UU 101: ADMS Solutions for Modern Distribution Systems

Jan 25, 2022
C140, First Level
Utility University

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This course will provide information electric utilities need to plan, integrate, and commission an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) that includes functions for electrical optimization, outage management, DER Management, and other advanced applications.

Attendees will acquire:

  • System integration guidelines and challenges
  • Current vendor offerings
  • Implementation strategy
  • Lessons learned by at least two leading utilities who have recent ADMS implementation experience

Who should attend:

  • Electric utility operators, engineers, and managers involved in the operation, design, and optimization of electric distribution systems
  • Representatives of electric distribution companies that are implementing or planning to implement ADMS functionality
  • Information technology and business process personnel responsible for system integration and transitioning to modern distribution control centers
  • Financial personnel interested in the business case for deploying ADMS

Prerequisite skills, knowledge, certifications:

  • Knowledge of electric distribution operations
  • Business processes for managing customer outages
  • General knowledge of communication media for remote monitoring and control of electric power apparatus


  • Key terms and definitions
  • The basic and advanced functionality of the latest ADMS (DMS, OMS, DERMS) including the concept of a “DER-Enabled” ADMS
  • OMS, ADMS, and DERMS architecture alternatives 
  • Effective implementation strategies and internal resource requirements
  • ADMS business case


  • Insights on the importance of ADMS for optimal distribution system efficiency, reliability, and overall performance
  • Challenges to utilities posed by increasing penetrations of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) including distributed generators, energy storage, and controllable loads (including electric vehicles natural disasters
  • Change management strategies for distribution system operators, engineers, and other ADMS stakeholders
Robert "Bob" Uluski, Executive Consultant - ESTA International
Stipe Fustar, Executive Consultant - ESTA International
Manuel Atanacio, Executive Consultant - ESTA International