DMS Advanced Applications for Accommodating High Penetrations of DERs and Microgrids

Annabelle Pratt, Santosh Veda, Arindam Maitra, Tanguy Hubert, Jianhui Wang, Ravindra Singh, Ning Kang, Xiaonan Lu, Jim Reilly

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Efficient and effective management of the electric distribution system requires an integrated approach to allow various systems to work in harmony, including distribution management systems (DMS), distributed energy resources (DERs), distributed energy resources management systems, and microgrids. This study highlights some outcomes from a recent project sponsored by the US Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, including information about (i) the architecture of these integrated systems and (ii) expanded functions of two example DMS applications to accommodate DERs: volt-var optimisation and fault location, isolation, and service restoration. In addition, the relevant DER group functions necessary to support communications between the DMS and a microgrid controller in grid-tied mode are identified.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2236-2240
Number of pages5
JournalCIRED - Open Access Proceedings Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2017
Event24th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2017 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5D00-67775 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5D00-71711


  • distributed power generation
  • fault location
  • optimisation
  • power system management
  • power system restoration


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