Distribution Grid Management in the Presence of Distributed Energy Resources

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The global concerns over climate change, government policies, and incentives in support of distributed energy resources (DERs) are accelerating the growth of DERs in distribution networks. The growth in DER penetration levels can create various issues such as over/under voltages, reverse power flows, overloading, and protection miscoordination. State-of-the-art grid automation solutions such as advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) and distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) can leverage the DERs to improve distribution grid operations. The ADMS offers advanced grid management functions such as Volt-VAR optimization (VVO), fault management, and outage management to the distribution operator to improve situational awareness and optimize network operations. The DERMS solutions aggregate the small-scale BTM DERs to provide grid services including demand response, voltage regulation, and situational awareness. In this presentation, distribution grid management approaches in the presence of DERs using ADMS and DERMS will be discussed.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NamePresented at the IEEE Illuminati Workshop Webinar, 11 December 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5D00-84827


  • ADMS
  • advanced distribution management system
  • distributed energy resource management system
  • distribution system
  • voltage regulation


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