Foundational Report Series: Advanced Distribution Management Systems for Grid Modernization

Electric distribution utilities encounter many challenges to successful deployment of Distribution Management Systems (DMSs). The key challenges are documented in this report, along with suggestions for overcoming them. This report offers a recommended list of activities for implementing a DMS. It takes a strategic approach to implementing DMS … [Read more...]

Distribution Grid Modernization

Distribution Grid Modernization

Distribution Grid modernization is transforming the operation and management of electric distribution systems from manual, paper-driven business processes to electronic, computer-assisted decision- making. At the center of this business transformation is the distribution management system (DMS), which provides a foundation from which optimal levels … [Read more...]

Importance of a Distribution Management System (DMS) in Grid Modernization

Argonne National Laboratory - Energy Division, just released a white paper on the importance of a distribution management system (DMS) as part of the advanced distribution management systems for grid modernization. Grid modernization is transforming the operation and management of electric distribution systems from manual, paper-driven business … [Read more...]

Will Congress Include Microgrids in Upcoming Energy Legislation?

microgrids

Will microgrids be included in upcoming energy legislation being mulled by Congress? Hard to say, but the topic definitely drew some interesting discussion before the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources last week. The committee heard testimony about electric grid advances in preparation for an upcoming energy bill that is expected … [Read more...]