Distribution Automation and Management Systems with High Penetration of DERs, IBRs and Microgrids

  • Room: 291
  • Session Number: TUT-03
Monday, April 25, 2022: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


This course introduces the basic concepts, fundamental theories and practical technologies on Distribution Automation and Management Systems (DA/DMS). It addresses the key aspects of DA/DMS systems, including distribution grid modeling, feeder automation, operation analysis and management based on some practical use cases of the Distribution Automation Systems with advanced applications in Smart Distribution, as well as the integration with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Inverter Based Resources (IBRs) and Microgrids. The course will cover the following break-down topics: the roles of Smart Distribution in Grid Modernization; the overall framework and architecture of a DA/DMS System in Smart Distribution; Distribution System modeling for automation, operation analysis, and management; advanced real-time and analytic applications in DA/DMS; DERs/IBRs and Microgrids operation and integration in Advanced DMS (ADMS), including DERs/IBRs/Microgrids connection/disconnection to/from the Distribution Grid, anti-islanding schemes and challenges, etc.. The course also introduces a series of new trends in Smart Distribution Development, including Resilient Fault Isolation and Service Restoration approaches for non-fault-interruptible feeder services with DERs/IBRs/Microgrids, Energy Storage related technologies, Transportation Electrification, etc.