Developing Use Cases for Evaluation of ADMS Applications to Accelerate Technology Adoption: Preprint

Santosh Veda, Maurice Martin, Murali Baggu, Hongyu Wu

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Grid modernization for the distribution systems comprise of the ability to effectively monitor and manage unplanned events while ensuring reliable operations. Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and proliferation of autonomous smart controllers like microgrids and smart inverters in the distribution networks challenge the status quo of distribution system operations. Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) technologies are being increasingly deployed to manage the complexities of operating distribution systems. The ability to evaluate the ADMS applications in specific utility environments and for future scenarios will accelerate wider adoption of the ADMS and will lower the risks and costs of their implementation. This paper addresses the first step - identify and define the use cases for evaluating these applications. The applications that are selected for this discussion include Volt-VAr Optimization (VVO), Fault Location Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR), Online Power Flow (OLPF)/Distribution System State Estimation (DSSE) and Market Participation. A technical description and general operational requirements for each of these applications is presented. The test scenarios that are most relevant to the utility challenges are also addressed.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2017
EventIEEE Green Technologies Conference - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 29 Mar 201731 Mar 2017


ConferenceIEEE Green Technologies Conference
CityDenver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-67614


  • ADMS
  • DER
  • distribution
  • DSO
  • DSSE
  • markets
  • OLPF
  • test bed
  • testing
  • use cases
  • VVO


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