Voices of Experience: Insights into Advanced Distribution Management Systems

Research output: NRELBrochure


Today, a number of utilities are implementing advanced distribution management systems (ADMS), a software platform that integrates numerous utility systems and provides automated outage restoration and optimization of distribution grid performance. In effect, ADMS transitions utilities from paperwork, manual processes, and siloed software systems to systems with real-time and near-real-time data, automated processes, and integrated systems. The report provides practical advice to assist utilities in deploying an ADMS including insights on making the business case, defining requirements and selecting a vendor, preparing the data, integrating systems, and governing the project.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5B00-71067


  • ADMS
  • ADMS deployment
  • ADMS transition
  • advanced distribution management system
  • automated processes
  • distribution
  • distribution grid performance
  • integrated systems
  • optimization
  • real-time data
  • utility
  • utility insights
  • utility systems


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