Tag Archives: Distribution management system (DMS)
DERMS, or Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems, are new types of software and communication systems that manage distributed energy resources such as solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems. This whitepaper discusses numerous aspects of DERMS, including purpose, core functions, relevant standards, relationship with utility Distribution Management Systems (DMS), utility DERMS projects, and next steps for […]
Structuring Distribution Management Systems: DMS Applications for Accommodating High Penetrations of Distributed Energy Resources and Microgrids
Effective management of distribution grids requires integration among distribution management systems, distributed energy resources, and microgrids. Researchers developed an architecture for an integrated system (including functions, communications, control, and interoperability) and identified gaps for integration.
This report details EPRI work to design and test an algorithm for optimization of Volt/VAR&mdasha smart inverter function that allows distributed energy resources to help maintain acceptable voltage along a feeder under various grid operating conditions. It can monitor and control smart inverter–connected distributed energy resources.