Arc Flash

Automatic Generation Control AGC


ETAP Star Device Coordination

ETAP ARTTS Relay Testing Hardware

Intelligent Substation iSub

CSE Product of the Year Award

Switching Sequence Management Load Analyzer








Global Presence An industry leader in electrical power systems with more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries.

Global Reach
OTIs corporate office is located in Irvine, California which encompasses the entire research and development team, engineering division, and supporting staff. OTI extends its global reach with sales and support offices in more than 80 countries. The OTI Far-East office in Nanjing was established to support the expanding ETAP customer base in China and the Far-East.
Main Offices
OTI Corporate / R&D, Irvine, CA, USA OTI Far-East, Nanjing, China


ETAP Automation Offices


Sales & Support Offices

Angola Argentina Australia Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Benin Bolivia Bosnia Botswana Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Cte dIvoire Ecuador Egypt El Salvador France Germany Ghana Greece Guam India Indonesia Iraq Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Lesotho Libya Macau Madagascar

The ETAP Automation offices around the world serve as value-added reseller, engineering and integration centers of ETAP products and services to meet the growing needs in the region. ETAP Enterprise Solution serves the international markets by complying with numerous technical standards such as ANSI, IEC, and British Standards. In addition, ETAP is offered in multiple languages including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.

Malaysia Mauritius Mexico Mozambique Namibia Nepal New Zealand Nigeria Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Saudi Arabia Singapore Slovenia South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Tobago Togo Trinidad Turkey Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom USA Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands Zambia

Engineers, operators, and managers put their trust in OTIs products and services every day. ETAP has become the de facto standard for power system analysis for all types and sizes of electrical industries.

ETAP is the leading power system analysis platform for the power generation industry. In fact, 42% of top generation plants have standardized on ETAP to help provide reliable, clean, and cost-effective power to their customers.

Nuclear Power
ETAP is used by 57 out of 64 U.S. nuclear power generation plants, an 89% market share. ETAP is also used in nuclear facilities in Canada, Finland, India, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and France, including the worlds first nuclear fusion reactor.

Oil & Gas

Over 70% of the top oil and gas industries rely on ETAP to protect electrical systems with minimal downtime and ensure critical load at all times.

ETAP is the market leader among consulting firms and EPCs with 100% of the Top 10 Electrical Design Firms using ETAP for power system design and analysis. In addition 80% of these firms have multiple or corporate licenses for ETAP, according to data compiled from Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine.

Transmission & Distribution

ETAP has gained significant market share in the T&D sector by offering industry specific solutions to increase the reliability, stability, flexibility, and energy delivery capabilities of their power network.

Design, analyze, and operate green energy power systems such as wind and solar. Carry out power analysis for collection systems, penetration studies, and grid interconnection studies.

Data Center / Mission Critical

ETAP is utilized in mission critical facilities and data centers for design, prediction, tracking, managing, and reducing energy consumption, lowering carbon footprint while maintaining maximum availability of vital operations.

ETAP has been deployed at many government institutions and armed forces facilities. ETAP is utilized in research and development for government and military projects. OTI has been awarded a United States General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract. The contract lists OTI on an approved GSA schedule to sell ETAP products directly to government agencies.

Metals & Mining

Many metal and mining operations rely on ETAP to reduce unnecessary load shedding and thereby preserving critical loads directly associated with production. ETAP brings significant energy savings to the industry by diverting non-essential loads during hours of high energy costs and managing the optimal combination of utility and self-generation power.

Top manufacturers around the world depend on ETAP to meet the industrys rigorous operational, quality, and safety requirements for their power systems. ETAP is utilized for design, analysis, operation, and automation of manufacturing facilities.

Transportation engineers use ETAP to design and maintain electrical systems for critical mass transit networks, as well as major terminals like airports and seaports. The top two Fortune 500 automobile manufacturers use ETAP for their production lines.

Colleges and universities use ETAP to teach students in electrical engineering to design, model, and analyze electrical power systems. ETAP offers an educational software package for instructors, university computer labs, and students.

Enterprise Solution ETAP Enterprise Solution offers a comprehensive suite of analysis modules for power system design, analysis, and operation that can be configured to suit specific needs, from small to large power systems.

ETAP Enterprise Solution

Network Analysis
Network Analysis is an integrated set of simulation and analysis modules with built-in tools to automate processes and increase efficiency and accuracy. Short Circuit - ANSI / IEEE Short Circuit - IEC Arc Flash - Three-Phase & Single-Phase Load Flow Motor Acceleration Load Analyzer

Cable Systems
ETAP helps engineers to design cable systems to operate at their maximum potential while providing secure and reliable operation. ETAP accounts for multiple cables of different sizes and allows complex 3-D path geometry. Underground Thermal Analysis Cable Ampacity Cable Sizing Cable Pulling

Dynamics & Transients

ETAP enables engineers to accurately model power system dynamics and simulate system disturbances and events. Typical transient stability studies include identifying critical clearing time, motor dynamic acceleration, load shedding schedule, fast bus transfer timing, and generator start-up. Transient Stability Generator Start-Up Wind Turbine Generator User-Defined Dynamic Model Parameter Estimation

ETAP Enterprise Solution

Protective Devices
ETAP Star device protection and coordination program provides an intuitive and logical approach to Time Current Characteristic analysis. Features and capabilities include graphical user interface, true-to-the-form protective devices modeling, extensive Verified & Validated device library, embedded analysis modules, and integrated, rule-based design. Coordination & Selectivity Sequence-of-Operation V&V Device Libraries Relay Test Set Interface

Relay Testing & Simulation

The ETAP Advanced Relay Testing and Transient Simulator (ARTTS) utilizes hardware and software technologies for testing, calibrating, and simulating relays. ARTTS combines the short circuit and protection device coordination capabilities of ETAP with the relay testing hardware. Relay Testing & Simulation ETAP Test Set Software Relay Test Set Equipment

Renewable / Green Energy

ETAP incorporates advanced features and capabilities that facilitate modeling, design, analysis sizing, and prediction of various renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Wind Turbine Generator Photovoltaic Array


Distribution Systems
ETAP incorporates advanced features and capabilities that facilitate the modeling, design, analysis, planning, and optimization of distribution networks. Unbalanced Load Flow Optimal Power Flow Reliability Assessment Optimal Capacitor Placement

Transmission Line
ETAP Transmission Line calculates electrical parameters, conductor ampacity-temperature relationship, and sag/ tension-temperature relationship of overhead transmission lines. Line Constants Line Ampacity Sag & Tension HVDC Transmission Link

Geographic Information Systems

GIS Map automatically generates electrical one-line diagrams with the corresponding geographical maps of power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Electrical system data is synchronized from GIS into ETAP thereby maintaining the relationship between them. GIS Map Synchronize GIS Data to ETAP projects Check Consistency for Data Synchronization Direct Communication with ESRI Geodatabase


ETAP Enterprise Solution

Power Quality
ETAP can identify harmonic problems, reduce nuisance trips, design and test filters, and report distortion limit violations. Results are shown graphically, including harmonic order, harmonic spectrum plots, and harmonic waveform plots, as well as Crystal Reports. Harmonic Load Flow Frequency Scan Harmonic Filters

Ground Grid Systems

Ground Grid Systems enables engineers to quickly and accurately design and analyze ground protection. Advanced 3-D technology integrates with one-line diagrams, enabling engineers to visualize their ground systems and seamlessly utilize short circuit results. Finite Element Method IEEE 80 & 665 Methods

DC Systems
ETAP provides analysis capabilities for engineers to design and maintain DC power systems. Load Flow Short Circuit Battery Discharge Battery Sizing Control Systems Diagram


Panel Systems
Developed for electrical designers and engineers, the Panel Systems module combines a graphical user interface and the intelligence of ETAP to easily design and analyze low voltage distribution systems. Coupled with exclusive features and advanced capabilities, Panel Systems is a quality tool you would only expect from the leader in power system analysis software. ANSI & IEC Standards NEC Load Factors

ETAP follows recommended procedures to determine the required transformer size based on the use of factors including altitude, temperature, insulation, number of phases, cooling stage, etc. MVA Sizing Tap Optimization

Data Exchange
ETAP Data Exchange (DataX) is used to import, export, and synchronize data between external data sources and ETAP. Microsoft Access & Excel CAD e-DPP Intergraph SmartPlant Electrical


ETAP Real-Time
ETAP Enterprise Solution for real-time power management systems is a fully-integrated suite of software applications that provides intelligent power monitoring, energy management, system optimization, advanced automation, and real-time prediction.

Enterprise-Wide Benefits
ETAP Real-Time extends the traditional data acquisition systems to an intelligent and power management solution for operators, dispatchers, engineers, and decision makers. Its modular applications can be tailored to fit the needs of each company, from small to large power systems. Industrial facilities, transmission and distribution companies, generation owners, and vertically integrated utilities can all benefit from the features and functionality of ETAP Real-Time.


Power System Monitoring & Simulation

Power System Monitoring and Simulation (PSMS) applications allow operators, engineers, and managers to make better and more informed decisions in the critical aspects of their business.

Energy Management System

Energy Management System (EMS) applications are designed to reduce energy consumption, increase electrical system reliability, improve equipment utilization, predict system performance, as well as optimize energy usage.

Intelligent Load Shedding

Intelligent Load Shedding (ILS) is the smartest and fastest proven method of its kind on the market. ILS provides optimal, fast load shedding based on actual operating condition of the system including type and location of the disturbances. ILS dynamically determines the best load shedding priority in a fraction of a second.

Intelligent Substation
Intelligent Substation (iSub) is a state-of-the-art management application packaged as a focused product for substation automation. iSub provides protection, control, automation, monitoring, and communication capabilities as a part of a comprehensive substation solution.

Intelligent Power Management System for Operators, Managers, and Engineers


Unmatched Support OTI is dedicated to overall customer satisfaction through unmatched technical support, expert engineering consultation, and new innovating solutions. Consider OTI as an extension of your electrical engineering department.

Support & Services

OTI offers a wide array of support and services to ensure that customers get the most out of ETAP products.

Technical Support
Technical support is more than solutions to technical questions. The OTI technical support engineering staff is available to provide an immediate response to customer software and engineering questions. Quite often, many technical support engineering staff members go the extra mile by tapping into their vast engineering experience. Many ETAP customers consider the technical support staff as an extension of their electrical engineering department.

Training Services
ETAP training includes a wide-range of power system analysis workshops, informative seminar presentations, on-site trainings, online webinars, and customized sessions. ETAP workshops provide users the opportunity to have hands-on learning of ETAP and experience how they can achieve optimal results from ETAP products. Certified ETAP Instructors include experts in every field of power system analysis from system maintenance to transient stability and control.

User Groups
OTI hosts several ETAP User Groups. These events are free of charge and provide information and interaction among both existing users, as well as potential users. User groups are established in various locations worldwide to ensure a majority of ETAP users are given the opportunity to participate. Attendees have the opportunity to learn new ETAP features from OTI engineers, as well as develop contacts from a variety of industry-leading firms.


Consulting Services
OTI Consulting Services is uniquely qualified to help any major facility, industrial complex, utility or engineering company solve their most demanding and complex engineering problems. OTI provides consistent high-quality consulting services for transmission, distribution, industrial, commercial, and nuclear markets. OTI offers specialized engineering services in power systems including analytical services, research and development, conceptual design and preliminary engineering, planning, optimization, dynamic modeling, field-measured parameter tuning, and data exchange services.

Analytical Services
OTI has been providing services for basic and detailed engineering at optimized costs for the past two decades. We have conducted numerous studies around the globe on new and existing electrical systems to enable our clients to build or expand their electrical systems and help them achieve improved efficiency, reliability, and safety in operation.
---------Conceptual Design Feasibility Studies System Modeling & Data Collection Load Growth Studies Load Forecasting Short Circuit Analysis Arc Flash Analysis Motor Acceleration Studies Load Shedding Analysis ---------Fast Bus Transfer Analysis Transient & Dynamic Stability Analysis Harmonic Analysis & Filter Design Generator Start-Up Analysis Distributed Generation Protective System Adequacy Emergency Backup Power Design AC & DC Transmission Analysis Sub-Synchronous Resonance Analysis -- Electrical System Optimization -- Underground Cable Duct Design & Transient Calculation -- Transmission Line Design -- Transformer & Feeder Sizing -- System Optimization -- System Reliability & Availability Analysis -- Substation Grounding Design

Research & Development Services

Research and development continues to be the force that drives our commitment to be first with technologically advanced simulation tools to meet ever-changing power system requirements. OTI provides services to build, simulate, and tune control systems for generators in order to obtain the maximum accuracy from ETAP simulations. Control system transfer functions for exciters and governors can be used from the existing library in ETAP or created using User-Defined Dynamic Model. -- User-Defined Dynamic Model -- Generator Parameter Tuning -- Innovative Software Development

Real-Time Integration Services

OTI Consulting Services provides turnkey solutions to interface data acquisition systems and metering equipment to ETAP Real-Time applications. Main services offered in the field of real-time integration include: -- Tag Database Interface Implantation -- Integration Strategy -- Logic Controller Programming -- System Modeling and Development -- Hardware Installation -- Architecture & Technology Consulting -- Project Management -- Technology Pre-Study & Piloting -- Quality Assurance & Testing -- Enterprise Systems Connectivity -- Operator Training -- Metering Hardware Evaluation / Recommendation -- ETAP Engineering Certification -- Monitoring & Control System Design -- Technical Support -- Visibility Studies & System Analysis

Data Exchange Services

OTI Consulting Services supports clients worldwide by performing database conversions, model validation, and data exchange projects. A staff of engineers and database specialists are dedicated to conduct database conversions and synchronization. -- Database Conversion -- Format Conversion & Mapping -- Data Interpretation -- Procedures Development -- Data Integration -- Turnkey Database Synchronization -- Database Validation & Verification -- GIS Integration Services

Solution Provider Program

The power and versatility of ETAP combined with the vast knowledge and experience of ETAP Solution Providers orchestrates the system integration process while guaranteeing successful implementations of projects. The ETAP Solution Provider program offers leading companies global recognition for using ETAP as their power system design, analysis, and operation solution.


Quality Assurance
OTI products comply with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations as well as other Quality Assurance (QA) standards. OTI believes that a well-defined and effective QA process that thrives on continuous improvement is the best vehicle to transform powerful ideas into powerful products.

Life Cycle
OTIs Quality Assurance Plan strictly enforces policies and specific procedures that ensure the reliability of all ETAP software. Under the Quality Assurance Plan for Nuclear (High Impact) Facility use, all releases of ETAP go through an intensive Verification & Validation (V&V) process throughout the revision life cycle. Verification is the process of determining whether or not the products of a given phase of the revision life cycle fulfill the requirements established during the previous phase. Validation is the process of evaluating software at the end of the revision life cycle to ensure compliance with software requirements. The V&V method for ETAP is extensive, consisting of thousands of test cases that encompass each and every calculation module, user interface, persistence, reports, plots, library data, etc. The test cases include a comprehensive comparison of study results and system performance against hand calculations, field measurements, industry standards (ANSI/IEEE, IEC, UL, etc.), and other established methods in order to ensure and verify the technical accuracy and performance stability of ETAP. The V&V process for the ETAP engineering libraries allows for 0% error in the library data based on published manufacturer data.

In accordance with the OTI Quality Assurance Program, all procedures and activities related to the quality of ETAP software are subject to audits. Qualified auditors periodically assess the program to detect any deviations from the complied standards and evaluate effectiveness of the existing plans and procedures. Audit reports are properly documented and are subject to audits conducted by our nuclear clients and ISO 9001:2000 certification assessments.


OTIs Quality Assurance program is specifically dedicated to meeting the requirements of: ISO 9001 Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation and Servicing - ISO 9001 Registered Certification Number A3147 UL United States Code of Federal Regulation, Title 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants United States Code of Federal Regulation, Title 10 CFR Part 21 Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance ANSI/ASME N45.2 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities ASME NQA-1 (includes Subpart 2.7) Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications ANSI/IEEE 730.1 IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans CAN/CSA-Q 396.1.2 Quality Assurance Program for Previously Developed Software Used in Critical Applications ANSI N45.22 Packaging, Shipping, Receiving, Storage, and Handling of Items for Nuclear Power Plants


Educating the Next Generation

OTI is committed not only to providing essential tools for power engineers of today, but also to help launch the careers of the power engineers of tomorrow. OTI has shown continuous commitment and support by offering educational licenses, funding ETAP Power Scholarships, and installing ETAP Power Labs to the value of over $1 million per year. OTI has also heavily invested in continued education in the forms of worldwide training events, a state-of-the-art learning center, and distance education programs.

ETAP Educational Package

OTI offers an ETAP educational software package for instructors, university computer labs, and students. The educational edition of ETAP provides universities with access to the latest technology for the design, modeling, and analysis of electrical power systems. Through the ETAP Educational Package, students not only learn how to use ETAP to solve engineering challenges, but also have the opportunity to be better prepared to enter the workforce.

ETAP Power Lab

OTI works in close partnership with many colleges and universities, having installed ETAP licenses, including ETAP RealTime, for the development of ETAP Power Labs. These labs assist power engineering students develop best practices and incorporate the latest advances in power system analysis technology.
---------------Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) Brunel University West London (Uxbridge, England) Cal Poly University (San Luis Obispo, CA) Casper College (Casper, WY) Clemson University of Technology (Clemson, SC) Curtin University of Technology (Miri, Malaysia) Curtin University of Technology (Perth, Australia) Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) Duke University (Durham, NC) Georgia Southern University (Statesbro, GA) Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA) Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic (Bhutan) Kansas State University (Mahattan, KS) New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) --------------Oklahoma Christian University (Edmond, OK) Polytechnic (Brooklyn, NY) San Diego State University (San Diego, CA) Tennessee Tech (Cookeville, TN) Texas A&M (College Station, TX) Universidad de Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica) University du Quebec (Trois-Rivieres, Canada) University of Bahrain (Bahrain) University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT) University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT) University of Johannesburg (South Africa) University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL) University of Southern Indiana (Evansville, IN) University of Texas (Arlington, TX)


ETAP Learning Center

The ETAP Learning Center, located in Irvine, California, offers a high-tech classroom facility, fully equipped with the latest teaching and learning aids. Both instructors and students benefit from the superior equipment and comfortable workstations. The facility is used as a global training hub for OTI and its representatives.

ETAP University
ETAP University is a global educational network offering power engineers and ETAP users access to high-quality training services. ETAP University delivers power engineering training content via synchronized, multimedia sessions that can be accessed anytime, from anywhere in the world where users can access the Internet.

Professional Engineering Course

OTI offers a Professional Engineering (PE) Course to prepare power engineers in order to obtain PE certification. The format of this problem-solving workshop has been designed to provide the analytical techniques and fundamentals of Electrical Power Engineering in preparation for the PE examination as well as meeting the onthe-job demands of a professional power engineer.

OTI is committed to the education of todays and tomorrows power engineers

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